Product Description A limited quantity of this soft cover “Hardie Collection” book will be available while supplies last
The photo book is about my personal history which is part of BC history. It is about my Hardie family and roots. It is a 202 page, full colour, catalogue of the artifacts, bottles, and other collectables I amassed over 40+ years of collecting. It is also about my collections, collecting and other collectors. Several members of the Fraser Valley Antique and Collectable Club are pictured in the publication. It has been a labour of love to make and I am glad I can now share my collection this way. You can view and/or purchase the “Hard Cover” version at this Blurb books link: The Hardie Collection Book HC
Tony Hardie and the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum will be attending again this year!
This Saturday September 28th from 11:00 – 3:00pm the Mobile Museum will be set up for viewing and questions at Langley Centennial Museum in the Museum Program Room. Actual presentation start time will be at approximately 1pm till 2pm.
Join BC History presenter Tony Hardie as he shares his knowledge, engaging personal history, and extensive collection of authentic BC Pioneer, First Nations, Gold Rush, and Fur Trade artifacts.
Ask questions, view, and touch rare artifacts (and expertly crafted replicas) while learning more about the history of this province and its people.
Hope to see you there!
Patrick Amos has created another beautiful Eagle Mask for the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum.
In 1957 Patrick Amos was born on Nootka Island located on the west coast of Vancouver Island into the Mowachaht Band , one of the fourteen member tribes of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation. Since 1976 Patrick has been designing limited edition prints. In 1979 he began carving wood, apprenticing with Tony Hunt Sr. at the Art of the Raven Gallery, in Victoria, BC. Later, he apprenticed with Tim Paul at the Royal British Columbia Museum carving shed in Victoria, where he assisted in totem pole projects. In 1990 Patrick Amos and Tim Paul carved a 36′ Hesquiaht totem pole for the Maori people of New Zealand. Patrick Amos began selling his work through the Royal British Columbia Museum shop in Victoria, B.C., as early as 1976. Patrick had his first solo exhibition in 1991 at the Gallery Indigena in Stratford, Ontario. In 1992 Patrick was invited to show his work at an exhibit at the Native Heritage Center in Duncan, BC. Patrick’s work has been steadily shown at Images for a Canadian Heritage in Vancouver, B.C.. The Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC has also several paintings and prints of Patrick’s in their permanent collection. Increasingly Patrick Amos is being commissioned for larger works and he now takes on apprentices to assist with these projects. His commissions include a 10′ x 30′ mural for the Mount Klitsa Junior Secondary School, in Port Alberni, BC. (1995) ; a 14′ totem pole for the Alberni District Secondary School in Port Alberni, BC.(1997) ; an 8′ x 20′ painted mural for the HA-HO Payuk Elementary School on the Tsahahe reserve in Port Alberni, BC ; and a 7′ totem pole for the Gallery Indigena in Stratford, Ontario. Patrick is active in his community, giving carving demonstrations at various schools throughout the Port Alberni, BC. school district each year. Since 1991 Patrick has taught a native art class at the Duquaht Art School in Ucluelet, BC.
The BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tour is an authentic and engaging program presented by Tony Hardie, descendant of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people, of the Central Interior and pioneers of British Columbia.
The BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tour travels to BC public and private schools, community events, and private parties throughout the lower mainland and other parts of British Columbia.
Three main areas of BC History are included in the displays and presentation, including First Nations, as well as Pioneer, Gold Rush, and Fur Trade era artifacts.
Great resource for all ages! Book your tour date(s) today!
For more information visit www.mobilemuseum.ca or you can contact myself, Tony Hardie by phone at (778) 386-3110 or by email to email@example.com
The next 75 schools booked for this year will once again be receiving a copy of this fantastic resource on the Traditional Territories and Languages of the many British Columbia First Nations that make up our province today.
As a Basket collector I have always admired the weaving of the Pacific Northwest.
You can only imagine how excited I am to have recently found out one of my Great Grandma’s baskets is on display in a Museum of Master Works right here in BC!My wife and I and few of my baskets on display Grandma Christine This basket is currently displayed at MOA at UBC
Pretty cool to find this on display! It was part of a collection of baskets and donated to the MOA several years ago.
