LDHS is working on projects relevant to the community while providing a historical perspective.
Please contact us for more information or to volunteer on any of these projects.

Community Projects:

Aggie Hall 100 : Working with the Town of Ladysmith,  Ladysmith Air Cadets, Ladysmith Lions and others to commemorate 100th Anniversary of Ladysmith Agricultural Hall, Sept 24, 2022.

Steam Loci 11 100th Anniversary – Public Event in 2023.

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.

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


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