The HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial is moving across the hall in the Comox Centre Mall.

Alberni Museum on the move in the mall

New space has 50 per cent more capacity

  • Aug. 20, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record staff

Lewis Bartholomew is on the move.

He, along with hundreds of pieces of his collection and displays, are moving across the hallway of the Comox Centre Mall, readying for the official re-launch of the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial.

“It’s almost twice the space (as the old location) and it’s right across the way – it’s much more visible,” said Bartholomew, the museum’s founder and executive director.

“It will help us expand the gift shop area, and it won’t be so tight. The other space worked really well for one, two, three people, but when we had large groups it becomes a bottle neck. With the new space, there’s one way in, and one way out.”

He said display units will now be used in the space as islands for people to walk around, and the area will be more flexible for large groups or social gatherings.

Bartholomew added because the space now faces the water, he invites people to stop off in the “sunny library to see the glacier; it has one of the nicest views in Comox.”

In the old space, he said he could accommodate up to 40 people at a time, and admitted it was difficult to navigate.

Now, he noted, the space can easily fit 60 people and it will be easy to view all of the displays.

The re-launch is set for Sept. 5 at 1 p.m., with a 30-minute concert by Roger Helfrick before the ribbon cutting ceremony, There is no admission on the day, but there will be an admission fee of $2 adults/$1 children from Sept. 7 onwards.

For more information, visit alberniproject.org or call 250-334-6555.

 

Just Posted

Boomer Jerritt next North Island College Artist Talk speaker

Acclaimed Comox Valley photographer, artist and world traveller Boomer Jerritt is coming… Continue reading

VIDEO: Saanich resident shocked when trespasser licks security camera, rummages through mail

‘I found the situation really bizarre,’ said the Gordon Head resident

School district launches catchment consultation process in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Schools is commencing an important boundary catchment consultation process beginning… Continue reading

BC Ferries crew member taken to hospital after getting struck by bow doors

Two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were cancelled

UPDATED: Town of Comox, RCMP complete investigations into allegations of staff misconduct

Mayor was unaware of any investigation opened by previous CAO

ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

Black Press Media’s polling analyst on the origins of predictive seat modelling in Canada

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Comox Valley Nature hosting one-day conference to discuss Courtenay’s Urban Forest Plan

Comox Valley Nature (CVN) is opening its annual Fall Vancouver Island Regional… Continue reading

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

Most Read