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Behind the Wave: A Look at the Makings of the Tsunami Exhibit

Updated: Sep 19, 2019


PAMHS has a new exhibit in place as of last week. It is a replacement for the TSUNAMI of '64 that used to reside where our antique outboard display now stands in the Hutcheson Gallery. The exhibit is a result of collaboration between PAMHS and the Alberni Valley Museum who provided us with pictures and a beautifully designed title header made by Kirsten Smith. The text was generated by David Cox and Jenn Preedy. The display comes with a floor- to -ceiling banner that shows the height of the tsunami wave and shows pictures with text that explain the devastation the town woke up to the morning after Good Friday of 1964. It is a great and local- focused addition to our exhibits this year. Thank you so much Jamie and Kirsten.

We have a new addition to our ship- model display. With wall banners and pics from the Alberni Project in Courtney/Comox loaned to us by Lewis Bartholomew and the model of HMCS Alberni donated to us in Ken Hutcheson's day, we have added to our models collection of the Princess of Alberni, the City of Alberni, the Princess Maquinna, the Santiago and the full-rigged ship of the 19th century.


Written by D. Cox

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