Honouring Workers Yesterday & Today

The Cumberland Museum and Archives, along with Working Committee for events marking the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Albert Ginger Goodwin, is excited to announce that we have received the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming! Learn more.

Many thanks to participants, volunteers, the Miners Memorial Choir, the Village of Cumberland, TheatreWorks Centre for Performing Arts, Fox&Bee, The Update Company and our sponsors; especially our Title Sponsor BCGEU. You all played a role in making the anniversary so meaningful and moving as we paid tribute through participatory art and music projects, the exhibit ‘Goodwin’s Reach’, an arts symposium, the re-enactment of Goodwin’s funeral procession and more.



For 35 years the Cumberland Museum & Archives has co-hosted an annual commemoration of fallen workers, highlighting labour history and contemporary labour issues. As one of the few yearly events celebrating labour history in western Canada, the three-day event welcomes hundreds of attendees and reflects a diversity of struggles, past and present. This year the event explores the idea that hindsight is 20/20, providing the opportunity to reflect on key themes, issues, and events from the past, how they have shaped present-day circumstances, and what can be brought forward to plan for the future.

We hope to see you June 19-21, 2020.


19 Jun 2020


Songs of the Workers

This Friday Night tradition welcomes local and visiting musicians to share songs and poems in the working class tradition. Labour standards, old songs, new songs, struggle, triumph and revolution!

Graveside Vigil

20 Jun 2020

11:15am - 1:00pm

Graveside Vigils

Graveside vigils at the Municipal Cemetery and the Chinese and Japanese Canadian Cemetery.

Most events at Miners Memorial are free or by donation.



Take Part

• Lay a Bouquet • Volunteer • Sponsor Us • Donate

Lay a Bouquet

Purchase a fairtrade bouquet on behalf of an individual, organization, or union, to be laid during the graveside ceremony. Proceeds support the Cumberland Museum & Archives.

Walking Tours


The commemorative programming this year means the need for volunteers is growing! If you're interested in lending a hand, complete the Volunteer form and we'll be in touch soon!


Help support our on-going research, exhibits, and programming related to labour and working class history at the Cumberland Museum and Archives.