Pemberton Museum Events


The museum site has many ongoing programs and events over the year. Watch this page for up and coming events.

Wonder what else is going on in town?  Check out the Pemberton Tourism App for up to date community event info throughout the year.

Halloween Fun at the Museum

Halloween 2018

As the days begin to get shorter and autumn chills the air, the museum will be getting ready for Halloween. The museum will be hosting another Halloween Event for children under the age of 12 on Saturday Oct 27th. There will be hot dogs, marshmallows and hot cocoa to warm little hands and toes. There will be some spooky activities for kids including the Spooky School House, The Scary Shop Keeper and a Freaky Scavenger Hunt. Bring your already carved Jack-O-Lantern to the judges to see if yours is the spookiest of them all! Prizes for best costume per age group will be handed out after the Jack-O-Lanterns are judged at 2:30pm. Join us at the museum on Oct 27th from 12-3pm and Get Your Spook On Early! Please tag us on Facebook with your pictures (Muse Pemberton). We would love to see everybody there! Admission by donation. 

School House Stomp

Join us at the Pemberton Museum for a fantastic night of dinner and dancing at our Bluegrass and Corn Roast Dinner. There will be live entertainment featuring the Courageous Mountain Rangers, as well as a long arm draw and memberships for sale.

The Pemberton Museum is hosting this event to raise money to move the John Arn cabin and Pemberton's First School to our site by 2020. For more information visit: /blog/2018/8/8/pioneer-village/

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the museum. Contact us at 604-894-5504 or at


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Tea & Tales 2018

The popular Tea & Tales program will begin Tuesday July 10th and runs every Tuesday to August 21st. Join us from 2-4pm. $2 Admission. This year's theme is "Myths & Legends" and will feature local presenters from Lillooet, Mt. Currie, Squamish and beyond.  Check out our line up here.

July 10th The Legend of the Lillooet Cattle Drive 1877-1878 with George Vanderwolf  Part one  Part two
July 17th Stories of Creation with Lex Joseph Watch it here!
July 24th Maritime History of Pemberton: Fact or Fiction with Eric Andersen Watch it here! Check out the slideshow here!
July 31st Pemberton Trail Tales & Legendary Packers Watch it here! Check out the slideshow here!
August 7th Old Maps and my Grandfather, Kupman, the Medicine Man with Yaqalatqa7 Johnny Jones Watch it here! Check out the slideshow here!
August 14th The Legendary Copper Mine at Britannia with Diane Mitchell and Marshall Tichauer Watch it here! Check out the slideshow here!
August 21st The Murder of Tom Poole with Professor Mathew Unger. Watch it here! Check out Mathew's slideshow here.

Niki presented some more recent stories about the murder as well. Watch her talk here. Check out her slideshow here.

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Bottle Drive

We are hosting a bottle drive on Saturday, August 25th to raise money to help move Pemberton's first school and the John Arn cabin to our site by 2020. Come drop off your recyclables between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, and we'll sort them for you! You can also donate your bottles to the Museum's account at the Bottle Depot until September 8th. 

John Arn

Farewell To Florence

The museum is planning an afternoon tea for Florence Bilenduke on Saturday June 9th from 2-4pm.  Florence is retiring from the museum after 35 years of service.  Please join us in wishing Flo a fond farewell as she moves on to new adventures in Calgary with her family.

If you want to bake or help at the event please contact us.


Women's Institute's Annual Strawberry Tea

The Strawberry Tea is coming Tuesday, June 19th. This is an annual fundraiser for the Pemberton Women’s Institute and is a genuine Pemberton experience! The shortcake is homemade, the whipped cream is shaken in front of your eyes and the strawberries are so fresh! The event runs from 2-4pm. Join in to “get your dessert before dinner”.

Strawberry Tea sign

Museum Open House June 23rd, 2018, 2-4 pm

Come and see all the new changes thanks to BC Canada 150 funding from the Province of BC.

Become a member or just come on by!

Coffee, Tea and Baked goods will be for sale.

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2008- 2017 Pemberton Museum Tea & Tales

Videos from the 2008-2017 Tea & Tales series have been moved to the Video Gallery.

Young girl at Pemberton Museum Tea and Tales

Tea & Tales Stuff

Tea & Tales 2009 - read notes from Shirley Henry's presentation on Pemberton Town Development 1950-2004.

Tea & Tales 2008- watch a short video of Gus Zurcher's Pioneer Memories.

Watch more videos in our video gallery.

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. We have special rates for local not-for-profit groups.  Please contact us directly for rates and use agreement terms.