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Alberni Valley Museum
Historic Photograph Collection

               Presenting the historic photograph collection online has long been an objective of the Alberni Valley Museum. 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 will be added as they become available.

We are grateful to the funders and supporters who made 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

The Alberni Valley Museum enjoys ongoing support from the BC Arts Council and the City of Port Alberni.

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        Construction crew preparing the site for the E & N Train Station. Somass Hotel in background. PN156

Construction crew preparing the site for the E & N Train Station. Somass Hotel in background. circa 1911 - AVMPN156