Celebrating our History
Revelstoke Museum & Archives keeps alive the history and heritage of Revelstoke and district by collecting, preserving, documenting and interpreting the artifacts, records and stories of the region in a public community museum. The Museum and Archives is a place where all are welcome to participate, to learn, to share, and to explore the social, industrial and environmental history of the region.
See What's New:
Revelstoke - A Kiss in the Wind
Revelstoke Museum & Archives is pleased to present this feature length documentary by Italian director Niccola Moruzzi as he traces the story of his great-grandfather, Angelo Conte, who died during the construction of the Connaught Tunnel in 1915, leaving his wife and baby daughter back in Italy. The film was partially filmed in and around Revelstoke.
Revelstoke premiere screening at Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, Friday, May 12 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. After the film screening, participate in a discussion with the director, browse exhibits, and enjoy refreshments. $20 per person. Tickets available at Revelstoke Museum & Archives and Revelstoke Visitors Centre, and online at Revelstoke Arts Council website.
Join us every Friday at noon for an hour of crafting fun. Crafters of all ages, genders, levels of experience, or type of craft are welcome. Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading, card making, colouring, sketching, or any other craft. Share patterns, expertise, and ideas. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. There is no charge.
Revelstoke Reach Map Project
We're excited to launch a new type of exhibit for the museum. We've developed a web map exploring the history of the Revelstoke reach, the land between Revelstoke and Shelter bay, in what is now the drawdown zone of the Upper Arrow Lakes reservoir. Follow the link to a story, and series of interactive maps where you'll be able to virtually explore the history of the area through maps, photographs and an interview. Please give us your feedback on the maps. Do you have additional information or photos that we could include? Do you find the maps easy to use? Are there any changes you would like to see? We acknowledge the generous funding from Columbia Basin Trust, through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, which made this project possible.
Click here to access the maps:
Sinixt - People of the Place of the Bull Trout - New Exhibit
On June 21, 2016, National Aboriginal Day, we opened our new permanent exhibit on the Sinixt First Nation. Visit this beautiful new installation to hear the voices, and experience the perspective of the first residents of the Columbia Valley.
We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Vancouver Foundation, Revelstoke Community Foundation, and Columbia Basin Trust, whose funding and support made this exhibit possible.
Brown Bag History: Revelstoke Origins
"Brown Bag History: Revelstoke Origins" by Cathy English is based on a series of talks given by the author at Revelstoke Museum & Archives from 2003 to 2015. It was published in June of 2015. This volume focuses on the early history of Revelstoke, from the original First Nations inhabitants to the development of the community. The book is available in the gift shop for $20 plus GST ($1). Shipping is available for an additional $5 for a single book within Canada. Call or email the museum to order and pay over the phone by credit card. Cheques also accepted.
Watch for Volume 2: Brown Bag History - Creating Community in the fall of 2017.
Land of Thundering Snow
Visit our new exhibit "Land of Thundering Snow - avalanche research and snow science in Canada." Online exhibit with the Virtual Museum of Canada is now live at www.landofthunderingsnow.ca
NEWS UPDATE: On April 13, 2016, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Revelstoke Museum & Archives curator Cathy English received the prestigious Canadian Museums Association award for Outstanding Achievement in a Science Exhibition on behalf of the Land of Thundering Snow project team.