Going out with a bang … and a slideshow

Open house slated for Oct. 29

AGM coming Oct. 22

Milk wagon restoration complete

“The old grey wagon, she’s now like she used to be!”

The old grey wagon that was on display in front of the Centennial Building for many years been revealed as a beautiful piece of transportation history! What’s the recipe for uncovering the hidden beauty in such an antique artifact? Lots of elbow grease, time, and expertise!

Read more and see more photos here.

The Jean Spicer Collection

Over the course of 35 years, prominent artist and organic farmer Jean Spicer (1909-1994) took thousands of photographs of life in and around Nakusp, the Arrow Lakes, the West Kootenay, and beyond. Over the years, her family has donated nearly 1,700 of her wonderful colour slides to the ALHS, and we are happy to present a selection of over 160 of them in this programme!

THE JEAN SPICER COLLECTION was originally presented as our second-ever slideshow all the way back in 2014, and now we’re bringing it to you live on YouTube for the first time! Along with our two original Our Coloured Past shows, many of the gorgeous images seen in this show formed the backbone for our 2019 Our Coloured Past book.

Jean Spicer’s vivid photography captures 35 years of valleys in transition – the last days of the SS Minto, the flooding of the Arrow Lakes, the slow decay of mining ruins in the Valley of the Ghosts, the gorgeous alpine of the Selkirk Mountains and the Slocan, parades, family moments, and – of course – the legendary Spicer Farm she operated alongside her husband Chris as part of their active lifestyle. 

Join us LIVE Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at 7 p.m. Pacific time (or watch anytime you want thereafter!) on our YouTube channel: