We have received several grants from generous organizations that have enabled us to make purchases and do exhibitions that we otherwise would not have been able to do. We would like to recognize those organizations and their contributions to the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives.

British Columbia Museums Association: The grant that we received from this organization allowed us to get a collection of precious historical photographs professionally scanned and reproduced. We held an open house display for the public to come and see the works of Rod LeMay, a photographer who captured the earliest days of Powell River in a magical way.

BC 150 Years: This grant also contributed to the Rod LeMay exhibit described above, and additional funds from it will go to "Learning from our Grandmothers" Day, to be held in October 2008.

British Columbia celebrated, in 2008, 150 years of change since the founding of the Crown Colony of BC in 1958.

The BC government began BC 150, a branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts, to assist in funding the province wide celebration of this event.

The BC Museums Association was a natural selection to host part of this funding for the Arts and Culture community.


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