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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
- Wednesday evenings: 10 AM to 6:30 PM (while the Pemberton Farmers' Market is running)
- Closed: Sunday July 27th, Monday August 4th, Sunday August 17th
- 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, weddings, private dinners or luncheons. Please contact us directly for rates and use agreement termsLearn more
Research & Reproductions
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
August 5th: "Twilight on the Rails" a film by a film by Kevin EuDaly and C.J. Johnson
August 12th: "Squamish Railway History" with Eric Anderson
August 19th: "Rails and Trails" a light hearted look at travel as it changed the Pemberton Valley. Presented by museum members and staff
Our first step towards establishing a teaching collection for the years to come!
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"Rail Tales from the Telegraph" with Jim Watson and Trevor Mills
Jim Watson and Trevor Mills come in to present their "Rail Tales from the Telegraph". During their presentation they showed artifacts and gave us some memories of the radio system on the railway, the speeder cars and the W.A.C. Bennet visit. They also spoke about the delivery system, Budd cars and the daily trains and their timetable.
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Tea and Tales July 15th
Last week was the second Tea & Tales of the summer. We had about 30 people attend the second tea of the season. Due to the 100th anniversary of the Railway coming to Pemberton, our main focus this year is the history of the railway. We had Chief Leonard Andrew come in to present his Memories of the Railway in the Pemberton Valley. Leonard also spoke about The Barney House (owned by Eddy Thevarge) and the Sam Jim house and told us some stories about Eddy Thevarge and Sam Jim.
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July 20th : BC Joins the Confederation of Canada.
On this day in history, July 20th, 1871, British Columbia joined the confederation of Canada, effectively ending its time as a colony.
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