The Alberni Valley Museum has created some fantastic videos, showcasing museum artefacts, exhibits, historical locations, and the stories behind them. Most videos feature an accompanying craft to make at home!
Make your own Train! Click here for template and instructions!
Make Your Own Old Fashioned Paper Dolls! Click here for history and instructions!
Paper Dolls – Wedding Dresses 1910
Paper Dolls – Wedding Dresses 1924
Paper Dolls 1960s (glue to cereal box!) and the Wedding Dresses 1960s
Make your own Cammy the Cameron Lake Monster! Click here for instructions
Click here to learn more about photo tinting!
Make your own paper! Click here for instructions!
Learn how clothes peg dolls are made! Click here for instructions!
Make your own dug-out canoe! Click here for instructions and template!
Challenge yourself with a fun Morse Code scavenger hunt! Click here for instructions!
From the Collection
The Alberni Valley Museum’s latest episode of ‘From the Collection’ features Hats from the Museum’s Textile Collection and images from the Historic Photograph Collection. The half hour program is currently playing on Shaw TV (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun at 11am, 5pm & 11pm), or can catch it on YouTube.
The Alberni Valley Museum’s virtual exhibit ‘The Great Tsunami of 1964’ can be found on the Virtual Museum of Canada site.
The Way it Was
Excerpts from George McKnight’s Community Cable show ‘The Way It Was’ that aired in Port Alberni, British Columbia in the 1980s and 1990s.
Gerald Labute’s Time Traveller series features the Alberni Valley Museum and the heritage of the Alberni Valley.
Community Heritage Register
The Alberni Valley Community Heritage Register (CHR) is an official list of historic places, specific to the community, which have been identified as having heritage value or heritage character.