So why is Gibsons called ‘Gibsons’ when George and Charlotte were ‘Gibson’? These and other thorny questions continue to puzzle me when I ponder the early non-aboriginal days of the Sunshine Coast. (Have we finally learned not to call white folks the first settlers? I hope so.)
Given the 126 years of history, dating back to 1886, and there’s plenty of room for questions about what life was like for the Gibson family (collectively known as ‘the Gibsons’, perhaps?). The perfect place to get answers is The Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives in Gibsons Landing, and the date is Saturday May 19th from 2pm – 4pm.
Refreshments, live music, and a slideshow on the history of Gibsons will all be on offer. Heck, you can even meet living descendants. This museum is what a community historical resource should be like. Run by younger, historically-engaged people who appreciate the stories and images from hundreds of years before, and know how to present it in the current day so it becomes fresh and interesting all over again to an entirely new generation.
SUNSHINE COAST MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
716 Winn Road
Gibsons BC V0N 1V8
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