I was excited to share this one I have (pictured below) with MOA staff member recently. We compared the similarities with the basket they have displayed currently in the Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks.Inherited basket woven by Christine
It is displayed with some of the greatest First Nation artists work of all time! It is currently labeled as Stolo? with Artist unknown.
My Great Grandma Christine made both of those amazing baskets! I look forward to the day when it is properly represented as Secwepemc and attributed to my Great Grandma Christine.
It has been wonderful to make this connectionI left behind a copy of this wonderful book with the curator to keep with the basket they have
I am currently weaving cedar baskets and hats myself. I am finding it to be a very therapeutic, grounding and a wonderful way to connect to the many gifts from the tree of life.
It is a way to connect to your ancestors. There is a close connection to my Great Grandma I also feel when working with cedar I can not explain in words… Happy weaving to all 🙂
Anyone wishing to learn traditional Haida weaving can drop in and learn from Todd Giihlgiigaa DeVries on Tuesday evenings from 5pm – 7:30pm learning how to make bracelets, headbands, small round baskets, small square baskets, coffee coasters, miniture hats, or start a project of your own. $5 per hour or $10 an evening. Add $5 if you need cut cedar bark. All interested are welcome! Address is 887 Keefer in Vancouver
I just wanted to express how grateful I am for the knowledge and weaving instruction Todd Giihlgiigaa DeVries provided myself, my wife and some of our friends as well as the many others at his public drop in weaving classes held in Vancouver on Tuesday nights.
For me it has truly been a way for me to connect with my ancestors. I feel my Great Grandmother the master Secwepemc weaver Christine Hardie herself smiling down on me when I am working with the sacred cedar tree bark.
It is a connection to the creator and the earth. It is very grounding and therapeutic. It is truly the tree of life, and learning this first hand has made my presentations so much more authentic and engaging. It is amazing to teach of this wonderful Superstore of a tree and our ancestors ways of creating so many items and products from her.
Haw’aa my friend, I am forever grateful for this amazing gift you shared with me that I now share with students and teachers on the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours.
BC ARTIFACTS MOBILE MUSEUM 2018
Four Direction Eagle Design Logo
The Mobile Museum logo and brand is changing… I would like to respectfully thank Ernie Adams Nlakapamux Artist of the Lytton First Nation for the original Salish Eagle logo design used since 2014.
This is the new 2018 brand/logo and was created by Joe Wilson of the kwakwaka’wakw Nation specifically for the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum.
This eagle design used expresses the unity and common elements shared by the First Nations of the BC North(left), The BC West(bottom) and Kwakwaka’wakw(right) and the Salish(Top).
It also depicts the 4 directions and the central connection we share. Each of the eagles were created in traditional form and are culturally correct to each region, respectfully representing the 4 different indigenous art styles.
The Mobile Museum continues to respectfully share many coastal and interior BC First Nations art, tool technologies, culture and territory information from these areas as well as BC pioneer, gold rush and fur trade history in the presentations. This is why this is such a wonderful design and logo for the BCAMM.
I sincerely thank Joe R Wilson Namgis Artist of the kwakwaka’wakw Nation for his idea, concept and the creation of this image as well as the time he volunteered creating it.
The Mobile Museum is excited to add two of these three Lower Columbia River Chinook/Salish First Nation style replica knives created by Steve Alley 2018 to the mobile Museum educational displays and tours.
The middle one with the maple handle is probably the most accurate example with classic Tsagiglalal, “She Who Watches” motif carving still looks out across the Columbia River from the basalt cliff where she was painted by Chinookan People somewhere between the years 1700 and 1840. The other two knives have yew wood handles and traditional agate blades.
Chinookan peoples include several groups of indigenous First Nations people of the Pacific Northwest in the United States who speak the Chinookan languages. In the early 19th century, the Chinookan-speaking peoples resided along the Lower and Middle Columbia River from the river’s gorge downstream to the river’s mouth, and along adjacent portions of the coasts, from Tillamook Bay of present-day Oregon in the south, north to Willapa Bay in southwest Washington. In 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition encountered the Chinook tribe on the lower Columbia. The name ″Chinook″ came from a Chehalis word Tsinúk for the inhabitants of and a particular village site on Baker Bay.
