Kettle River Museum
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was established in 1975 at Midway, B.C., to acquire, preserve and make accessible artifacts, archival records and historical reference material of the western Boundary region of B.C., including the communities of Rock Creek, Bridesville, Myncaster and Midway.
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.
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.
Total Volume: approx. 2 metres<br /> Inclusive Dates: ca. 1900 to present
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)
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, December 29, 2010; August 3, 2014; August 5, 2014.