The swinging sixties (and seventies) on Bowen

The summer exhibit at the Bowen Island Museum & Archives takes a look back at Bowen in the 60s to 1979, and seeking artifacts and pictures from people who were here, then.
The kinds of artifacts we are hoping to borrow include: signs, menus, books, clothing, pottery, paintings, music, electronics – all things related to 60-79), photographs and biographies.
The topics of interest for this exhibit include: protests, arts and crafts (cottage industries – potters, painters, weavers, theatre) economy (how did you earn a living on Bowen?), social life (what did you do for entertainment in summer and winter), fishing, hunting, medical / fire / police – how did the island deal with emergencies?, neighbourhoods, churches, transportation (ferries, sannies, taxis, cars, horses). These are just a suggestions all points of view and memories are welcome.
One of the driving questions is: why did you move to Bowen? How was “old-time Bowen” different (or the same?) as today? What should every newcomer know about Bowen’s development in the 60s and 70s?
Please share your memories with us. Send an email. Write a letter. Drop off a DVD with photos and audio.

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