All posts by Marina Sacht

Salmon Dinner by Donation – Oct. 12, Fundraiser

Saturday, October 12, is the start of a weekend where many celebrate Thanksgiving. It is traditional that family and friends gather either Sunday or Monday to celebrate and have a turkey dinner.

Thanks to a local fisherman, you have an additional option. Our community is invited to come to the Aggie Hall, Ladysmith, at 5 pm, for a delicious salmon dinner. Freshly caught Haida Gwaii salmon will be cooked to perfection, along with a choice of locally grown vegetables and salads. This dinner followed by favourite desserts will be prepared by community volunteers.

This is an opportunity for old friends to connect and share their fishing memories from the “Gap” days and, for the general public, to make some new friends while enjoying fine food and music. The Nanaimo Community Concert Band will be there playing lively old-time favourites. There will be door prizes, draws and a silent auction.

A heritage slide show will update you on the progress made by the Ladysmith & District Historical Society’s Industrial Heritage Preservation group of volunteers, who have been working every Saturday morning at the original Comox Logging & Railway Co. heritage site for the past six years. Many of Ladysmith’s large “Heritage by the Sea” artifacts have been refurbished. See the amazing improvements to the 1923 Baldwin Locomotive #11, Humdirgen, Tube Tumbler and 1915 Box Car, all made possible through Town of Ladysmith Grants-in-Aid, donations and community fundraisers.

Also learn about our next steps going forward as our plans are to create awesome interactive and digital heritage experiences and displays that will excite both local residents and tourists.

All donations received at the Salmon Dinner will go towards our LDHS inclusive, activity-focussed project designed to make Ladysmith’s local culture and history come alive and be relevant to everyone.   – Shirley Blackstaff

Celebrating a successful season at the Harbour Heritage Centre

Please join us for Cookies & Coffee on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Drop in between 1 – 3 pm at the Harbour Heritage Centre as we celebrate with Ladysmith Maritime Society a successful season at the Harbour Heritage Centre, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith

Everyone welcome! Bring the kids along too.  We will have fun activities for them.

LMS is hosting this Celebration in the Harbour Heritage Centre to show our appreciation to our volunteers, supporters, community members and visitors before we close the following day to make necessary preparations to accommodate the Town of Ladysmith’s upgrades to the Machine Shop, 610 Oyster Bay Road, Ladysmith.

Super Saturdays at the Museum. For the young and young at heart!

Every Saturday in July and August drop into the Museum and try something new that’s old! Learn how to make a family tree, write cursive, design your family coat of arms, discover how to behave at a tea party and much more! Between noon and 4 pm.

Thursday is Tea Time
Starting July 25. 2019 from 2:30 to 4 every Thursday afternoon, drop in for a cup of tea and a chat and discover what makes a tea party fun!

Come play vintage board games and outdoor games!

AGM –  APRIL 16, 2019, at 7p.m. 

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting at the St. John’s  Masonic Lodge, No. 21, at 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C.

It’s been a busy year for the society. Find out what’s happening at the Ladysmith Archives & Public Reading Room, the Ladysmith Museum and the Industrial Heritage Site. Guest speaker is Alan L. Hoover author of Southern Northwest Coast Indigenous Canoe racing: A Brief History.

New book by Alan Hoover on early Indigenous Canoe Racing

We will also have a brief talk about the history of the Mason building.  Refreshments served. Bring a friend! More Board members are always needed! 250-245-0100.

Super Saturday March 30, 2019

Following the success of Ladysmith Museum’s Vintage Game Day, we will be hosting a “Super Saturday” the last Saturday of the month. Join us March 30 from noon to 4 pm for vintage games, archival videos and more. Free.

Can you help?

If you would like to help out on Super Saturdays (last Saturday of the month), please let us know. We are looking for hosts as well as suggestions for activities that are family friendly and encourage interaction. 250-245-0423 info@ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca

Music benefit for Steam Loci 11

On Saturday, March 30, 2019  from 7 pm – 10 pm DENNIS LAKUSTA & TERRY PORTER join in a concert Fundraiser for Restoration of Ladysmith’s Steam Locomotive 11 at Ladysmith Maritime Society upstairs room, 610 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith.

Dennis Laskusta is a prolific artist and songwriter. He is preparing to produce and record his eighth CD.  Dennis’ concerts offer up a multi-faceted feast of variety, colour and depth as he sings and plays his acoustic guitar.

Terry Porter enjoys playing his acoustic bass and has wonderful times working with his friend, Dennis “Dennis has so many talents: singer, songwriter, producer, composer, visual artist, photographer, humorist, author, inventor and educator.”

Get your $20 ticket at 614 Oyster Bay Dr at the Locomotive or First Aid Building. Email vimarmot@shaw.ca to have your tickets set aside for pick up on Sat. 10 am – 1 pm

Refreshments served during the intermission.

Volunteers Needed for Heritage Week 2019

Volunteers Needed – Heritage Week Event
Ladysmith Museum will be open Monday to Friday, Feb. 18-22, noon to 4 pm and there will be a Family Event at the Industrial Heritage Site 610 & 614 Oyster Bay Drive Feb. 23, 10 am – 3 pm. If you can assist at either one of our two sites with greeting visitors and helping with the food and interactive activities, etc. please let Lesley and Shirley know.
Shirley Blackstaff vimarmot@shaw.ca 250-245-3075
Lesley Moore moorele4@gmail.com 250-245-0423

Rail hand pump car will be just one of the many fun activities planed for Heritage Week 2019.

From Basement to Archives FREE Workshop

From the Basement to the Archives Free Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to a free and fun workshop on Tuesday, Jan 15 here at the Ladysmith Archives.
“From the Basement to the Archives” Workshop will take the mystery out of the process and lead by archivist Christine Meutzner it will be not only informative but fun. The workshop starts at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served. Bring a friend but please email us or call so we can get an idea for how much food to bring! 250-245-0100 or email us at info@ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca FREE!!

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