The Pemberton Museum collects, preserves, and displays artifacts connected with the human history of Pemberton & District.

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A Moment In History

Pemberton & District BC Canada

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 continue to add content to the Collections online and we hope you enjoy the improved searchability of our online content.

OPEN MAY-OCTOBER 2015

2015 Fall Museum Hours of Operation

  • Open: 10 AM to 5 PM beginning Friday May 15th.
  • FALL CLOSURES: September 7th, September 14th & 15th, September 21st & 22nd, September 27th & 28th
  • School Groups: please Contact Us to arrange a visit.

Available for Private Events & Conferences

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

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Summer 2015

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Come and see our new Transportation and General Store Exhibits this summer!

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

See our Events page for more details

Tea & Tales 2015

The popular Tea & Tales program begins Tues July 7th and runs every Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM until August 18th. Watch this page for the Tale line-up once speakers and topics are confirmed. Admission is $2.

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Latest News

It's a Little Scary in Places- Highway 99

On August 18th, 2015 the Pemberton Museum held its last tea and tales program of the year. The last tale was " A Little Scary in Places- Highway 99". Long time locals Bob Walker, Bob Priest and Milton Fernandez share their stories of their memories of driving the early hydro tote road, which became highway 99 in the 60's.
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Thank You to All Volunteers

Thank You Volunteer Bakers and Volunteer Helpers/Servers that made the 2015 Tea and Tales program a success! Without the many willing volunteers who baked treats for the teas we would not have been able to have such a successful program. We had about $240 in donations of baked goods from our faithful bakers. We would like to send a big thank you to everyone who spent hours over a hot stove in the summer heat to bring us yummy treats for Tea and Tales: Barbara Brooks, Carol Morphy, Fran Cuthbert, Heidi Kym-Leiberherr, Judy McNolty, Maddy Beaudry, Niki Madigan, Betty Mercer, and Anna's Cake Kitchen in Pemberton.
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Lil'wat Fleet of Foot- First Trails

On August 11th, 2015 we had Randy Bouchard, Dorothy Kennedy and Johnny Jones at the Museum. Randy Bouchard, Dorothy Kennedy and Johnny Jones' presented on the Lil'wat Nation's first trails. One of the themes in the museum’s collection mandate is “Those who were here first” and to provide accurate information about the First Trails in the area that eventually led to modern transportation routes we asked for some help from some experts. The “First Trails” exhibit panel we created for the Transportation Exhibit used the local expertise of Johnny Jones and the Lil’wat Lands & Resource department. We also had help from anthropologists Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy who generously donated their time to review and proof the information we gathered.
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Last Tea and Tales of the Summer

Come on out to the Museum to attend the LAST Tea & Tales August 18th from 2pm-4pm; admission is $2. This years theme is transportation.
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