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Windermere Valley Museum

A Place of Memories

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Welcome to The Windermere Valley Museum & Archives
sponsored by the Windermere District Historical Society

Winter 2017 Hours

We are now open 

Tuesdays Only - 10 AM to 4 PM

Admission by donation


2016 / 2017 Winter Hours at the Museum

Starting in October, the museum will be open Tuesdays only, 10 AM until 4 PM

2016 Children's Summer Program

Check back for details soon.  Begins Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - ended last week of August.  Kids had a wonderful time!

Summer 2016 Theme and new exhibits - Uses of the Lake

See our newest building - The Ice House


We've published all the 2014 newsletters here.  Interesting reading.  Members receive quarterly newsletters.  

Historical Tour Guide for Windermere

Drop in for paper copy or download it yourself here.

Veterans of the First World War in Windermere Valley

Britain declared war on August 4, 1914.  

Read this special research project completed by museum volunteer, Alex, featuring local soldiers

and life in the valley during WW1 100 years ago.

Summer 2014 Theme and new exhibits - WW1: The Valley Remembers

The Invermere Walking Tour Brochure has been updated

Connect from our Activities and Events page

Invermere resident Elinor Florence has a weekly blog called Wartime Wednesdays

You can read her blog in two ways:

Or the blog page, enter your e-mail address to receive the blog directly to your e-mail

We have a new e-mail address    

See two new compilations

We're on FACEBOOK!
If you are a Facebook user, please come and "like" our new page
Windermere Valley Museum

Movie nights
Come back for information about future movie nights.

See our newsletters from the past with lots of intriguing stories!
Birdhouse babies - see who moved in last summer!


2016 - The squirrel gave up her nursery to a small bird family. 
2014 - The squirrel nursery fell out of the tree!  It has been re-attached but so far, no babies.  Update... the mother built a new nest in the attic of the school house.  We will encourage her to use her original nest next year!
2013 - Mom squirrel has been scouting and housecleaning in preparation for nursery??
2012 - Mom squirrel is back - 2 babies. 

Visit soon to explore heritage buildings, view outside exhibits and enjoy grassy shaded grounds with beautiful views of the beautiful Columbia River and mountains beyond. It is fun and rewarding to volunteer at the museum! Think about it!! 
 In these pages you will find information about our museum and the local area to help plan your visit. Enjoy photos of the heritage buildings, exhibits and read of our programs, events and special exhibits. Learn about our archives, about the services we provide and how you can join us and participate. 
 The Windermere District Historical Society works through the year receiving new artifacts, improving the archives and photo collections, creating new exhibits, maintaining facilities, publishing newsletters and more. Check back often to keep up with programs, news and changes at the Windermere Valley Museum and Archives! 

Windermere Valley Museum
Phone 250.342.9769
Box 2315
Invermere BC  V0A 1K0