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Float Camp Seymour Inlet, ca. 1950
General News · 1st May 2024
Join us for the opening of our new exhibition, From the Ground Up: Cortes Island dwellings and their histories.

This exhibition looks back in time to celebrate the spirit of resourcefulness and creativity that has built not only homes on Cortes but communities as well. We invite you to explore fascinating photographs and artifacts from the museum’s collections, community stories and images, and the Cortez Lodge Coffee Shop, reimagined. With an additional display created by the Cortes Housing Society, this exhibition is a timely platform from which to examine current housing challenges and solutions.

And…it’s not too late to submit your photos to our ongoing community display called “Snapshots of Home.” If you have a photo of your innovative dwelling, a housing solution, or a home on the move, just send it to, and we will include it in the exhibition.

Save the date, bring a friend, and see you there!

Cortes Island Museum & Archives
957 Beasley Road, one block up the hill from Manson's Hall

Photo credit: Float Camp Seymour Inlet, ca. 1950, the Gilean Douglas Collection, Cortes Island Museum & Archives.

Exhibition curated by Melanie Boyle and Monika Hoffmann.

To learn more about Cortes Island Museum and its programs and exhibitions, please visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Cortez Dome House
Cortez Dome House