Art Gallery




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

How to find us


During the winter, use of the Archives is by appointment only.
Phone or e-mail to arrange
for an Archive Volunteer to meet with you.

On-line Archive material at:

Phone: 250 546 – 8318

Museum & Art Gallery

Open May 5th to December 30th, 2022 (Except for Stat Holidays)

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Christmas Book Sale

November 26th to December 30th, 2022

Book Sale Donations

We are continuing to accept books, puzzles, CDs & DVDs, and records Tuesday to Saturdays from 10:00 – 4:00 PM


Covid Precautions have been relaxed

Face Masks are Optional


The Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Arts Society intends to participate in one or more procurements conducted by Canoe Procurement Group of Canada and Sourcewell between August 24, 2022 and August 24, 2023.

For further information and access to the Canoe tender notices, please review the BC Bid website at and the MERX website at For further information about Canoe, please visit the website at For further information about Sourcewell, please visit the website at

Upcoming Events

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Book Signing Event

Rocky Mountain Rangers Museum


Armstrong Author Len Gamble

The First World War’s 172nd Battalion Rocky Mountain Rangers (1916-1919)

Book Signing

Dates: Friday, June 17, 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Time: 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Place: Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Gallery

3415 Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong

Book Price: $20.00


The 172nd Battalion (Bn.) of the Rocky Mountain Rangers was composed of volunteers, mainly drawn from the Okanagan-Mainline area. Their hope was that they would fight as what would much later be termed a “Band of Brothers”. Instead, the Bn. was dissolved when it reached England and the men were used as reinforcements. Well over 600 (more than a third of the total complement) were posted to four front-line battalions. More than fifty made their contribution in the forestry corps, while others served with the machine gun brigade, railway troops, pioneer battalions, and service corps or staff appointments.

The book tells their story, all-in-all, a microcosm of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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June 2022 Art Show

 Show Dates: June 2nd to 25th

Freeze Gallery: Myrna Button

Main Gallery: Gerry Marchand

Opening Reception: June 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Entertainment: Howard Ketola and Neil Fraser

Sponsored by: Your Country News



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We are Ready to Go!!!

We are READY for our Art Show opening Tomorrow May 5th!!

Freeze Gallery – Gloria Lange                                           

Main Gallery – School Crossing 

Don’t forget our Opening Receptions

 Thursday, May 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 Saturday, May 7, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

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


    Some items from our Archives are available at:

    Armstrong Spallumcheen

    Tourist Information available at the Chamber of Commerce next door.

    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: