Cortes Island Museum and Archives

Shelves in the Archives Room

Visit our Archives!

The Cortes Island Museum and Archives holds a wealth of information relating to the social, economic, and natural history of Cortes Island and nearby islands.

Our resources include Archival Holdings and Informational Holdings.

Archival Holdings

Our Archives contains unique and original documents, photographs, maps, taped interviews, and ephemera which document island history. Our collections include the photographs and textual records of individuals, families, and local community associations. The contents have been indexed and can be searched in the museum’s database.

An online description of our major holdings is available at MemoryBC, which provides a searchable database of the materials available at nearly 200 archival repositories in British Columbia.

Informational Holdings

We maintain Informational Files on subjects of local interest and a Reference Library with books relating to the area’s social and natural history.

Volunteers have compiled a series of History Binders, which combine photographs, anecdotes and information to tell the story of specific aspects of island history.

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