Family stories remembered in archives

Free public lecture called Shadow Boxes will be presented on Tuesday (June 20)

Some old stories will be brought out of the shadows.

The Nanaimo Community Archives presents a free public lecture called Shadow Boxes: Recovering Lost Lives from Archival Records on Tuesday (June 20).

“We know a lot about families who have been here for many generations, but much less about those who left neither descendants nor buildings to mark their time here,” said Christine Meutzner, archives manager, in a press release. “This lecture focuses on several families that made a significant contribution to Nanaimo’s development, but whose only legacy is the archival records in our care.”

The talk will be held at the Nanaimo Art Gallery Art Lab at 150 Commercial St. on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. following a brief business meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend. For information, please call 250-753-4462 or visit