Pioneer Schoolma'am

Emily Carr

Catherine Schubert Gold Rush Pioneer

What Women Wore and Why

Pauline Johnson

Grimble Tells Stories

Mrs. Claus
Santa's wife

Knights of Knonsense

War Songs and Stories

Julia Webster

Historic Sites




Christine Pilgrim’s expertise at researching, writing tours, programs and historic plays, creating characters, designing sets and sites, directing and teaching make her a valuable resource either as an interpreter or as one who can establish a tour, program or play for any organization, museum or site.

She first caught the “historic performance bug” when she created, directed and hosted the Vernon Centennial Revue in 1992. Later, she established the Schoolhouse interpretive program at Vernon’s historic O’Keefe Ranch.

She spent four seasons, between 1994 and 1998, as the Schoolma’am in Barkerville. She also performed at Barkerville’s Theatre Royal in children’s theatre and at the Kelly Saloon with several of her one-woman shows.

Her pioneer schoolma'am character also appeared at Fort Langley and at the Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos, where Pilgrim led the interpretation team and was responsible for programming. She and site manager, Cuyler Page, also created a summer kitchen where she demonstrated the domestic chores of the day. She often operated the mill, bred chickens, gardened, and was instrumental in establishing the Apple House Theatre at the site.

Between 2002 and 2004, she ran the old 1884 schoolhouse on Pleasant Valley Road in Armstrong, where she conducted summer day camps, gave “lessons” to visiting schools, established an old-fashioned Christmas program and presented several concerts.

She performed shows and conducted tours, as Catherine Schubert, at Historic Hat Creek Ranch during 2004.

In the summer of 2005, as Miss Yuul, she led tours of the Caetani House, which was bequeathed to the City of Vernon by renowned artist, Sveva Caetani whose unique, troubled life inspired a series of 56 paintings, called “Recapitulation”.

Pilgrim, as Mrs Grace Mackie, presented programs at the Mackie Lake House which reflects British culture in the pioneer days of the Okanagan.

She gives presentations and conducts workshops at conferences throughout Canada and teaches “History Through Drama”. She also facilitates special programs for youth at risk.

Contact Christine Pilgrim - Actor/Educator/Writer:

E-mail: christinepilgrim@telus.net

Tel/Fax: 604-915-9051

Website: www.christinepilgrim.com