The Alberni District Historical Society manages the Archive Collection, valuable records of the past that tell the story of our community. Dedicated volunteers acquire and preserve the community's paper treasures. This material includes documents, letters, microfilmed local newspapers dating back to 1907, early Canadian census reports, audio tapes, extensive newspaper clipping files, biographies, books and publications, and maps chiefly relating to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District area.
The Society acquires both public and private records by donation, transfer, gift and bequest, to preserve and hold in trust for future generations. Residents of the area are encouraged to add to the collection by bringing items for evaluation to the archive workshops held Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Museum. This extensive collection is accessible to the public, and knowledgeable volunteers are available to assist. Inquiries are welcome, in person, by phone, or by e-mail.
The Historical Society holds frequent meetings in the Museum, featuring guest speakers. The public is most welcome to attend these informative and interesting evenings. Please refer to the Whats New Whats Coming Up site.
Please visit the Alberni District Historical Society's history webpage for further information.
Located in the Alberni Valley Museum, we are open:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment - call 723-2181 (local 267)