$5.00 /person per talk
To purchase tickets, you can use the online checkout, pay by phone at 604-485-2222 or pay with cash at the museum. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time as there are limited seats.
In-person at the Museum: 4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River
Centennial Building (closest to parking space). Please enter through glass doors.
*Online via zoom (link will be sent to you) only available for the October 11 talk on Lasqueti Island with Dana Lepofsky.
Join us this Fall for a series of talks focusing on qathet's history! Once a month, from September to December, guest speakers will discuss a variety of topics including Texada and Lasqueti Island history.
The speaker series invites locals and visitors to come learn about qathet’s history and present, as well as socialize with us, and ask questions.
September 17 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Vintage Cars with Terry McCune
By using museum photographs, this talk will look at Powell River's cars through the years. These range from the unusual, to the unique, to the everyday. It will also look at how cars (and other vehicles, such as trucks) have had an impact on commercial and leisure activities over time. Mostly, this talk is an entertaining way to view changing tastes and styles in local automotive culture.
October 11 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Archaeology on Xwe’etay/Lasqueti with Dana Lepofsky
While considered off the beaten path today, the archaeology of Xwe’etay/Lasqueti Island demonstrates that the island’s position in the middle of the Salish Sea meant that it was a center for a large and thriving permanent community, with wide social and economic connections. As part of the Xwe’etay/Lasqueti Archaeology Project (www.lasquetiarc.ca ) we are learning much about the rich Indigenous heritage of the island. In this talk, we will present some of what we have learned about the island’s archaeological record, and also talk about how to best honor and protect these precious insights into the past — so they are preserved for the future. In person or via zoom (for this talk only).
November 19 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm - POSTPONED
Texada Mining History with the Texada Island Heritage Society
with Curator Doug Paton
December 6 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Winter Recreation with Joel Nordman
Join Joel Nordman from the Knucklehead Winter Recreation Association, as he tells the beginnings of backcountry skiing in qathet! Hear the story of the Diadem Ski Club, and how winter recreation in our region has transformed over the last few decades to become what is is today