Valley Museum and Archive
241 Dominion Street
McBride, BC V0J 2E0
Valley Museum and Archives was incorporated in 1985. The intention was to collect and preserve information and artifacts from the Robson Valley. The museum and library cooperated to expand the building on Dominion Street in McBride, creating museum display space. Some past displays have been paleontology including local specimens, cameras, nursing, forestry and locally made items of wood, toys, and household items. Local artists are regularly showcased, including group shows by valley children.
The Archives holds an extensive collection of local photographs and documents most of which are also preserved on CD. There is an ongoing search for material to collect or scan to ensure that it is retained for this area.
The museum does not have money for work space or storage, but through the generosity of other organizations and individuals all is stored as safely as possible. The Valley Museum and Archives has been active in promoting renewal of the McBride Railway station, which is a heritage building, and has given support for maintaining other heritage buildings in the area. Members are also available to make presentations on aspects of local history to interested organizations and in the schools. Valley Museum and Archives is presently in need of new members. All are welcome to join, but especially those who are willing to be active. Membership is $10 per year. Contact 250-569-2749.