The museum’s historic photograph collection is available online. It provides broad access to the collection, as researchers and visitors have the option of searching the collection from outside the museum, and it helps to preserve the collection by allowing images to be viewed without the wear of handling or exposure to light that occurs when looking at the original artefacts.

Scanning the historic photograph collection is an ongoing project, and new images are added as they become available.   We are grateful to the BC Arts Council and other funders and supporters who make this online project possible:

  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, British Columbia History Digitization Program
  • Dr. Linda Warren
  • City of Port Alberni Information Services Department