June 19, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Arts, Culture & History Tours
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Smithers has many talented local artists, and I recently had the pleasure of enjoying their work in the Art Gallery. In this picture I am standing between 2 beautiful dresses, sewn by a local seamstress. I enjoyed the many paintings, carvings, and unique work the Gallery had to offer, then made my way to the other side of the building, where the Museum is located, to learn all about the history of Smithers. The Museum had lovely displays and was an educational experience to remember: First Nations History, the aviation exhibit, and the summer exhibit - All About Glaciers. Because I am Alpine Alice, I found the Swiss migration to the Valley particularly interesting, I even learned of Smithers' gift to civilization... the egg carton was invented by a man from Smithers, BC! As I left my history lesson and came back to 2012 I took a few minutes to admire this historic building; the Art Gallery and Museum was built in 1925 and was once used as the Smithers courthouse. This is one of the many historic buildings in Smithers that takes you back in time and shows you the beauty and wonder of years gone by.