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

Gallery & Museum Winter Hours (January to April)
 Open for Administrative contact
          Tuesdays

9:00 – 12:00 P.M.

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

Beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Our Book Room Volunteers will be accepting books, puzzles, and DVDs each Tuesday from 9:00 – 12:00 PM

If this time does not work for you, you may call Gail (250.546.2820) or Roni (250.546.6045) a call to make other arrangements

Covid Precautions Remain in effect

Face Masks MUST be worn

Hand Sanitizing (multiple stations available)

Maintain Social Distancing

Occupancy Limits Applied

Contact tracing information collected

Wishing all a Healthy, Safe, and Prosperous New Year !!!!

Upcoming Events

2019 Plant and Bake Sale 150 150 admin

2019 Plant and Bake Sale

PLANT AND BAKE SALE
Saturday, 11 May 2019
8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M
3415 Pleasant Valley Road
Armstrong

May 2019 Art Show 150 150 admin

May 2019 Art Show

7th Annual School Crossing Exhibition
May 2nd to 25th

Celebrating our Armstrong Spallumcheen Students as they display their fabulous artwork in our Main Gallery

Come Join us for the Opening Reception on May 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

27th Annual Book Sale 150 150 syd.barron@gmail.com

27th Annual Book Sale

Annual Used Book Sale for 2019 is over

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

We will be accepting books for the 2020 sale starting 29 April 2019

 

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