The Parksville Museum is looking for support from the community through the sale of 2018 historical calendars. They are available now for $15 each. — Photo submitted by Parksville Museum

Parksville Museum offers historical calendar for 2018

Images come from photo archives and family collections

The Parksville Museum invites residents to add a year’s worth of local history into their homes with the release of its 2018 Historical Calendar.

A picture speaks a thousand words and nothing freezes a moment in time like a photograph. The museum is now selling its annual historical calendar, featuring photographs sourced from the Parksville Museum’s photo archives and local family collections. This calendar provides an opportunity to share these images of the people and places as they were in those early days before development changed the landscape. It will give those living in the region today a glimpse into the past of this place we call home.

The photos included in the calendar are just a few of the thousands of photographs taken in the last 125 years of the region’s history, including the communities now known as Parksville, Nanoose Bay, Errington, Coombs and French Creek.

Also featured on each calendar page is recognition of the 25 local businesses who sponsored the 2018 calendar, without whose help it would not have been made. To each of them, the museum extends a big thank you.

Proceeds from the sale of this calendar will go toward ongoing improvements to the museum, helping it become a better resource to our communities and enable it to become an important tourist attraction for museum visitors.

Calendars are being sold for $15 and can be purchased in Parksville at the Parksville Visitor Centre on Highway 19A, Parksville Home Hardware, and Fireside Books.

The Parksville Museum was closed indefinitely in early November as the Parksville & District Historical Society addressed funding concerns. David Haynes, past-president of the society, announced in a written release this week that the museum will be re-opening for the summer season in May of 2018, following a seasonal winter closing.

— NEWS staff and

Parksville Museum submission

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