4798 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC
Powell River Historical Museum and Archives
The Powell River Historical Museum and Archives Association was established in 1962 and began operations of the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives in its present facility in 1967. The Museum and Archives acquires artifacts, archives, and historical reference material relating to Powell River and an area from Jervis Inlet to Desolation Sound, including Texada, Lasqueti, and Savary Islands.
The mandate of the Powell River Historical Museum Archives is to acquire, preserve and make available to the public records of enduring value to the District of Powell River, including the area from Saltery Bay to Lund as well as Nelson, Hardy, Texada, Harwood, Savary and Hernando Islands. The Archives' holdings include records of individuals, families, organizations, and local government bodies which reflect the social, political and economic life of Powell River and area. The Archives also acquires visual records, maps, plans, drawings, sound recordings, and published reference material pertaining to the history of Powell River and area.
Total Volume: 200 metres<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1900 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1930-1960
<a target=newpage href="http://www.powellrivermuseum.ca">Website</a> provides historical information about the Powell River area, detailed information about the many activities and services of the combined museum and archives, and detailed listings of descriptions of archival holdings, including descriptions of archival fonds and the archives, maps, photographs, and local newspaper collections. Site also provides access to select historical photographs from the archives' holdings organized by thematic area.
Museum: Summer Hours (June to Labour Day), daily 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Winter Hours (Labour Day to June), Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm
(Closed statutory holidays).
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 18, 2011.