Big thank you goes to Jonathan Rowan, Tlingit Naalx carver from Klawock, Alaska for this amazing functional Halibut Hook donation to the Mobile Museum!
It will be great to share your halibut hook, fishing culture, and pictures of Thomas with students in BC.
This amazing functional artistic traditional creation depicts a Singing Shamam with Cockle Shell Rattles in a Spirit Canoe made from an Octopus and Frog.
Traditional Tlingit Naalx style, made from Yellow Cedar, Yew Wood, with Moose Leg Bone barb. Bound with Seine Twine and Gangion.
Catching up with an age-old tradition from Haida Gwaii Observer
Study traces change over time of hand-carved Northwest Coast halibut hooks.
Sunday, October 1 12:00 – 3:00pm Museum Program Room Join BC History presenter Tony Hardie as he shares his knowledge, engaging personal history, and extensive collection of authentic BC Pioneer, First Nations, Gold Rush, and Fur Trade artifacts. Ask questions, view, and touch rare artifacts (and expertly crafted replicas)… while learning more about the history of this province and its people. mobilemuseum.ca
See You There!
NEW! Coming Soon! I am adding to the Fur Trade displays this spring Just acquired several animal furs and pelts that will enhance the Fur Trade display tables area after spring break. Special thanks goes to my friend Ken for his contributions to the Museum. #HandsOn #MobileMuseum #BCEducation #FurTrade
Tony here. I hope you have been able to keep safe during these crazy unprecedented times of the Covid-19 Pandemic. It seams so long since I have presented to the public and students of BC.
I personally have made the choice and have been fully vaccinated. In my opinion this is the right thing to do.
I was prepared to start presenting again this Fall of 2021 but I have unfortunately recently had to have a lower back surgery. This unfortunately means I will be unable to have any tours at this time and through the Fall of 2021 as I heal and recover. I am hoping to be fully recovered and continue to share the Mobile Museum Tours again in 2022.
Please feel free to reach out and book for the New year. I am optimistic and excited to get back to sharing history and engaging students more than ever.
Hope to see you soon,
Tony Hardie/The Mobile Museum Guy
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the Mobile Museum has not been presenting in schools this year as it has over the past 6 years. I hope to return in 2021-22 with a modified presentation…
I’ve been putting some serious thought into doing things digitally but have decided not to go this route at this time. My presentations are very Hands-On and engaging for students and staff. I think it would be very difficult for me to replicate that over the internet or in a video. These are crazy times but we can get through this together. I personally have been keeping my bubble small, taking time to look back and reflect. I am currently working from home creating a book/catalogue about my family history, the artifacts and collections I have obtained over the last forty years and what they contained.
Please stay safe as we get through these unprecedented times. Tony the Mobile Museum Guy
Please wear your poppy this year. “This Remembrance Day, we are proud supporters of all our veterans and first-responders who have given their lives for the Canada we enjoy today. This Poppy season will look different but you can still find a poppy: https://bit.ly/3dlszU0 #GetYourPoppy”
Please note: In light of the continued public health situation due to the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, the BC Mobile Museum has unfortunately cancelled all community and school presentations through the summer of 2020.
Once schools resume, future presentations will accommodate proper social distancing and unfortunately the hands-on area will also be unavailable until further notice. This may also affect group/class sizes depending on the type of room or location used in schools.
Please support the Mobile Museum in 2020-21 so this great resource can remain available! Please book your tour date(s) early.
Call 778-386-3110 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to book a tour visit www.mobilemuseum.ca website.
Please note: In light of the evolving public health situation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the BC Mobile Museum tour has cancelled all community and school presentations until further notice. Please stay informed and check in with each other, pick up the phone to talk, find ways to support the elderly, family and friends throughout the crisis.
