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1675 Tutill Court, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8

Winter: 10:00am - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday;
10:00am - 4:00pm Thursday;
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Statuatory Holidays.

Summer: 10:00am - 3:00pm Monday;
9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday;
Closed Sunday and Stat Holidays.

Archive hours: One hour after opening to one hour before closing.

Phone ahead to (250) 378-4145 if you are planning a special visit or research trip to Merritt.

 
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    Nicola Valley Museum & Archives Logo

  • The Great War NV Remembers

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    Installing 100 Anniversary Banners on Voght St. Bridge

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    Tom Edwards Photographing Newspapers

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    Merritt Herald Page 1 January 07, 1910.

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    BC Gazettes in Archives

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    Nicola Valley Historical Quarterlies

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    The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and Bruno Mailloux at the 2012 Merritt Country Christmas Parade. Driver: Tom Edwards.

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    PF220 Lauder Ranch now River Ranch

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    Canford Public School Class of 1923

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    Shooting 12-12-12. Left to right:Julia, Ivy and Gabrielle Smith by Dena Smith.

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    Saws on display at the Museum.

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Wild Wind Onion

Heinz Lange (December 18, 1919 - June 11, 2000) was a well-known Merritt teacher and inventor. Windmills were his passion at least as early as 1967. His "normal" windmills were used to aerate local lakes. By 1974, he had developed a vertical axle helical windmill prototype. A decade later he was issued patents for his unique design that he dubbed the Wind Onion.

The warhorse bonanza

The Great War was a good war for the owners of grassland B.C. horse herds. The military purchased its first Nicola Valley horses in September 1914, one month after the start of hostilities. ..... by Michael Sasges

Volunteers off to War!

The consequences of the start of the First World War for the Nicola Valley people were immediate. There were no deaths in battle to suffer and mourn in the summer and fall of 1914; those would come, starting in the spring of 1915. But there were changes in circumstances to embrace and endure, large and small.
..... by Michael Sasges

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Nicola Valley 12-12-12 Photo Contest Winners

The Nicola Valley Museum & Archives offered copies of "Merritt and the Nicola Valley: An Illustrated History" as a prize to the first 100 contributors to the Nicola Valley 12-12-12 Photo Contest. Twenty-four people entered photographs. The judge, a well-known local artist, considered eight entries to be "exceptional" photographs fitting the 12-12-12 theme.