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Whistler Museum: year in review

Whistler Museum: year in review

The past year has been one of great exhilaration, vision, and accomplishment for the Whistler Museum & Archives Society.
Jenny Jardine at Alta Lake

Jenny Jardine at Alta Lake

In the Whistler museum collections is one photograph of a New Year's celebration held at the Alta Lake School in 1937. We don't know who all of the people in the photo are, but a few names are written on its back, including the name of Jenny Jardine.
The holiday season in Whistler

The holiday season in Whistler

The holiday season has always been a hectic time in Whistler, as so much energy is spent welcoming and entertaining guests.
From Whistler to California: An archival mystery solved

From Whistler to California: An archival mystery solved

Working at a museum or archive can be a bit like being a detective. Piecing together evidence to solve historical puzzles, you often uncover connections between people and places you'd never expect.
A photo paints a thousand words

A photo paints a thousand words

Every week for the past year, we've shared a selection of photographs and captions from The Whistler Question on our blog Whistorical every Thursday. The collection (1978 to 1985) is catalogued by week, which has been very helpful.
History uncovered

History uncovered

You never know when you'll find a connection in Whistler's history between two seemingly unrelated subjects.
Whistler Christmases captured in photos

Whistler Christmases captured in photos

With the holiday season fast approaching we've started taking particular notice of holiday-themed photos in our collections.
How times have changed in housing

How times have changed in housing

Looking through Whistler publications from the 1970s, it's easy to see that building and design in Whistler has changed a lot over the decades.
The long tradition of welcoming Whistler newcomers

The long tradition of welcoming Whistler newcomers

November has traditionally been a time of arrivals in Whistler: the snow arrives in the valley (we hope) and new faces arrive for the upcoming season.
Parkhurst fondly remembered

Parkhurst fondly remembered

When we post images on social media, it's hard to predict which will be particularly popular and start conversations.