Powell River Historical Museum and Archives

Identity area

Identifier

PRMA

Authorized form of name

Powell River Historical Museum and Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum

Contact area

 

Teedie Kagume, Co-ordinator Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

4798 Marine Avenue

Locality

Powell River

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

604-485-2222

Fax

604-485-2327

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 42

Locality

Powell River

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V8A 4Z5

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Powell River Historical Museum and Archives Association was established in 1962 and began operations of the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives in its present facility in 1967. The Museum and Archives acquires artifacts, archives, and historical reference material relating to Powell River and an area from Jervis Inlet to Desolation Sound, including Texada, Lasqueti, and Savary Islands.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The mandate of the Powell River Historical Museum Archives is to acquire, preserve and make available to the public records of enduring value to the District of Powell River, including the area from Saltery Bay to Lund as well as Nelson, Hardy, Texada, Harwood, Savary and Hernando Islands. The Archives' holdings include records of individuals, families, organizations, and local government bodies which reflect the social, political and economic life of Powell River and area. The Archives also acquires visual records, maps, plans, drawings, sound recordings, and published reference material pertaining to the history of Powell River and area.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 200 metres<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1900 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1930-1960

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a target=newpage href="http://www.powellrivermuseum.ca">Website</a> provides historical information about the Powell River area, detailed information about the many activities and services of the combined museum and archives, and detailed listings of descriptions of archival holdings, including descriptions of archival fonds and the archives, maps, photographs, and local newspaper collections. Site also provides access to select historical photographs from the archives' holdings organized by thematic area.

Access area

Opening times

Museum: Summer Hours (June to Labour Day), daily 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Winter Hours (Labour Day to June), Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm
(Closed statutory holidays).

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, March 18, 2011.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

4798 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC
CA