There are many great historical photographs on display at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo submitted)

There are many great historical photographs on display at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo submitted)

Historical moments

The Big Edger in the Chemainus sawmill

Chemainus’ European history was started by lumber mills as early as 1862.

Here is a “modern view “ of the Big Edger, Victoria Lumber and Mill Company 1925.

Step back in time and see more great photos at the Chemainus Valley Museum, 9799 Waterwheel Cres.

The expanded museum opened on March 1. The grand opening is Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon to 1 p.m.

Current hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.