Museum Resources and Information


Museum History

The purpose of the Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society is to run a sustainable, integrated organization that actively promotes, through exhibitions and programming, the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of history and art.

Volunteering at the Nelson Museum

Volunteers are the heart of the organization, and contribute to the success, efficiency, and enjoyment of the Museum. Volunteers are crucial to the digitization of City of Nelson archival records, obituaries, and searchable databases. They also play a key role at the Front Desk, where over 12 Visitor Services volunteers greet our visitors with a smile! We thank all of our current and past volunteers for their dedication and service.

Become a Volunteer

If you would like to join the Nelson Museum volunteers, please fill out the form below or contact Cindy Fillion, Visitor Services Manager at 250-352-9813 ext. 202 or email If you are interested in the Archives, please contact Archivist JP Stienne at 250-352-9813 ext. 201 or email


The Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery is thankful for the support we receive from municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels of government, which allows us to enact the Museum’s strategic plan and fulfill our mandate. Read on for a detailed account of our goals and responsibilities, as well as a complete list of sponsors.

Annual Reports

NMAG annual reports act as a window into the organization, and are available for public review. For reports prior to 2014, please send a request to

Astrid Heyerdahl, M.A., M.Ed.

Executive Director


Arin Fay


250-352-9813 ext. 205

Jean-Philippe Stienne

Archivist & Collections Manager

250-352-9813 ext. 201

Lesley Garlow

Education Coordinator

250-352-9813 ext. 206

Stephanie Myers

Public Program Coordinator

250-352-9813 ext. 206

Cindy Fillion

Visitor Services Manager

250-352-9813 ext. 202

Stephanie Delnea

Communications Coordinator

250-352-9813 ext. 204

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