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A Moment In History

Welcome To The New Website

The Pemberton Museum has over 2,000 artifacts, 2,000 photographs and over 20 meters of archival and reference materials that have been collected since 1982. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and display artifacts associated with human activity in the District.

We have upgraded our website to better serve our community and to deliver on our mandate to provide public access to our collections. This project was made possible thanks to funding received from Heritage Canada through the Museum Assistance Program in 2013.

We will be adding content to the Collections area over the next year and we hope you enjoy the improved searchability of our online content.

Thanks to Ben Groulx, Robert Valcourt, and Roy McClean of Custom Fit Online for the creation and ongoing support of our website.

Guided Tours

Tours will give you information about the settlement of pioneers in the Pemberton area. It will give you a better idea of why and how it all started here!

We offer two different Tours:

  • Tours on site will last about half an hour (30 min) around the building and different exhibits.
  • Walking tours off site will last about an hour (1 hour) and will bring you downtown and show you different historic buildings.

Suggested donation: 2$ per person or 10$ per group  

Interested? Come to the Pemberton Museum to learn more about those Tours!

Summer 2014 Hours of Operation

  • Open daily: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • School Groups: please Contact Us to arrange a visit.
  • Closed: Monday August 25th

Available for Private Events & Conferences

The museum site is available for private events. The site has been used for photography shoots, movies, weddings, private dinners or luncheons. Please contact us directly for rates and use agreement terms

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Research & Reproductions

The Pemberton museum supports research and reproduction requests on a year-round basis.  Please see the About Us page for more information about our holdings and research/reproduction terms of use and fees.  Please Contact Us to arrange a visit.

Events

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 Dear Neighbours,

A small portion of Prospect Street will be closed from 6am to 6pm on Saturday August 23rd from the 1st entrance of Napa lot for the 100th Anniversary Celebrations at the museum. Access and Exit for local traffic will be via Frontier Street to the North end of Prospect Street. The 1st entrance at Napa will still be accessible and Expedition Station Residents will not be impacted. The street will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

We hope to see you there,

The Pemberton & District Museum & Archives Society

See our Events page for more details 

Tea & Tales 2014

The popular Tea & Tales program begins Tues July 8th and runs every Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM until August 19th. Watch this page for the Tale line-up once speakers and topics are confirmed. Admission is $2.

July 8th: "The Railrodder" a silent film starring Buster Keaton

July 15th: "Memories of the Railroad" with Chief Leonard Andrew

July 22nd: "Rail Tales from the Telegraph" with Jim Watson & Trevor Mills

July 29th: "Memories of a Conductor" with Roy Crowston (Roy will also present at 7pm at the library)

August 5th: "Twilight on the Rails" a film by a film by Kevin EuDaly and C.J. Johnson

August 12th: "Squamish, Pemberton and the Northwest Passage by Rail" with Eric Anderson. (Eric will also present Emily Carr's PGE Railway Trip in 1933 at 7pm at the Pemberton & Distric Library)

August 19th: Tea & no Tale

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Latest News

Road Closure during the 100th Anniversary of the Railway

A small portion of Prospect Street will be closed from 6am to 6pm on Saturday August 23rd from the 1st entrance of NAPA lot for the 100th Anniversary Celebrations at the museum. Access and Exit for local traffic will be via Frontier Street to the North end of Prospect Street. The 1st entrance at NAPA will still be accessible and Expedition Station Residents will not be impacted. The street will remain open to pedestrian traffic.
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Tea & Tales shows Twilight on the Rails


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July Newsletter

Here is the July Newsletter for your summer reading pleasure...
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"Memories of a Conductor: with Roy Crowston

Each week tea-goers are invited to listen to a local tale presented by a Pemberton resident on various themes connected to life in the valley. The presentations are filmed for the historic record in the Soo Building. This week was the fourth Tea & Tales of the summer. We had about 30 people attend. Due to the 100th anniversary of the Railway coming to Pemberton, our main focus this year is the history of the railway. Roy Crowston came out to present his "Memories of a Conductor".
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