Bookings currently on hold for 2020 and 2020-21! Call 778-386-3110 or Email email@example.com for more info or to book a tour visit www.mobilemuseum.ca website.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I currently still have some dates available to book the Mobile Museum in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for the remaining 2019- 2020 school year.
Please visit the website www.mobilemuseum.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the BC Mobile Museum.
In the Spring and Fall of 2020, The Mobile Museum has plans to visit several BC interior schools including Salmon Arm, Nelson, Nakusp, Castlegar, and possibly the 150 Mile House/Williams Lake area schools. Dates are limited as we do not travel the interior during the snow season. If you are in these areas and want to be included, please contact me ASAP to be added to the list of stops along the way.
Have a great holiday and a Happy New Year!
Presenter and Mobile Museum Guy
We take reservations up to 1 year in advance.
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The Mobile Museum Tour consists of an extensive collection of authentic Pacific Northwest First Nations, Pioneer, Fur Trade, and Gold Rush artifacts the audience will view, touch and discuss during and after a very engaging and informative Power Point presentation by Tony Hardie descendant of early BC pioneers and the Secwépemc (Shuswap) people.
Highlights of the current presentation include:Large extensive visually engaging displays Power Point Presentation, Hands-on area and Question Period BC Timeline with First Nations Mapping and Traditional Territories Tool Technology used by Indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest Discussion of early Fur Trade exchanges with explorers and First Nations exploring Trade, Bartering, Monetary Systems Authentic early Pioneer, Gold Rush and Railway worker artifacts Authentic First Nation Indigenous artifacts and replicas
The BC Artifacts Mobile Museum is an engaging presentation that complements the Social Studies curriculum for all ages and grades in British Columbia. Parts of the BC Ministry of Education Social Studies content discussed and presented during the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum visits may include some the following:K – people, places, and events in the local community, and in local First Peoples communities. G1 – diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives within the local and other communities and key events and developments in the local community, and in local First Peoples communities G2 – diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in Canada and around the world, including at least one Canadian First Peoples community and culture and relationships between people and the environment in different communities G3 – cultural characteristics and ways of life of local First Peoples and global indigenous peoples, interconnections of cultural and technological innovations of global and local indigenous peoples and oral history, traditional stories, and artifacts as evidence about past First Peoples cultures G4 – early contact, trade, cooperation, and conflict between First Peoples and European peoples, the fur trade in pre-Confederation Canada and British Columbia and the impact of colonization on First Peoples societies in British Columbia and Canada G5 – past discriminatory government policies and actions, such as residential schools, and internments and First Peoples land ownership and use G6 – sustainable fishing & resource management, including effects on indigenous peoples G7 – technological developments and interactions and exchanges between past civilizations and cultures, including conflict, peace, trade, expansion, and migration G8 – social, political, and economic systems and structures, including those of at least one indigenous civilization, interactions and exchanges of resources, ideas, arts, culture between and among different civilizations and exploration, expansion, and colonization G9 – the continuing effects of imperialism and colonialism on indigenous peoples in BC and Canada G10 – discriminatory policies and injustices in BC and Canada at residential schools and conflicts and co-operation G11 – diversity of B.C. First Peoples territories and communities G12 – traditional territories of the B.C. First Nations and relationships with the land
With the 2019-20 school year well under way now, many of you may be looking for BC history/First Nation resources for your students.
You are in Luck! I am still currently taking reservations to book your day(s) for the 2019-2020 BC Artifacts Mobile Museum school tours.
Please visit the website www.mobilemuseum.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org today to reserve your date(s) and for more information about the BC Mobile Museum.
The Mobile Museum has plans to visit and setup the artifact displays in several BC interior schools this spring including Salmon Arm, Nelson, Nakusp, Castlegar, and also the 150 Mile House/Williams Lake area schools.
Dates are limited as we do not travel the interior during the snow season so If you are in these areas and want to be included, please contact me ASAP to be added to the list of stops along the way.
Have a great school year! Hope to see you this year.
Presenter and Mobile Museum Guy
Please try and reserve your schools tour date(s) early to ensure you get a suitable date.
It is free to do so and spaces may fill up quickly.
We take reservations up to 1 year in advance.
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