The Courtenay & District Museum presents an event with Judith Williams, who will be giving a talk and slide show based on her new book, Raincoast Chronicles 24: Cougar Companions, Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs on Tuesday, May 14 starting at 7 p.m.
Raincoast Chronicles 24 is an impeccably researched and richly illustrated history of Bute Inlet’s pioneering residents, including August Schnarr and his family. Schnarr, a trapper and a logger in the region from 1910 until the 1960s, was also an amateur photographer who faithfully took a Kodak camera on his many expeditions and used it to capture experiences on the family homestead.
To create this fascinating history of these pivotal pioneers, Williams used Schnarr’s impressive collection of photos showing life on the remote B.C. coast—including those of floathouses, log booms, steam donkeys, residents with giant fish catches, boats and pictures documenting August’s daughters with their pet cougars.
Copies of Raincoast Chronicles 24: Cougar Companions will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
Admission to the evening is $5 per Historical Society member; $6 non-members. Advance tickets recommended. FMI or to purchase tickets over the phone: 250-334-0686 ext.2.
The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth St. in downtown Courtenay.