Barkerville Historic Town and Resource Centre
Barkerville Historic Town and Resource Centre administers a town with 152 heritage buildings and is dedicated to preserving the town as a historic interpretation centre.
Barkerville's holdings consist of books, reference files, photographic material, archival material, and a collection of maps, plans and blueprints. The focus of these holdings is the history of the Cariboo region of British Columbia, with a focus on the time period 1860 to present. Within this time frame, emphasis is placed upon all aspects of both European and Chinese habitation in the Cariboo. Parallel to this is a variety of modern and archival material which concern mining and mining technology. Material is available for study and reproduction (a fee will be charged for the latter).
Total Volume: 5,500 books, 5 filing cabinets of reference files, 30,000 images, approx. 2,000 linear feet of archival material, approx. 4,000 maps, plans and blueprints, historical newspaper on microfilm, sound records
Inclusive Dates: 1862 to present
Predominant Dates: 1862 to present.
A Collections database provides online access to descriptive information, transcribed records and digitized content:
Winter: Monday to Friday, 9:00-5:00 (closed 12:00-12:30)
May 1 - September 15: Daily, 9:00-4:00 (closed 12:00-1:00)
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov. 10, 2010; Feb 16, 2012; January 10, 2016.