Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

Identity area

Identifier

VERN

Authorized form of name

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum;Government

Contact area

 

Barbara Bell, Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

3009 - 32nd Avenue

Locality

Vernon

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V1T 2L8

Telephone

250-542-3142

Fax

Email

Note

Description area

History

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives opened in 1950. It began with a donation of mounted animals, birds, and native artifacts from the estate of pioneer Vernon taxidermist and furrier, William C. Pound.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives contains a regional archives whose purpose is to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret the history of the North Okanagan. Emphasis is placed on 1) public, commercial, and private records pertinent to the North Okanagan and 2) accessibility to the public for research and education.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 432 linear feet
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1995
Predominant Dates: 1880-1950

Finding aids, guides and publications

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives website, http://www.vernonmuseum.ca , provides information about the holdings and activities of the archives. It includes a searchable photograph database of historical images of Vernon and area, http://www.vernonmuseum.ca/ar_search.html, and a section entitled "A Brief History of Vernon".

Access area

Opening times

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Limited access on Saturdays

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 30, 2010; Feb 10 and 14, 2011; May 28, 2016.

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

3009 - 32nd Avenue
Vernon, BC
CA V1T 2L8