Research Topics

From time to time FHABC receives questions or submissions from museums, archives or individual researchers. Various volunteers help prepare an answer. We use email to contact members we know have knowledge and interest in the topic, and sometimes use our Facebook group to continue the conversation.

We summarize the results and present them to our members and readers in various ways:

  • a summary file on our website, linked to this index
  • an abstract in our newsletter linked to our summary file
  • a posting on our Facebook group page

Our topics so far:

  • January 2022: The NEWPORT TIMBER COMPANY – EXPOSED: The Story of the Squamish Valley’s First Railway Logging Company (1910-13) – Operations, People, and Forest Setting Up to the Present Day. A research story by Eric Andersen
  • July 2021: BC Forest Fire Lookouts: Squilax Mountain and Tsalkom Mountain
    • a query from the Chase & District Museum & Archives Society
    • responses from John Parminter, Eric Andersen and Jim Wright (updated Jan 2022); summary by Dave Florence
    • Response-Summary file here (click):
  • your Research question? email us at