Museum

MUSEUM

Art Gallery

ART GALLERY

Archives

ARCHIVES

"A big-time show in a small-town place!"

How to find us

Archives

Due to Covid19 restrictions
All use of the Archives
is by appointment only
Phone, e-mail or speak to the Administrator
during our open hours to arrange
for an Archive Volunteer to meet with you.

Phone: 250 546 – 8318

Museum and Art Gallery Hours (May – December)

Open Tuesday through Saturday (Except Statutory Holidays)

10:00 to 4:00 P.M.

For archival requests and research please contact us by phone or email to make an appointment

Annual Gigantic Book Sale Hours   (April – December)

Open Tuesday through Saturday     (Except Statutory Holidays)

        10:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Book Sale Donations

We are accepting donations of books, puzzles, records, and DVDs 

Covid Precautions Remain in effect

Face Masks are recommended but not mandatory

Hand Sanitizing (multiple stations available)

Maintain Social Distancing

Contact tracing information collected

Upcoming Events

August Art Show 150 150 admin

August Art Show

July Art Show 150 150 admin

July Art Show

Our Deepest Sympathy 150 150 admin

Our Deepest Sympathy

There are no words to express how profoundly sorry we are to hear of the 215 children found buried in a mass grave on the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those children, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community, and all Indigenous communities across Canada.

With this find, with these facts we can no longer remain oblivious or close our eyes to the pain, suffering and sorrow felt by the First Nations peoples because of the acts supporting their colonization and assimilation.

We join our voices with those who call for truth and the necessary action to return each child to their family and community. We also add our voices to those calling for the continued investigation of Residential School sites so that all lost children may be returned home and buried with dignity in the tradition of their people.

 

About Us

In the early 1970’s residents of Armstrong found themselves powerless to save an historic building from being demolished. This event was the spark that led to the creation of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Historical Society, incorporated in 1974. In the beginning, the Society’s collection consisted mainly of historical photographs. Almost a decade later the City of Armstrong offered the Society space in part of a machine storage building. The Society opened a museum to the public in 1983. In 1988, with the help of a gift from Rusty Freeze, they expanded into the rest of the building and added an Art Gallery. At this time the name of the Society changed to the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Arts Society. The museum and art gallery are the result of the dedication of the many volunteers from the community who continue to be active in it’s operation.

THE Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery is located in historic downtown Armstrong. The first building on this site was moved from Lansdowne circa 1892 when most of that community relocated to Armstrong. In 1905 F.A. Clayton bought the existing blacksmith business. Over time he expanded the building. The business was later operated by his sons and gradually changed into a machine shop. It has also served as a storage facility, automobile garage and gas station. Since becoming a museum, the facility has been upgraded many times, Our renovations in 2011 included fresh paint, new signage, a timber frame entrance and a colonnade. We now have a brand new, but still historic, look for a favourite old building.

What we do at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery:

  • Research, document, store, preserve, and make accessible Armstrong Spallumcheen artifacts and records.
  • Respond to archival inquiries from around the world.
  • Educate visitors about the history of this region.
  • Provide educational services to our schools.
  • Support local artists by exhibiting their work.
  • Supply a venue for a drop-in painting group.
  • Sponsor art related workshops.
  • Offer a summer Painting-In-The-Park program for children 6-12 years of age.
  • Attract tourists and host tour groups interested in the art and history of Armstrong and Spallumcheen.
  • Provide access to very low cost used books at our annual book sale.

Administrator: Lark Lindholm

CONTACT US

    Some items from our Archives are available at:

    Armstrong Spallumcheen

    Tourist Information available at the Chamber of Commerce next door.

    www.aschamber.com

    Annual Used Book Sale
    Books accepted year around for our Sale. Drop books off whenever we are open or next door at the Chamber of Commerce during their business hours.

    Affiliated Accomodation: hotelscombined.ca