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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.
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: August 31st, September 1st, September 8th, September 9th, September 14th, September 15th
- CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AFTER SEPTEMBER 21st
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 termsLearn more
Research & Reproductions
The Country Fair, Sunday September 7th 2014, 11am -3pm
This annual event is hosted by the Pemberton Museum with partners, The Pemberton Women's Institute, The Pemberton Public Library and the Pemberton Arts Council. The Country Fair is a wonderful day out with friends and family at the museum. The event runs from 11am-3pm. Admission is by donation at the gate.
Fun for seniors, families, visitors and locals alike, the Country Fair is a long-running annual event that showcases the agricultural heart and community of "Spud Valley". Come for local produce, entertainment and good old fashioned fun. This year the Pemberton Library will be offering children's activities during the Fair. Everyone is welcome!
Vendors - Use this form to register for a table at the Fair.
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
Thank You Volunteer Bakers and Volunteer Helpers/Servers that made the 2014 Tea and Tales program a success!
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Eric Andersen presents at Tea and Tales 2014
Two weeks ago was the sixth 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. For our very last Tea and Tales of the summer, we had a tea with no tale. This was a very successful event considering the heat wave we had all summer.
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100th Anniversary of the Railway
The Pemberton Museum would like to thank everyone who had made the 100th Anniversary of the Railway a great success! On August 23rd 2014, we had close to 700 people come to the museum to help celebrate this centennial celebration. We would like to thank all members and volunteers who came out to make this day happen.
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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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