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Interactive Talk at the Royal BC Museum with Marie Elliott


Posted: September 11, 2009

Author of Fort St. James and New Caledonia (and Friends Board member), Marie Elliott, will present her interactive talk "Bringing out the Furs in 1847" in the Newcombe Conference Hall at the Royal British Columbia Museum—located at 675 Belleville Street, Victoria—on Sunday, September 20th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Sign on to the HBC New Caledonia fur brigade transporting 8000 pounds of furs from Fort St. James to Fort Vancouver. Challenge the rapids of the Fraser and Columbia rivers and ride with the brigade of 200 or more horses. Historian Marie Elliott will give an illustrated lecture on this dangerous and vital part of the fur trade and will invite you to travel along with the brigade. Her new book, Fort St. James and New Caledonia: Where British Columbia Began, will also be available.

For more information about the following Friends of the BC Archives events contact Ann ten Cate, Outreach Coordinator, BC Archives, (250) 387-2970 or Ron Greene, Secretary of the Friends of the BC Archives at (250) 598-1835. Call in advance for information about handicap access. To hear a preview of Sundays event and more about Fort St. James and New Caledonia, tune in to CFAX radio's Remember When program at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 19th.