The Powell River Historical Museum & Archives—a perfect way to learn about Powell River’s history when you’re looking for something cool—or different—to do this summer with the family or out-of-town guests. The displays and extensive archives are open 7 days a week, 9 – 4:30. Guided tours are available on request; we also arrange “museum hunts”—fun and educational for children and adults.
The Sliammon First-Nation display highlights this summer, along with the Billy Goat Smith Cabin and a special display for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy. Watch for Puppet Shows of historical stories and Sliammon legends. Visit the website at www.powellrivermuseum.ca.
The Museum will take part in the Powell River Centennial celebration, July 30 – Aug.1, in the Townsite. As well as making a point of visiting the Museum during the festivities, look for our special display in Dwight Hall.
Our popular Museum Talks program, involving guest speakers talking about their lives, will recommence in September. Coffee and tea are provided at these free events.
Currently, the Museum is looking for donations of the following items: soccer balls, boots, uniforms, logging boots, old hard hats, and school jackets. Items of local significance are welcome, and we always want to know about photographs that may be of historical interest, too. With your permission, we scan your pictures and then return the originals to you.
Our best-kept secret is the Gift Cupboard, where you will find unique, locally made arts, crafts and books, at great prices.