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Windermere Valley Museum

A Place of Memories

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About Us
The Windermere Valley Museum and Archives is managed by a dedicated group of volunteers belonging to the Windermere District Historical Society.
We invite you to share our excitement about the history of the beautiful Windermere valley.
The Windermere District Historical Society holds two meetings a month (except in summer when we are busy with museum activities). Join us!!

The monthly general meeting is held the third Thursday of every month and features guest speakers, show and tell or field trips along with refreshments. 

The aquisitions group meets every Tuesday evening except summer months.

The museum employs a part-time curator and summer students who help the volunteers to run the museum. The historical society publishes quarterly newsletters full of interesting stories and information.

Historical Society Special Annual Exhibit
Each year we have a different theme for our special exhibit. These displays have highlighted different aspects of local history including communities, institutions, commercial and industrial enterprises.

Things are always changing at the museum - come back often to check out the latest!
Archives and Research
The archives are housed in a waterproof, fireproof vault and include diaries, letters, business files, minute books and other archival material documenting the history of local first nations and pioneers.
Also in the collection are old maps and surveys of the region.
The museum is the custodian of a large photographic collection that may be of interest to researchers and the general public. More information here.

 Join Us!

Forms are available in the museum or print and use this form to become a member (or renew membership) in the Windermere Disitrict Historical Society. There is a wide variety of activities and opportunities for participation or just show your support for history.