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, learn, share, and explore the social, industrial and environmental history of the region. 

            

See What's New: 

Online Donations

We are now able to accept donations through canadahelps.org! We have an immense level of appreciation for the support we receive from the public as it allows to continue our operations. Visit our Support the Museum page to learn more about what our donations are used for. 

Click here to donate now

Follow our Facebook page and vote on your favourite photos by clicking "like" on the individual photos you like the best. Find Gallery 1 here: http://bit.ly/2lTkOg1         Ski photographs Find Gallery 2 here: http://bit.ly/2lNCaKm      More ski photographs Find Gallery 3 here: http://bit.ly/2mfUDj7       Snowslides Find Gallery 4 here: http://bit.ly/2mbCgc8      Heritage buildings Find Gallery 5 here: http://bit.ly/2mJ9bEh      Snowy street scenes Find Gallery 6 here: http://bit.ly/2ncCMrF       Street scenes Find Gallery 7 here:  http://bit.ly/2odAlZ2       Colour photos by Earle & Estelle Dickey Find Gallery 8 here: http://bit.ly/2nmu6T7     Earle Dickey photographs Find Gallery 9 here: http://bit.ly/2pPSY23       Sports photographs Find Gallery 10 here: http://bit.ly/2p0KQib     Heritage homes Find Gallery 11 here: http://bit.ly/2qBVQQL    Glacier National Park Find Gallery 12 here: http://bit.ly/2pOUbrO    Arrowhead Find Gallery 13 here: http://bit.ly/2rmkU1U     Rogers Pass Highway Find Gallery 14 here: http://bit.ly/2qCcByh     Revelstoke businesses Find Gallery 15 here: http://bit.ly/2rgUNZr      Railway engines Find Gallery 16 here: http://bit.ly/2qLMBwZ    Bicycles Find Gallery 17 here: http://bit.ly/2sxCq4k       Automobiles Find Gallery 18 here: http://bit.ly/2rBEyDm     Animals, wild and domesticated Find Gallery 19 here: http://bit.ly/2s3Ugav       Mount Revelstoke National Park, 1910s Find Gallery 20 here: http://bit.ly/2tsTw3D      Golden Spike Days Find Gallery 21 here: http://bit.ly/2tk3uox         Swimming and boating Find Gallery 22 here: http://bit.ly/2uwyZv8      Farming Find Gallery 23 here: http://bit.ly/2eCKuek       Families Find Gallery 24 here: http://bit.ly/2uJv9N7       Aviation Find Gallery 25 here: http://bit.ly/2vx2iPq         Railway timeline Find Gallery 26 here: http://bit.ly/2vqozM4       Steamships

Follow our Facebook page and vote on your favourite photos by clicking "like" on the individual photos you like the best.

Find Gallery 1 here: http://bit.ly/2lTkOg1         Ski photographs

Find Gallery 2 here: http://bit.ly/2lNCaKm      More ski photographs

Find Gallery 3 here: http://bit.ly/2mfUDj7       Snowslides

Find Gallery 4 here: http://bit.ly/2mbCgc8      Heritage buildings

Find Gallery 5 here: http://bit.ly/2mJ9bEh      Snowy street scenes

Find Gallery 6 here: http://bit.ly/2ncCMrF       Street scenes

Find Gallery 7 here:  http://bit.ly/2odAlZ2       Colour photos by Earle & Estelle Dickey

Find Gallery 8 here: http://bit.ly/2nmu6T7     Earle Dickey photographs

Find Gallery 9 here: http://bit.ly/2pPSY23       Sports photographs

Find Gallery 10 here: http://bit.ly/2p0KQib     Heritage homes

Find Gallery 11 here: http://bit.ly/2qBVQQL    Glacier National Park

Find Gallery 12 here: http://bit.ly/2pOUbrO    Arrowhead

Find Gallery 13 here: http://bit.ly/2rmkU1U     Rogers Pass Highway

Find Gallery 14 here: http://bit.ly/2qCcByh     Revelstoke businesses

Find Gallery 15 here: http://bit.ly/2rgUNZr      Railway engines

Find Gallery 16 here: http://bit.ly/2qLMBwZ    Bicycles

Find Gallery 17 here: http://bit.ly/2sxCq4k       Automobiles

Find Gallery 18 here: http://bit.ly/2rBEyDm     Animals, wild and domesticated

Find Gallery 19 here: http://bit.ly/2s3Ugav       Mount Revelstoke National Park, 1910s

Find Gallery 20 here: http://bit.ly/2tsTw3D      Golden Spike Days

Find Gallery 21 here: http://bit.ly/2tk3uox         Swimming and boating

Find Gallery 22 here: http://bit.ly/2uwyZv8      Farming

Find Gallery 23 here: http://bit.ly/2eCKuek       Families

Find Gallery 24 here: http://bit.ly/2uJv9N7       Aviation

Find Gallery 25 here: http://bit.ly/2vx2iPq         Railway timeline

Find Gallery 26 here: http://bit.ly/2vqozM4       Steamships

Craft Club

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:

http://arcg.is/2ol56YN 

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

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.