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Mary Weiler painting en plein air at Subtle (Camp) Island, ca. late 1940s. CIMAS item 2003.002.004
General News · 8th June 2021
Valerie Wernet
Good news! All summer long, the Cortes Island Museum will be sharing photos from our archives. Each week will have a unique theme, and we’ll bring you ten of our favourite photos, hand-selected by the archives team. Stay tuned throughout the summer for a survey of Cortes Island gardens through the years, a celebration of local picnics and holidays, and more. This week, we’re happy to present some memorable portraits from our archives collection—you may even recognize a few of the faces!

How do I see the photos?
A new gallery of photos will be posted on Facebook each Tuesday, and a brief announcement posted on Tideline. Please hit “like” or share with friends on Facebook to upvote your favourite snaps. Your votes and shares will help us get more information about what kinds of photographs resonate with the community, and what you’d like to see going forward. The winning photo for each week will be announced the following Tuesday. In addition, photos on each theme will be posted on Instagram every week.

Click here to view this week’s gallery on Facebook.

Hungry for more history?
If ten photos just isn’t enough, remember you can browse Cortes Island Museum’s digitized collection any time for free. Just follow the link on the museum’s main page, or head straight to Our entire Online Archives and this summer’s weekly galleries on Facebook are brought to you thanks to a generous grant from Library and Archives Canada.