Qualicum Beach’s electricity was first generated in 1929 in the Power House building, which is currently located on the museum grounds. While the original diesel generators have long since been removed, a Vivian diesel generator similar to the one previously used is on display and serves as a reminder of the equipment used in Qualicum Beach until 1935.
A grand reopening of the Powerhouse will take place in 2022 after extensive restorations have been completed.
Stay tuned for the traveling bilingual exhibit ‘Broken Promises‘ from the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre.
Grounded in research from Landscapes of Injustice – a 7 year multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, community engaged project, this exhibit explores the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s. It illuminates the loss of home and the struggle for justice of one racially marginalized community. The story unfolds by following seven narrators. Learn about life for Japanese Canadians in Canada before war, the administration of their lives during and after war ends, and how legacies of dispossession continue to this day.