The Cortes Museum & Archives is a place where people are inspired to celebrate Cortes Island – its past, present and future. We are an organization that explores important historical, social, economic and environmental themes in the fulfilment of our mission while fostering a strong sense of place and encouraging life-long learning through dynamic exhibits and outreach programs.
This committee meets on a regular basis to preserve and catalogue old photographs and papers from May Ellingsen, Gilean Douglas, and Florence McKay. There are still boxes from Regional Directors Ralph Nursall and George Sirk to sort through and catalogue. The new properly climate controlled archives storage area now preserves this collection as it should be to museum standards.
After a period of inactivity, this committee is busy every two weeks recording, photographing, cataloguing and accessioning numerous donations of artifacts. With the newly expanded storage area there is now room to properly store these historical items.