Upcoming Events


2015 Project Donation Drive

The Cumberland Museum and Archives is buzzing with activity! If you have had an opportunity to visit us over the summer months, you will have noticed paint flying, archive sorting, artifact photo-taking, and exhibit planning. We look forward to unveiling a number of exciting projects this fall. To help us along the way, we have […]


Hallowe’en at the Museum

Spooooooky Haunted Coal Mine, Trick-or-Treat Parade, Ghosts of Cumberland and Museum Afterhours Tours!


Cumberland WinterFaire

Cumberland’s annual, magical, mystical, lively winter arts and crafts fair features over 50 vendors and great community vibes!


Winter Mixer

Join us at the museum with friends, supporters and neighbours for seasonal beverages, tasty treats, door prizes and a bit of music as we celebrate the year we had and preview what we have in store at Cumberland Museum & Archives for 2016.


Workers Day Bean Supper

International Workers Day and Mayday celebrations happen all over the world – come and experience it Cumberland style with an old fashioned community bean supper features live music, stories from Cumberland’s colourful history, and a tasty plate of working class food!


Miners Memorial Weekend

For over 30 years the Cumberland Museum has played host to workers from across BC, and as far away as the UK, for an annual commemoration of fallen workers. Join us to pay tribute with guest speakers, community events, “songs of the workers”, guided tours, and a special graveside vigil.


Foggy Mountain Fall Fair

FOGGY MOUNTAIN FALL FAIR 2015 Check out this video by Fox & Bee for a taste of the 2015 Fall Fair https://youtu.be/bN6aE2tCmek Friday October 2nd 4:30 Village Walking Tour w/ Meaghan Cursons meet at the Museum; by donation 6:30 Fall Fair Follies @ Cumberland United Church an old fashioned variety show featuring local musicians, dancers, actors […]

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The Ginger Goodwin Story

As part of the 30th annual Miners’ Memorial Weekend, Nanaimo’s professional theatre company TheatreOne presented a special staged reading of a new play by Michael Stephen on Thursday, June 18 at the Cumberland United Church. The Ginger Goodwin Story chronicles the miner, union organiser and anti-war activist from the time of his arrival on Vancouver Island […]