Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History
Archives; Culture; Heritage; Digital
Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History is a non-profit online digital archive website, dedicated to preserving the history of the Columbia Basin and making it publicly accessible and available to all for free online.
All of our work is designed to reach out into the Basin and energize a sense of our collective past. We recognize the strong individuals and cultures of the Columbia Basin, work to enhance those entities, and then look past that to the connectivity of our region as a whole.
From the beginning our focus has been to work with other existing institutions, structures and collectors. We currently have formal partnerships with eight heritage institutions in the Columbia Basin and have agreed to make their archival collections publicly accessible. Our partners are: Castlegar Station Museum; Kimberley Heritage Museum; Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science; Moyie House Museum; Valemount Historical Society; Golden Museum; Cranbrook History Centre; and Rossland Museum
We have also worked with a large number of private donors, whether it be with family histories or large private photo and postcard collections, and we have made these materials available and searchable on our website www.basininstitute.org.
Venue type: E (My venue is a museum, heritage or cultural site.)
Wheelchair accessible? Yes (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: Regular business hours.
Office Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm. Website 24 hours a day
Note: Copyright ownership of images on this site remains with the creator of the work/image. Permission has been given for this use of images by the Culture Tour, but if you wish to reproduce ANY images you see on this site you must contact the owner of the image directly for permission.