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Ladysmith Museum Events

Art Show at Museum

On June 1, 2019, the Ladysmith Museum will open its upstairs room with an exhibit and sale of Derrick Chesterton paintings in acrylic and oil, featuring Ladysmith and district street scenes from today and yesterday. These bright works of art capture the spirit of local landscapes, architecture, waterfront and industrial heritage past. “It’s important we keep the memories and lessons of the past alive,” said Chesterton, who has generously donated 50 per cent of all sales to the Ladysmith & District Historical Society.

Derrick J. Chesterton, born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, has come a long way to practice his art in Ladysmith. Derrick is inspired by the beauty of the Gulf waters, Ladysmith’s unqiue history of mines, farming, logging, fishing, oyster bay, and in recent years, the renewal of First Avenue as a tourist destination. He’s been painting portraits of family, friends and historic figures in B.C. and Hawaii.

The Ladysmith Museum’s upstairs gallery will feature heritage-themed art relating to the community and is open during regular museum hours. For more information, call 250-245-0423.

New museum exhibits opens

Ladysmith & District Credit Union and its 75 years of history will be chronicled at the Ladysmith Museum. The new exhibit  Our Community. Our Credit Union will be opening June 15. While at the museum check out the display of Ladysmith souvenirs.

Along with the LDCU exhibit, a 75th anniversary video produced by TAKE 5, has been released. The 24 minute documentary features many archival photos and interviews. It can be viewed on the LDCU website


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