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Royal BC Museum Celebrating BC History with People’s Stories

Next year, 2008, marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of British Columbia. The Crown Colony of BC was created in 1858, uniting the Colony of Vancouver Island (established in 1849) with the mainland.

To celebrate, the Royal BC Museum has started the “Free Spirit” Exhibit Project. Leading to a museum exhibit in the spring, the project also includes a virtual exhibition.

Perhaps neatest of all is the opportunity for all of us to share our own history with the museum. The People’s History component of the project allows members of the public to submit stories about arriving in BC, holiday hot spots, home, and school. The RBCM is looking for audio, video, and text submissions. And, it looks like the virtual exhibits will grow on-line over the next several months.

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