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  • Box 263, Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P0 - Charitable Registration No. BN 1221 2827

Storage/Office Container Is Taking Shape

Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society’s New Museum - Storage/Office Container Is Taking Shape - Thank you to all the volunteers who helped build shelving in our storage/office at the new Heritage Museum. This will allow the MBMHS to move items currently stored in the church and begin setting up museum displays. The displays will showcase the history of Bamberton, and Cobble Hill as well as Mill Bay.
There is much work to be done and we welcome any help MBMHS members can provide. Even an hour or two of your time would be appreciated as we move forward with this exciting new addition to the community.
Please contact me (Maureen Alexander - MBMHS) at dalexander2@shaw.ca or 250 7439196 if you would like to help.
Thank you.

Exciting Day for Mill Bay/Bay Malahat Historical Society

Our storage/office container unit arrived at the location of the new Heritage Museum and was skillfully lifted into position. A nail biting experience for MBMHS executive.

Thank you to Adam from Van Isle Containers and the amazing crane operators from Gabriel Crane Co.

Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society On The Move

May 16 saw the MBMHS Museum move from its location in Pioneer Centre in Mill Bay to its new location in the former United Church located just across the highway on Church Way.

As you can see the church is tightly packed with display cases and artifacts.  We are currently waiting for the delivery of our new storage container which will be used for office and storage space with the church being used for rotating museum displays.

Thanks to the professional movers and the many volunteer helpers who made this all possible.

Stay tuned for further updates as we move ahead with this exciting transformation.

AGM Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00 am – Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society

In the Mill Bay Community League Hall Boardroom (next to Kerry Park Arena)

After the meeting we invite interested members to visit the location of our new Heritage Museum to see the work in progress.


Our museum in Pioneer Centre is closed to the public as we are packing for our move to our new building. The new Heritage Museum will be located in the former United Church on Church Way. Opening date to be announced.

The new Museum:

In 2017 the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society took a huge step towards establishing a high profile museum in the south end of Cowichan Valley. We joined forces with the Cobble Hill Historical Society and the Bamberton Historical Society to form the Heritage Museum Partnership. click to read more ...

One Man’s Dream, the History of the Malahat Highway


A fascinating story of Major James MacFarlane who singlehandedly surveyed the route and whose persistence got the road built.  What makes the story so interesting is Major MacFarlane was a real character.  He was basically a drunken Irishman whose friends and family thought was crazy for attempting something everyone said was impossible.  The film is a blend of actual archive material along with re-enactments by dozens of actors.  It features many island locations and takes the viewer from the early 1900s to the present.

Produced by DVMedia and the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society



To All Members of Mill Bay Malahat Historical Society:

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2017 White Cross Placement (Photographer Jim Wisnia)

The Connection Between the Mormon Pioneers, the …

OUR Ecovillage (Photos by Neil B. – Cobble Hill)

Early French Canadian Settlement

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