This week, the Campbell River Museum Archives has had a well known visitor. Award winning author and journalist Stephen Hume, who has been a long time staff writer for the Vancouver Sun, is researching the Ellison expedition into Strathcona Provincial Park that is being replicated this July by mountaineer Philip Stone of Quadra Island. Hume will be writing a piece for the Sun about the upcoming Strathcona Centennial Expedition, and was interested in using the resources at the Museum to find out more about the history of Strathcona Provincial Park. In particular, he said he also came to seeing the current photo exhibit of the Ellison expedition that is on display in the Museum temporary gallery until the end of June.
Hume may be a participant in the new expedition, but isn’t certain yet. For now, he can vicariously take the journey as he peruses the wonderful journal kept in the Archives that was written by Harry Johnson, a member of the original Ellison 1910 trek.
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