Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 7 - Winter 2017 - Page 19

A 1950’s WEDDING: On November 8th, 1952, at the Knox United Church in Fernie, The Reverend J. M. Alexander married Jaqueline Wyman to Cecil Alexander. Among the collection are copies of the wedding album, Cecil’s wedding suit, and Jaqueline’s wedding dress that was worn by her daughter in 1985 for her own wedding. Through this mini collection of documented items, we see a picture of how one of the most important days in a couple’s life was celebrated over 60 years ago. COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY: The Trites-Wood Department Store was central to community life in Fernie. The source of all necessities, the Fernie store was one of 4 branches of one of the biggest retail empires in British Columbia. The ornate cash register would have been one of the most recognized items in Fernie in its day. The final exhibit of the Fernie Canada 150 Cultural Series, presented in partnership by the Fernie Museum and the Fernie Arts Station. Visit the ThisIsFernie.ca for more information about the exhibit series. On February 4th, 2018, a Canadian Roadshow-style event will offer local citizens a chance to have their own artifacts appraised by qualified historians in a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Fernie residents from time gone by. 691 2nd Ave  |  250-423-7016 ferniemuseum.com 19