Two iconic towers in Cranbrook and their design origins.
What would Canada’s version of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, or the Breaker mansions might be? We think that railway hotels represent some of our country’s most iconic architecture. Read about Canadian Chateau style in this month’s blog.
How long has the piano as we know it been around? A Broadwood piano is more than a good instrument: it represents an important shift in Western music history. The museum is finally giving our historic instrument the care and recognition it deserves.
A decades-long supporter of LGBT+ issues in Cranbrook gives us lessons in how everyday language hurts, the real roots of ongoing social issues, and a peek into Cranbrook and area’s Pride history.
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, an opportunity to look back and recognize the role of people of Asian descent in shaping the history of Canada.
April Fools pranks are sometimes simple “gotcha” moments. Other times they are more elaborate.
As late as the early 1900’s, women did not have voting rights, property rights, or even the right to be considered “persons” by law – a technicality that meant they could not become legislators, coroners, magistrates, jury members, or judges.
The Cranbrook History Centre is a community that is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our history as well as providing education and engagement.