We knew this was going to happen eventually. Our long time Director Mike Pennock has announced his retirement. His work and volunteer efforts at the Museum have been monumental. He was instrumental in helping to find a permanent home for the Museum, and to the success of the Fernie Museum Project. His encyclopedic knowledge of Fernie's history will never be replaced, but he leaves a legacy of many articles and exhibits he's written and researched for future reference.
With this foundation in place, the Fernie Museum is poised to continue its evolution.
This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic professional to lead a dynamic and successful team toward the Museum's full potential.
And so the search for a new Director/Curator begins.....
Just over a century ago, populated seasonally by First Nations peoples, Fernie was a pristine wilderness. The region remained relatively untouched until the exploration of the Crowsnest Pass in 1873 by Michael Phillips. This discovery, and the sighting of outcroppings of coal, opened the region to the rest of the continent.
The Fernie Museum is fully open with its new Main Hall exhibit and newly renovated building. Check out the Cover Story to learn more about the newly minted exhibit. The 2nd floor Gallery is also now available for gatherings, art shows, meetings and travelling exhibits. To learn more drop by the museum, open daily from 10-5.