Railway and Forestry Museum
Who are you?
The Museum’s mandate is to preserve and interpret the history of the railway, forestry and other industries and culture that grew around them: preserving, restoring, and interpreting artifacts of historical significance related to the railways, forestry and industrial development in Central BC provide educational, hands-on experience to public through static and operating displays and display lifestyles of people involved in railways, forestry and industries developed in Central BC.
The Central British Columbia Railway & Forest Industry Museum Society's goal is to preserve and display historic railway and forestry artifacts. Our collection consists of over seventy pieces of rolling stock, nine historical buildings and numerous smaller artifacts on our 8 acre site. We are in need of a suitable building to house our artifacts which require restoration and to protect these artifacts from further deterioration caused by exposure to the weather elements.
Why do you need the funding?
Historically, the Museum used a building owned by CN to house our artifacts in need of protection from weather elements. As well, the building housed artifacts in need of restoration and thus provided shelter for volunteers who work tirelessly to restore these artifacts. As of December 2009, we no longer have access to this building.
Why is this so important to your community?
This project of providing a shelter for historical Canada artifacts is of importance to the community because the museum enables the public to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. The Museum collects, safeguards and make accessible artifacts and specimens relating to the history of the development of Northern BC and we hold this history in trust for society. Thus, it is of utmost importance to create an environment that protects this trust.
How can I help?
People can assist the Museum's quest to protect the artifacts in its care by donation of cash or in kind donations. Volunteering to assist with the restoration of these artifacts as well as volunteering to assist in the Museum's fundraising efforts would be most welcome!
Who do I contact to help or where can I find more information?
Name Ranjit Gill
Position Executive Director
Phone Number (205)563-7351
Link to website www.pgrfm.bc.ca