Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre

Identity area

Identifier

CDM

Authorized form of name

Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre

Parallel form(s) of name

    Other form(s) of name

    • Courtenay and District Museum and Archives

    Type

    • Museum

    Contact area

    Deborah Griffiths, Curator/Director Primary contact

    Type

    Address

    Street address

    207 Fourth Street

    Locality

    Courtenay

    Region

    BC

    Country name

    Postal code

    V9N 1G7

    Telephone

    250-334-0686

    Fax

    250-338-0619

    Email

    Note

    Description area

    History

    The Courtenay and District Historical Society was formed in 1953 to gather and preserve information, records, and artifacts connected with the history of the area including Bevan, Comox, Courtenay, Denman Island, Dove Creek, Fanny Bay, Headquarters, Hornby Island, Lazo, Little River, Merville, Minto, Miracle Beach, Royston, Sandwick and Union Bay. The first museum and archives was built in 1961 and in 1972, it was moved to its present location.

    Geographical and cultural context

    Mandates/Sources of authority

    Administrative structure

    Records management and collecting policies

    The Museum and Archives acquires information and records connected with the history of Courtenay and district, an area defined by the boundaries of School District 71 from the Oyster River south to Union Bay.

    Buildings

    Holdings

    Total Volume: 69.36 meters<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1890-1994<br /> Predominant Dates: 1940s-1994

    Finding aids, guides and publications

    <a target=newpage href="http://www.courtenaymuseum.ca">Website</a> provides information on the mandate, holdings and services of the Archives at the Courtenay and District Museum.

    Access area

    Opening times

    Summer (May 22nd, to Labour Day): Monday to Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM;
    Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM; Statutory Holidays, 11 AM - 4 PM<br>
    Winter (Labour Day until Victoria Day): Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM; Closed Sunday and Monday

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    Research services

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    Control area

    Description identifier

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    Rules and/or conventions used

    Status

    Level of detail

    Dates of creation, revision and deletion

    Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 29, 2010.

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