Illustrated lecture at museum

The Courtenay and District Museum will present author Dan Savard with his illustrated lecture Images from the Likeness House on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

DAN SAVARD'S BOOK Images from the Likeness House will be explored Oct. 19 at the Courtenay and District Museum.

DAN SAVARD'S BOOK Images from the Likeness House will be explored Oct. 19 at the Courtenay and District Museum.

The Courtenay and District Museum will present author Dan Savard with his illustrated lecture Images from the Likeness House on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Savard will explore the relationship between First Peoples in British Columbia, Alaska and Washington, and the native and non-native photographers who made “likenesses” of them from the late 1850s to the 1920s.

Images from the Likeness House will appeal to ethnographers, photographers, history buffs and anyone who appreciates a well-taken image.

Savard recently retired from the Royal BC Museum, having worked more than 35 years in the Anthropology Audio Visual Collection. He has authored several academic papers and has given many illustrated presentations on topics related to photography and First Peoples.

Savard’s book Images from the Likeness House was the winner of the 2011 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize awarded to the book “that most contributes to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia.”

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. Images from the Likeness House retail for $39.95 (plus tax).

Admission to the evening costs $5 per Historical Society member; $6 non-members (plus tax). Advance tickets are recommended.

The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth St. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, phone 250-334-0686.

— Courtenay and District Museum

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