Kettle River Museum

Identity area

Identifier

KRM

Authorized form of name

Kettle River Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum;Historic Site

Contact area

 

Tannis Killough, Society President Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

Highway 3

Locality

Midway

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-449-2614

Fax

250-449-2614

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 149

Locality

Midway

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0H 1M0

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Kettle River Museum was established in 1975 at Midway, B.C., to acquire, preserve and make accessible artifacts, archival records and historical reference material of the western Boundary region of B.C., including the communities of Rock Creek, Bridesville, Myncaster and Midway.

Geographical and cultural context

The Boundary Region of southern BC’s history is based on the fur traders, prospectors, Salish and white settlers in the 1800’s and then the 54th parallel until the Treaty of 1846 that set the 49th parallel as the border. The Boundary Region history includes the Dewdney Trail, first law enforcement, and railways, most notably the Kettle Valley Railway of 1920.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The museum acquires archival material relating to the Boundary area from Bridesville to Midway (west to east) and north to the Carmi-Beaverdell area. Holdings include photographs, archival records of individuals and corporate bodies, and ephemera files.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: approx. 2 metres<br /> Inclusive Dates: ca. 1900 to present

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

May - June & September, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm
July - August, daily 10 am to 4:30 pm
Off-season by appointment - contact Tannis Killough (250-449-2381)

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, December 29, 2010; August 3, 2014; August 5, 2014.

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Highway 3
Midway, BC
CA