Publications and Merchandise

TALES FROM THE OLD BURYING GROUND

Now Available.

This publication is a collection of stories revolving around The Old Burying Ground (Pioneer Square) in Victoria. This old cemetery is the final resting place of many of our early pioneers who died before 1873. Some of pioneer stories are about the Jamieson Brothers, Maggie Sutlej, Helmcken and Cameron just to name a few.

The third in the series of books under the new Old Cemeteries Society publishing imprint is now available and can be purchased for $15. To obtain a copy please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.

FAVOURITE GHOST STORIES

The updated and expanded new version of our popular Ghost Stories of Victoria.

The second in the series of books under the new Old Cemeteries Society publishing imprint is now available and can be purchased for $15

To obtain a copy please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.

GUIDE TO VICTORIA’S JEWISH HISTORICAL CEMETERY

The Guide to Victoria’s Jewish Historical Cemetery includes a map and self-guided walking tour of the Jewish Cemetery. It also includes a history of the cemetery and information on Jewish burial customs. It tells the stories of many of Victoria’s early Jewish pioneers and others who have been part of the development and prosperity of Victoria and British Columbia.

Amber Woods has been researching and publishing articles on various aspects of the early Jewish experience in Victoria. She conducts tours of the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue and assists on walking tours which focus on Victoria’s early Jewish history.

An engaging and informative guide to the resting place of Victoria’s early Jewish pioneers and others who have been part of our history

This publication by the Old Cemeteries Society is available at a cost of $15

To obtain a copy please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.

“1862: and Beyond”

OCS was successful in receiving a grant from the 150 People and Places program to assist in producing a booklet titled “1862: and Beyond” about daily life and events in Victoria in 1862, the year of Victoria’s incorporation. The British Colonist newspaper is the basis for much of the information, presented chronologically. Numerous annotations and biographies of selected 1862 arrivals provide more information about some of the people, events and places mentioned in the newspaper articles. Illustrations include archival portraits and photos of gravesites of key people in 1862 events.

The booklet is a special edition of the OCS journal “Stories in Stone” for Spring 2012. Members receive a free copy, with additional copies for $5. Copies have been provided to Greater Victoria schools, the Greater Victoria Public Library and local community archives.

This publication is available to members for $5 and to non-members for $7.

To obtain a copy please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.


Roster of the ‘Fifty-Eighters’ in BC

A publication by the Old Cemeteries Society. This issue is a collection of stories about the Fraser River gold rush in 1858 and features many of the colorful characters who came to this wild and rugged country in search of gold.

This publication is available to members for $5 and to non-members for $7.



Ball Cap

This smart looking ball cap with Old Cemeteries Society logo is available to members for $5 and to non-members for $7.

Official Pin

This is our official Old Cemeteries Society pin and can be purchased for $10.

To obtain an item, please use the contact form below.


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