LDHS is working on projects that are relevant to the community while providing a historical perspective.
Please contact us for more information or to volunteer on any of these projects.
People & Places: Neighborhood Project: Detailing neighbourhoods and ethnic diversity in early Ladysmith. Available for loan.
Heritage Trail: Inventory of heritage places in the Cowichan Valley: A report detailing an inventory of Museums etc., and discussion on the state of institutions; potential for a Heritage Trail. Submitted.
ONE Community, Different Cultures: Networking & collaboration workshop to bring heritage groups together, to increase awareness, understanding and co-operation. This resulted in the formation of the Mid Island Heritage Network.
The Beat Goes On – Music in Ladysmith: VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF CANADA. Community Stories: Online history of Music in Ladysmith with video, sound, photos, commentary, text. In production.
A Walk Through Time – self-guided series of walks with points of heritage interest.
Heritage Metal Collage by Gatacre and First Avenue in Ladysmith is being updated by volunteers and the Town of Ladysmith.
Community Record of COVID-19 – Collecting journals: diaries, movies, slide shows, friendship emails, scrapbooks or drawings. When COVID-19 is over, bring a copy to the Ladysmith & District Historical Society Archives as a record of this unprecedented time.
Adopt A Photo Project in order to expand and digitize our community Timeline. Photographers shoot ‘now’ photos to match the perspective of existing ‘heritage’ photos. NOW & THEN PHOTOS PROJECT
Industrial Artifact Preservation: Ongoing work refurbishing and researching the industrial heritage artifacts located at the former Comox Logging & Railway Co. site. Ask about how you can “adopt” an artifact’s restoration.
Ongoing Projects: Research
History of Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce – Ed Nicholson principal
Ladysmith Nursing School – Pat Brownfield principal
Aggie Hall History – Pat Brownfield principal
Cemetery Info Compilation – Nancy Roy principal
Canadian Colliery Employees – Bridget Watson principal
Births/Marriages/Deaths (pre 1920) – Linda McAdam
Mid Island Heritage Network – Marina Sacht principal
People & Places Neighbourhood Project *– Lesley Moore principal
The Beat Goes On – Music in Ladysmith* -Quentin Goodbody
WWII Cenotaph Stories – Esther/John Sharp
Kit Wilmot records online
Revision/Expansion of Heritage Inventory
Ladysmith Heritage App (with Chamber & Town)
Ongoing Projects: Visitor information
Family Histories – Bridget Watson
General History – Alistair Cowenberg
Property Information (House info, Gas Stn Contamination etc.) Pat Brownfield