Social Life of Water Speaker Series
Join us in celebrating watersheds with the travelling exhibit the Social Life of Water. This exhibit has come from Kelowna and will be at the Golden Museum and Archives from November 9th to December 23rd. The Golden Museum has partnered with Wildsight Golden to arrange a speaker series to connect this exhibit to the Columbia River Watershed. Book your spot through our Gift Shop!
View speakers for this series here...Wildsite Golden
Screaming Station Haunted House
There have been some strange noises and horrible sounds coming from the Old Station at the Golden Museum recently. Awful smells have visitors alarmed, and some have even mentioned seeing shadows and glimpses of beings not meant for human eyes. Be careful where you step, as reports of strange substances oozing from the ground and dripping from the walls have come in. Book your spot through our Gift Shop!
Ghoulish Grounds Tour
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble! Halloween is bringing out all the witches, ghosts, ghouls, and creepy crawlies. Beware the things that go bump in the night or run free under the full moon. Bring your children, bring your friends and join us for a haunted halloween walk around the museum grounds. Book your spot through our Gift Shop!
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The Golden & District Historical Society and the Golden Museum
What We Stand For
The Golden and District Historical Society is committed to preserving, promoting, and presenting the diverse history of Golden and its surrounding neighboring communities by preserving artifacts of historical relevance to Golden and Area A; by offering stimulating exhibits and providing dynamic educational programs, by providing a resource center and archives; and by making collections accessible and available. Our guiding principles are to inspire curiosity, involve our community, and share our story.
The Golden & District Historical Society, a volunteer based registered non-profit society, was formed from the 1968 and incorporated in 1969 as the Golden & District Historical Society. The Historical Society is a member driven organization with a governing board of eight members with executive meetings being held 6 times a year and member meetings 9 times a year. We have a fluctuating membership of 45, with a large number of volunteers who prefer not to be members but support us in a variety of ways.
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The Golden Museum is a place where all people can share, experience, explore, enjoy, understand, learn, and access the story of Golden, BC and its surrounding neighboring communities in the surrounding area. We use our extensive collections and multiple spaces to offer a wide range of programming, from special and permanent exhibits to hands-on activities. We see approximately 3,500 people on site annually, and reach thousands more through off-site and online offerings.
This video shows the last river drive on the Upper Columbia River from its beginnings in the upper reaches of the Spillimacheen River to the sawmill at Parson, BC.
This video shows the Canadian Pacific Railway siding at Glacier, BC with the trains moving back and forth, in 1962.
This video was shot of the opening of the Trans Canada Highway at the summit of Rogers Pass. 1962.
The Golden Lions Club, located in Golden, BC Canada organized their organization in Golden and immediately set about looking for a community project to work on. It was determined that the most popular need was a swimming pool. 1958
Collections at the Museum
Caroline Bergenham was a resident of Moberly, BC almost her entire life. And a long life it was because she lived to be 104. The Bergenham family lived a pretty solitary life but one of the things that Caroline wanted to learn to do was draw and paint so she signed up for correspondence courses to learn to do it. Her course and work can be found here....Caroline Bergenham – Art by Correspondence
The Golden Museum is fortunate to have a her-barium with over 100 specimens. Many of them are from the area around Golden BC.
Each specimen has a label with (species, genus, subspecies, variety, etc.) permanently attached.
The archive at the Golden Museum houses a collection of over 100 local calendars. Many of the calendars were collected by Vern Bryant of Spillimacheen BC.