Book Club at Pt. Ellice

It was a pleasure to meet with a book club at Point Ellice House, the setting of Trappings’ story. We had an engaging discussion about the first owners of this Victorian house, ranging from domestic to dynastic power plays. In the evening ambience, the halls where the characters walked before us seemed part of the …

Women’s History Month

October is Women’s History Month. Who are the women behind the records in the BC Archives? I’m pleased to be discussing some stories of strong, resilient women, who walked these streets long before they were paved. Sunday, October 29th, 1 pm. With archivist Genevieve Weber and genealogist Diane Rogers. https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/events/calendar/event/105512/womens-history-month-talk-women-bc-archives

RBC Museum Golden Reads Book Club

In partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Royal BC Museum is hosting a Golden Reads Book Club to further explore their Gold Rush exhibit this summer. The Chief Factor’s Daughter is August’s Book of the Month. Readers from around the world are welcome to join in through GoodReads “RBCM Golden Reads” group. A …

Newcomers meeting at Point Ellice House

This month the Victoria Newcomers’ Heritage Club meets at Point Ellice House, to discuss the connections of this National Heritage Site with characters of The Chief Factor’s Daughter. I look forward to meeting the club after they tour the house and gardens, a rare example of local Victorian history. This is an ongoing opportunity for …

Guest Speaker at the Hallmark Heritage Society, September 16th

At the AGM of the Hallmark Heritage Society, Monday, September 16th, 7 pm, I will be speaking about  “Uncovering Women’s History in Victoria.”  I will touch  on streets named for the Work family, a surviving cottage on their Hillside estate, and my new research about Point Ellice House.  James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies …

Book signing at Fort Nisqually, Tacoma, August 10th

I’m excited to be returning to Fort Nisqually, to participate in their ‘Brigade Encampment’ — an 1855 re-enactment of the annual journey to bring in the furs from the region!  I will be joining Steve Anderson, author of Angus McDonald of the Great Divide, in a book signing at 2:30 pm, Saturday. http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum