To acquire, archive, and exhibit historical resources, preserving and making them available to the public. To create and deliver innovative programming that engages our community and visitors. To serve as a valuable community partner, working in collaboration to support the region’s cultural and economic well-being.
To be a recognized leader in the stewardship of the region’s historical resources, educating and inspiring our community to use the power of history for a prosperous future.
The Powell River Historical Museum & Archives (PRHMA) is committed to preserve, maintain, and make available the cultural, historic, and documentary heritage of Powell River and qathet Regional District from Desolation Sound to the Jervis Inlet including Harwood, Hernando, Savary and Texada islands. The PRHMA presents the history of the region through exhibits, guided tours, and outreach programs. The PRHMA encourages, and supports historical research and works to stimulate public interest in topics of local significance to our community. The PRHMA operates for the public as a non-profit charity, incorporated on January 1, 1967. The museum is available to all members of the public, and serves as a valuable community partner, working in collaboration to support the region’s cultural and economic well-being.