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Grace Woollard at Alta Lake

Grace Woollard at Alta Lake

While some of the stories we hear or read about at the museum provide only a glimpse into the lives of individuals who lived in the Whistler Valley (such as Josef Janousek, the subject of last week's article), others provide a much more complete pict
Fire at The Keg

Fire at The Keg

While cataloguing the Griffith Collection (a collection of roughly 50,000 images donated by photographer Greg Griffith), our assistant archivist Stephanie recently came across slides of a fire at The Keg building that we had previously only seen in b
Bringing the first television to Whistler

Bringing the first television to Whistler

Bringing television access to Whistler was no easy feat before cable and satellite, but Walter Zebrowski can be credited with bringing it to the valley.
Volunteers of 2010: 
The Weasel Workers

Volunteers of 2010: The Weasel Workers

This past week, the Whistler Museum opened a temporary exhibit on the Sea to Sky volunteers of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exhibit will run through March as Whistler continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Paralympic Games.
'Ask Me! I'm a Local' and the 2010 Games

'Ask Me! I'm a Local' and the 2010 Games

It is well established that Whistler residents have a strong history of volunteering, both for major events and more regularly within the community.
Learning to ski at Whistler

Learning to ski at Whistler

Whistler attracts skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels and it comes as no surprise that there are a great number of people who first learned to ski on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, or even on the nearby slopes of Rainbow Mountain.
Celebrating Whistler's Olympic milestones

Celebrating Whistler's Olympic milestones

Resort's first bid was 60 years ago
Fire at Alta Lake

Fire at Alta Lake

Prior to the formation of the Alta Lake Volunteer Fire Department (ALVFD), the Alta Lake area had no official response to fires—they were put out by the small community.
Garibaldi Lifts' early employees

Garibaldi Lifts' early employees

Since Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. first began hiring staff in 1965, Whistler Mountain has employed thousands of people in the area, some for a season and some for careers that span decades.
Museum 2019: 
Year in review 

Museum 2019: Year in review 

This was a highly successful year for Whistler Museum and Archives Society. The museum continues, with the help of the Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, to preserve, protect, and interpret Whistler's history.