Step into Wilderness is the companion volume to the museum’s popular 2015 release Watershed Moments. Photo supplied

Courtenay Museum presents online lecture from local authors

Local authors Deb Griffiths and Christine Dickinson will provide stories and images from the Courtenay Museum’s 2020 book Step Into Wilderness – A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration In and Around the Comox Valley in a free online zoom presentation at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23.

This lecture will explore, close-up, some of the 150 images included in the book, the photographers who caught moments in the region’s history, and some of the stories of the people in those photographs.

The presentation will also touch on topography, the early days of Strathcona Park and Forbidden Plateau, local beaches, some of the hotels that catered to the tourist trade in the area, and more.

Known for their enthusiastic virtual presentations, Dickinson and Griffiths are accomplished presenters, writers, and interpreters. C Dickinson is an educator with a passion for regional history. Griffiths is the executive director of the Courtenay and District Museum and has been involved in curatorship in B.C. for over 40 years.

For more information, check out the Courtenay Museum website

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