ALHS Archives Closed During COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Arrow Lakes Historical Society has decided to close our archives and office inside the Nakusp Centennial Building until such time as it is considered safe to reopen. Visitors and non-director volunteers are asked to not come to the office during this closure. As we rely upon our volunteers to answer emails, fulfill research requests, and process photograph and publication orders, please expect extended delays in responses from the ALHS during this unusual time.

We thank you for your understanding and your support and hope to see you all again very soon.

2019-20 Winter Operating Hours

Arrow Lakes Historical Society winter operating hours will continue during February, March, and April 2020. We’ll be open to serve you in the Archives building on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 3pm. As you always, you can contact us by phone (250.265.0110) or email ([email protected]) if you wish to arrange a visiting time outside of these regular hours.

News for March 12, 2019

AGM on April 5th from 2-5. Everyone welcome. Looking for a few new directors if anyone is interested in helping our society. We will either have Cameron Leitch showing a Forestry slide show if he can come on that date or Kyle Kusch will show a preview of the next slide show which is called Arrow Lakes A-Z. This show should be on the 12th of April – an afternoon show for the Better At Home folks and an evening show at 7 pm. This show will also go to Edgewood later in the month.

The book SS Minto is selling well in Nakusp, Revelstoke, Castlegar, Trail, Kaslo and Nelson. The new book coming out soon is Kyle Kusch’s Our Coloured Past. These should be available by May and will cost $30 each.

Be sure to read the latest post in our Articles section, the memoirs of one of Nakusp’s most colourful characters, Wilf “Hufty” Hewat. You can read his memoirs here.

2018 ALHS Annual General Meeting

The Arrow Lakes Historical Society AGM is coming up on April 6th, at 2:00 PM, at the Archives. Jim Robertson will be talking about Burton history, with a slideshow of rarely seen historical images of Burton. New members are always welcome. We are located in the back of the Centennial building, behind the library, 92 – 6th Avenue NW, in Nakusp.

BC Historical Federation Conference in Nakusp

The 2018 British Columbia Historical Federation Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will take place in Nakusp between May 24 and 27, 2018, hosted by the Arrow Lakes Historical Society.
The conference kicks off with a welcome reception in the evening on Thursday, May 24. Friday, there will be opening ceremonies, keynote addresses, and a bus field trip to New Denver and Sandon, followed by a historical slide show/lecture in the evening. Saturday will see the Federation AGM, a media panel, historical lectures/presentations, and bus tours to Trout Lake and Halcyon Hot Springs, or to Nakusp Hot Springs. That evening, a gala awards banquet will be held at which outstanding contributions by individuals and groups who study and promote British Columbia history will be recognized through the presentation of awards or special certificates.
Registration is now open. Visit the British Columbia Historical Federation conference page for more news and information.