Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society

Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society

Smithers is home to the Bulkley Valley Museum at Main Street and Highway 16. Situated in the former government building built in 1925 it houses displays featuring the cultural and technological development of the Bulkley Valley. A part of the Museum??s permanent exhibition is the Aviation Exhibit including the story of the crash of a US Air Force B-36 bomber in nearby mountains in 1950. The bomber became the world??s first-ever ??Broken Arrow?? the code name used by the US armed forces for an atomic nuclear weapons delivery system (plane or submarine) which crashes. The Museum also hosts the stories of the Swiss and Dutch migration waves to the beautiful Bulkley Valley. Fascinating First Nations artifacts are also on display.The Bulkley Valley Museum invites you to experience the Smithers Culture Crawl. Starting at the Bulkley Valley Museum the Crawl takes visitors on a remarkable and fascinating stroll. Our Culture Crawl explores the Swiss and Dutch migrations to Smithers history of t

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Contact Person: Fergus Tomlin

Serves Community: Smithers

Property Description: Smithers is home to the Bulkley Valley Museum at Main Street and Highway 16. Situated in the former government building built in 1925 it houses displays featuring the cultural and technological development of the Bulkley Valley. A part of the Museum??s pe

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