In Video: The first Brown Bag History lecture of 2017

Cathy English, curator of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives (center right), gave her first Brown Bag History lecture of the year on Wednesday, January 11, with a look back at life in our town as it was a century ago. The popular noon-hour event was attended by 35 people. Davie F. Rooney photo

By David F. Rooney

Cathy English, curator of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives, gave her first Brown Bag History lecture of the year with a look back at life in our town as it was a century ago.

This 49:50-minute illustrated talk, which you can watch by activating the YouTube player below, is given life by Cathy’s sly wit and gentle sense of irony and her intense knowledge of local people. I hope you enjoy this video.If you’d like to see more videos of Cathy’s Brown Bag History lectures you can click here to visit my YouTube Channel where you can find more of them among the 425 other videos I have made of events (ranging from parades, Canada Day celebrations and Girl Guide ceremonies to interviews with our MLA, MP and local politicians as well as special school activities and school trustee, and Council meetings) in our vibrant community.

Brown Bag History lectures are held at noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at the museum, which by the way is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, at 7 pm. Here are are the dates and topics for the remaining lectures through until late June:

Brown Bag History 2017

January 25 – Three Passes – Canada’s Gateway to the Pacific – Guest Speaker John Woods

February 8 – Pioneer Educators

February 22 – Heritage Buildings in Revelstoke

March 8 – The Land Still Thunders – Bringing You Tomorrow’s Avalanche History Today – Guest Speaker John Woods

March 22 – Growing Up in Revelstoke

April 5    – Vimy Ridge Remembered – Guest Speaker Ken English

April 19 – Italian Community

May 3 – Forest History Panel – local forester talk about their history working in the industry

May 17 – Japanese Community

May 31 – Chinese Community

June 14 – Treasures from the Museum

June 28 – Brown Bag Picnic

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