An evening of poetry and reminiscences, caringly hosted by artist Tanya Henck, was held at the Cortes Island Museum to honour the memory of the writer Gilean Douglas, who died on Hallowe’en 25 years ago. The event marked the beginning of a series of exhibits celebrating 20 years of programming at the museum and drew on content about Gilean previously featured in the museum's display in 2000.
Thank you, Tanya, for bringing to life the words of a beloved Cortes Island icon.
Books by Gilean Douglas, archival records of her life on Cortes, and Gilean Douglas: Writing Nature, Finding Home
, co-authored by the museum’s archivist Jill Milton, are available in the museum shop.
The audience was also treated to a preview of Curiouser and Curiouser
, a new exhibit of weird and wonderful collections that foreshadow the inception of modern museum practice.
Located at 957 Beasley Road in Manson’s Landing, the Cortes Island Museum is now open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free. Donations to support our programs are appreciated.
Everyone welcome! Become a member!
Check our website, www.cortesmuseum.ca
, for a calendar of events organized by the museum.