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Museum Musings: What is the Whistler Resort Association?

Museum Musings: What is the Whistler Resort Association?

What is the WRA? By Allyn Pringle In late August 1979, the government of British Columbia introduced an amendment to the Resort Municipality of Whistler Act (the legislation that established Whistler as a municipality in 1975) that would allow for th
Museum Musings: Completing the library

Museum Musings: Completing the library

Museum Musings: The library’s temporary home

Museum Musings: The library’s temporary home

The Whistler Public Library (WPL) opened its doors in the basement of municipal hall in the summer of 1986, less than a year after the Whistler Public Library Association (WPLA) was formed, thanks to the dedicated work of members of the WPLA, communi
Museum Musings: The library in the basement

Museum Musings: The library in the basement

Last month, when asked by staff at the Whistler Public Library (WPL) if we had photos that they could share to celebrate their birthday, we noticed that the museum hasn’t written a whole lot about our neighbour, so we thought we’d take a
Museum Musings: W is for Whistler

Museum Musings: W is for Whistler

For some visitors to the museum, the most recognizable images of Whistler’s past are not photographs or objects, but logos and company branding. Just seeing Garibaldi Lifts Ltd.
Museum Musings: Another Olympic dream

Museum Musings: Another Olympic dream

Museum Musings: Uphill both ways—getting to school in Whistler

Museum Musings: Uphill both ways—getting to school in Whistler

Museum Musings: Expanding the village—Part 2

Museum Musings: Expanding the village—Part 2

Museum Musings: Selling ideas of the village

Museum Musings: Selling ideas of the village

Museum Musings: Summer skiing on (and off) the mountains

Museum Musings: Summer skiing on (and off) the mountains