“While the Ladysmith & District Historical Society (LDHS) has closed the museum and archives and ceased Saturday operations at the waterfront until further notice, that doesn’t mean that our minds have to cease operations,” says President Quentin Goodbody.
LDHS volunteers are working on a few projects designed to entertain and inform you — with an historical perspective.
Some of these projects include a series of walks with points of heritage interest, titled “About Town – Walk Through Time.”
“The idea is to give you incentive to get out, get some exercise (in a socially isolated manner) and at the same time learn about our communities,” explains Goodbody.
The society is also looking at the best ways to continue presenting their popular “Historically Speaking” series, which will be streamed online at specified times covering a variety of subjects including, but not limited to:
• “Earthquake Ladysmith” details the history of earthquakes on Vancouver Island and the impending “Big One,” examining its likely effects on Ladysmith and what you could/should do to prepare.
• “Ladysmith Fires: Risks and Prevention” looks at local fires through the ages and the story of the Ladysmith Fire Department.
• “Climate Change Examined” puts global warming and its effects into perspective relative to the Earth’s history of climate change prior to man’s industrial activities.
Work is continuing on the new museum exhibit on Vancouver Island predators – wolves, wolverines, bears and cougars. A part of the exhibit is a wildlife photography show, and the society is inviting photographers to submit high-resolution digital photos, as well as prints, that showcase the diverse wildlife in our area.
Visit the society on Facebook or their website at ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca.