Art Deco Fashions
This season the Green Exhibit Room features fashions from the Art Deco era. Dresses, hats, shoes and beaded bags from the 1930s are showcased. A black velvet, hand beaded opera coat is the centrepiece of the exhibit. This coat was worn by a member of the Pretty family who were pioneer in the Harrison Mills area.
Honouring the Life of Maud Menten
In the Blue Room we are featuring an exhibit on Maud Menten. Dr. Maud Lenora Menten (1879-1960) famed for the discovery of the Michaelis-Menten equation, was raised in Harrison Mills, BC and graduated from Chilliwack Secondary School in 1897. She was one of the first few female physicians in Canada, and was the first woman to receive a Medical Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1911. She held three PhD’s in Medicine, Physiology and Biochemistry respectively, and dedicated her long career to life saving medical research in fields largely dominated by men. She was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 1998.
John Green and his extensive Sasquatch Research
In our third exhibit room we have an exhibit in honour of John Green and his extensive research on the elusive Sasquatch. Mr. Green was an important part of the Kilby Museum since the government purchased it from the Kilby family back in 1972 when he formed the Kilby Historical Society. John Green (1927 – 2016) was an author; journalist; owner/publisher of the Agassiz-Harrison Advance newspaper; former Mayor of Harrison Hot Springs; Director of the Fraser Heritage Society; Agassiz Harrison Lion’s member; and one of the world’s foremost researchers of Sasquatch in the world! Come see this remarkable exhibit and the lifetime of research Mr. Green collected.
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