Greenwood Museum

Tourism Region: Thompson Okanagan

The Greenwood Museum, located in Canada's smallest city is dedicated to the preservation of artefacts and history of the Boundary region. The museum has wonderful displays depicting the early days of this once thriving mining boom town. There is a gallery dedicated to the Japanese-Canadians interned in Greenwood during WWII. Our displays, archives and photographs are a wealth of information on the Boundary area of British Columbia.

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Location

Address: 
214 South Copper Street
Greenwood, British Columbia
V0H 1J0

Telephone: 1-250-445-6355
Fax: 1-250-445-6355

Mailing Address: 
Greenwood Museum
PO Box 399, Greenwood, British Columbia
V0H 1J0

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Seasonal

Strawberry Social (Tea & Bakesale) - May
Visitor Centre - May to October

Open: Open: 7 days a week May 1st to October 31st. May - August 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
September - October 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed:
Closed from November 1st - April 30th

Administration fees

Admission: Charged

Discounts: Groups • Students

About Collections

Mining and logging equipment relating to early Greenwood and area; local artifacts, photographs and manuscripts; artifacts from the ghost towns of Phoenix, Eholt, Deadwood and Boundary Falls; Japanese artifacts and history relating to the internment camp during WWII. Photo collection & memorabilia of the different wars.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: unable to say

Archives

We have approximately 1000+ photographic images in our Archives of the Boundary Region; which includes Boundary Falls, Phoenix, Eholt, Midway, Rock Creek, Deadwood, Mother Lode and Greenwood.
We have approximately 30 fonds accessioned which cover City of Greenwood and local pioneer families.

Architectural Records • Cartographic Materials • Electronic Records • Microforms • Photographs • Sound Recordings

Decorative Arts

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Glass • Musical Instruments

Fine Arts

Culture:
Asian • Canadian

Period:
Historical

Media:
Photography

Human History

Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Local History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Medals • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Oral History • Imaging : Photographs

Natural Sciences

Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zoology : Mammals (Mammalia)

Services & Activities

Through our Visitor Centre/Museum we offer tourist information which encompasses British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,Yukon, NWT, Nunavut and NW Washington state.
We have public washrooms and internet access available to the public.

Research Services

We have a microfilm reader with film from area newspapers which include: Phoenix & Greenwood, BC. We offer genealogy & archival research, photographs of Greenwood & area. We have a Japanese-Canadian database which lists the names of the people interned here in WWII. We also have a Vital Stats database of the West Boundary including Eholt & Phoenix.

Archival Records • Genealogical Research • Information Centre
Other: We have a complete set of the Boundary Historical Books available for research.

Educational Programs

Historical tour of our museum and courthouse.

School Programs : Age 0-4 (Pre-School) : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)

Visitor Services

Through our Visitor Centre/Museum we offer tourist information which encompasses British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,Yukon, NWT, Nunavut and NW Washington state.
We have public washrooms and internet access available to the public.

Guided Tours : English • Information Centre or Desk • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Reminiscence or Oral History Kits • Gift shop • Washrooms • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchair access
Other: Courthouse tours available upon request.
Other Guided Tours: Self-guided Heritage Walk.
Self-guided driving tour to the ghosttown of Phoenix, BC.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 15

Activities: The entire business of museum,visitor centre and gift shop. Research enquiries.

Member Privileges

Volunteers are members.
Museum entry is free to members. Voting privileges.

Food Services

Picnic Area

Internet Services

General InformationLocal History

Local Tourism Links

Local AttractionsOther Services

Publications & Products

Publications that we offer are local historical books, history of BC, railways, history of Greenwood & area, cycling, backroads mapbooks, Japanese internment history, & gold panning.

Annual Reports • Books • Brochures • Postcards • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Commemorative Souvenirs
Other: Souvenir & gift shop. Rock collections, gold vials, bracelets, key chains, Japanese crafts.