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.
Limited Heritage Tea Tickets Now Selling at the Fernie Museum!
To mark the occasion of the completion of the Fernie Museum Project, the Museum is hosting
Heritage Tea in the Museum Gallery
Tickets are $15.00 each and include a museum membership, tea with scrumptious savouries and sweets, and vignettes of music and theatre for your entertainment as well as draw prizes.
Hats and period fashions are encouraged to capture the spirit of the Heritage Tea theme.
Saturday September 28th
Three Sittings 10:30am 12:30pm 2:30pm
Community Celebration and Cake 4:30 pm Join us to celebrate our new exhibit