• Archives Volunteer wins provincial award

  • Making Waves on the West Arm

    ¬†Nelson, BC (August 2, 2023) –¬† Kootenay Lake has long been a hub of activity, from the earliest sturgeon-nosed canoes to modern day sporting activities such as paddleboarding and kitesurfing. The latest exhibition opening at the Nelson Museum Archives & Gallery, Making Waves, explores this history through artifacts, photographs, and archival film from the Museum…

  • Explore family through film in Otanimm/Otinimm

    Nelson, BC (May 4, 2023) –¬† The artist skill and technical prowess of both father and daughter are on full display in Otanimm/Onnimm (Daughter/Father), the upcoming exhibition by Terrance Houle and Neko Wong-Houle, showing at the Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery from May 20 to August 5, 2023. The short film was created using several…

  • Historic Gyro Park plaque donated to the Nelson Museum

     Nelson, BC (March 21, 2023) РA piece of the historic Gyro Park bridge will live on in the Shawn Lamb Archives at the Nelson Museum, thanks to a donation from the Nelson Gyro Club. The bridge was recently dismantled due to failing structural integrity.

  • Kids rule at the Nelson Museum this month!

     Nelson, BC (March 1, 2023) РSingalongs, dance performances, writing workshops, and sock puppet shows will fill every nook and cranny at the 2023 spring Museum Mash at the Nelson Museum. Designed especially with kids in mind, this free event provides an approachable way for the whole family to explore the Museum.

  • Big changes to promote inclusion and access at the Museum

    Nelson, BC (February 28, 2022): In 2006, this second-floor museum exhibition at Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History was created by a dedicated team of historians, staff, and volunteers; now over 15 years later, this display is outdated in its museology. There is a clear need to update this space to reflect the diverse…

  • CBC broadcaster and historian to visit the Nelson Museum

     Nelson, BC (February 20, 2023) РRenowned journalist, CBC broadcaster, and history author Ted Barris will be visiting the Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery to discuss the latest addition to his catalogue of Canadian history books, Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory.

  • Youth Access Program launches at the Nelson Museum

     Nelson, BC (January 22, 2023) РChildren who spend time in museums are engaged, curious, and innovative. The statistics prove it, and children experience it every day at the Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery.