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Museum Musings: Adeline the Alta Lake donkey

Museum Musings: Adeline the Alta Lake donkey

Museum Musings: Learning to ski Whistler

Museum Musings: Learning to ski Whistler

Through the late 1960s and early 1970s, Lynn Mathews filled various roles for Garibaldi Lifts Ltd.
Museum Musings: Remembering trips to Alta Lake

Museum Musings: Remembering trips to Alta Lake

When the museum conducts oral history interviews, one of the questions asked is how the interviewee first came to the Whistler area. This question is often interpreted in one of two ways, with answers as varied as the individuals.
Museum Musings: Building the Boot

Museum Musings: Building the Boot

Visitors coming to Whistler today have a variety of accommodation options from campsites to luxury hotel suites. In the 1970s there weren’t nearly as many choices.
Museum Musings: Whistler's waterslides

Museum Musings: Whistler's waterslides

The only trace of the waterslides left today is the name of the Whistler Blackcomb Employee Services building
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.