Explore heritage with Rick Goodacre this Tuesday

The Ladysmith and District Historical Society hosts An Evening With Rick Goodacre Tues., Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the community centre.

Who owns heritage?

Acclaimed historian Rick Goodacre will share his thoughts about this question Tues., Nov. 6 during a presentation in the lower room at the Frank Jameson Community Centre.

The Ladysmith and District Historical Society (LDHS) is presenting An Evening With Rick Goodacre at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m., and light refreshments will be provided. There is no charge, but donations to the historical society are appreciated.

Goodacre has been the executive director of Heritage BC for 22 years, and he also serves as the executive officer for the Heritage Legacy Fund of B.C.

“He’s just the who’s who in heritage, he really is,” said Maureen Martin, president of the LDHS. “He’s just great; he’s a nice man, and he’s really nice to listen to.”

Goodacre grew up and graduated from high school in Duncan and went on to study anthropology at the universities of Victoria, Calgary and Washington. He began working in the heritage field in 1987.

Goodacre compiled the Ladysmith Heritage Inventory in 1990, and he wrote the book Dunsmuir’s Dream: Ladysmith, the First Fifty Years.

Goodacre’s presentation is part of the Ladysmith and District Historical Society’s general meeting, and everyone is welcome.

For more information, call 250-245-0100.