Cortes Island Museum Artifacts
Our collection is composed of a wide array of artifacts, each with a story to tell about the lives of settler and modern-day Cortes Islanders. From everyday household objects to tools used in the early days of logging, our collection continues to expand through donations and acquisitions.
While most of the collection is maintained in storage, artifacts are featured in our exhibitions and some, such as the classic Marswells wood stove (ca. 1970s), are on permanent display in the main gallery. The working National Cash Register (ca. 1912), still ringing sales through in the Museum shop, is a visitor favourite!
Some of the artifacts in our collection are featured below.