Christmas Traditions!

Check out the latest instalment of Tales From The Valley. This one tells of a family tradition of one board member of The Cowichan Historical Society, Colin Tassin, and how that tradition came to be. He has kindly shared his treasured family recipe.


See the full recipe

Final Two Weeks! Chief Dan George:  Actor & Activist

Until December 15, 2023

Chief Dan George, Abundant Rivers (1971) Museum of Anthropology a038355


The Cowichan Valley Museum is excited to present Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist, a traveling exhibit created by the Museum and Archives of North Vancouver. This fascinating exhibit explores the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (1899-1981) – leader, writer, performer, and advocate for First Nations people. Learn about his influence as an advocate for the rights of First Nations peoples.

Learn more


Help Preserve The Duncan Train Station

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Do you remember the Next Great Save? Your votes helped the Duncan Train Station win that national competition! As promised, the $50,000 prize money was used to purchase and install two new heat pumps. Those new heat pumps now regulate temperatures inside the Cowichan Valley Museum to ensure artifacts are conserved and visitors and staff are comfortable. Those energy-efficient heat pumps have also helped save the environment – and reduce the museum’s hydro bills!

Now it’s time to save the exterior of the train station building that houses the museum. Through generous support of local businesses and volunteers, the lower story of the station has been repaired and repainted.

Duncan Train Staton shingles need repairWhy not the upper story? That’s where you can help.

We’re launching our Buy-A-Bundle promotion to raise funds for shingling the second level. Each $50 donation will buy a bundle of shingles.

Our fundraising goal is $60,000 – that will pay for the shingles, installation, paint, and all the other work involved in conserving the upper story of the locally and nationally heritage designated Duncan Train Station building.

For the person who has everything, a donation in their name makes a great gift – just in time for Christmas. For each donation, you’ll receive a beautiful thank-you card and a tax receipt. You’ll also get a warm, fuzzy feeling every time you walk by the Train Station and see your donation at work.

You can make your donation:
*At the Cowichan Valley Museum, located in the Duncan Train Station. We accept cash, cheque and credit cards.
*By cheque made out to the Cowichan Historical Society. Please mark “Bundle” on your cheque. Mail it to P.O. Box 1014, Duncan, B.C., V9L-3Y2, or drop it at the Museum.
*By e-transfer to cvmuseum.archives@gmail.com (a question/answer is required: please use Where is the museum? Answer: Duncan – and add Bundle in the comments). For a CRA tax receipt, please send an e-mail with your full name including middle initial, and mailing address, including postal code to cvmgive@gmail.com

Duncan Train Staton shingles need repairGet on board and Buy-a-Bundle now!
For further information contact:
Sheila Kitson, Vice-President
Cowichan Historical Society
Telephone – 250-746-6612
Email: CHSBoard@shaw.ca



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