LDHS Annual General Meeting 2017
Tuesday, April 18th, 7 pm at Diamond Hall
COME ONE, COME ALL!!
This is a reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Ladysmith and District Historical Society (LDHS) is just around the corner. Please save the date; the AGM is open to non-members.
This year’s guest speaker is Don Bourdon, Curator of Images and Paintings, Royal BC Museum. Don will speak about preserving family photos.
Museums and archives are often the beneficiaries of family photographs. What is the future of the family photograph and the family album in the 21st century? Don will discuss how photographs serve as remembrances of what is real and what is idealized.
Images freeze moments in everyday life—love, pride and humour—arising from a desire to stop the passage of time and also from a responsibility to record history.
From carefully prepared chronologies or travelogues, to assemblages of uncaptioned prints or curated Instagram galleries, family photographs provoke emotional responses and provide glimpses into family life that we could not otherwise remember or fully comprehend.
Don’s remarks are sure to be thought-provoking.
The AGM is also an opportunity for LDHS members to have a say in the stewardship of the Society, by voting for the new executive and on other business.
Please come and support LDHS. If you have any questions, call (250) 245-0100 or email LDHS at
We hope to see you there!