Quesnel and District Museum and Archives

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Identifier

QUE

Authorized form of name

Quesnel and District Museum and Archives

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Type

  • Museum;Government

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Elizabeth Hunter, Museum and Heritage Manager Primary contact

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Address

Street address

705 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, B.C.

Locality

Quesnel

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V2J 2B6

Telephone

250-992-9580

Fax

250-992-9680

Email

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Description area

History

The Quesnel and District Museum was established in 1963, although active collections of artifacts and archives date from 1951, when the Cariboo Historical Society, Quesnel Branch was incorporated. The society was committed to acquiring and preserving the early history of the Cariboo and its collections formed the foundation of the museum's holdings. In 1995, the museum was renamed the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Sponsor: City of Quesnel

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The overall objective of the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives is to collect and preserve archival materials which illustrate the growth and development of the City of Quesnel, both before and after incorporation, or which pertain in whole or in part to activities within the geographic boundaries of the surrounding area (defined as north to Hixon, south to Alexandria, west to Nazko, and east to Barkerville). Holdings include: extensive photograph collection (including films), manuscript collection (letters, diaries, memoirs, minutes), some Village/Town of Quesnel records, aural histories, clipping files, local newspapers (as well as other city newspapers that discuss the history of the area), maps, and a reference library.

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Holdings

Total Volume: 65 linear meters<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1860s to present

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a target=newpage href="http://www.quesnelmuseum.ca">Website</a> provides general information about archival holdings and research methods, along with a small sample of photographs and information on the activities, history, collections and exhibits of the museum/archives.

Access area

Opening times

Museum Hours:
Summer, May 23 to September 5, Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Winter, Labour Day (first Monday in September) to Victoria Day (mid-May)
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Research services

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 20, 2011.

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

705 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, B.C.
Quesnel, BC
CA V2J 2B6