A LOOK BACK: Christmas in the Alberni Valley

Take a peek into history with the Alberni Valley Museum

Hilda and Mike Hanson of Port Alberni, their four children and an unnamed guest pose for a family Christmas photo circa 1960s. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives, at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN03253 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

Hilda and Mike Hanson of Port Alberni, their four children and an unnamed guest pose for a family Christmas photo circa 1960s. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives, at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN03253 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

UPDATE: We received a call from Tess Smith, née Hanson, who is in this family photo. Now living in Kyuquot, Tess said the family members in the photo are (from left): sister Ruth (Rudy), mother Hilda, Tess, Peter, Tony, Marilyn and father Mike Hanson.

She said she thinks the photo was taken in Port Alberni, but she was young and doesn’t remember all of them being together in Port Alberni.

The Alberni Valley Museum’s online archives are a digital history of Port Alberni and surrounding area. This photo of Hilda and Mike Hanson and their family depict the way they celebrated the Christmas season in the 1960s.

Do you know anymore about this Hanson family? We’d love to hear how they are connected to the Alberni Valley.

The museum’s online archives can be found at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com and are searchable photographic records.

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