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SALT SPRING ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Salt Spring Historical Society was formed on  February 17, 1982 when the following met to create a Society to preserve the History of Salt Spring Island.  The founding members ot he Society where: Mr. and Mrs C.B.. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holtby, Beth Hill, Daisy Gear, Gerry Layard, Olive Clayton, Brenda Cornwall and Morton Straton.

 Since that time a dedicated group of local residents have worked each year to advance the work of the Society and to create programs to reflect and show the varied History and Development of Salt Spring Island.

The purposes of our Society are to encourage historical research and to stimulate public interest in the History of Salt Spring Island. To promote the preservation and identification of historical sites, relics, natural features and other objects and places of historical interest on Salt Spring Island To publish historical sketches, studies and documents that detail our Historical roots.

 To this end the Archives were established in 1989 under the guidance of Mary Davidson. The Archives has grown to many thousands of pictures documents and maps showing the development of Salt Spring Island.  Our Archives is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers who operate and manage our collection.  This collection can be seen on at our website  at  http://saltspringarchives.com/ or at our Archives Office in the public library.

The Society presents Monthly Meeting on the Second Wednesday of each of the following Months. [September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May] at Central Hall starting at 2PM.  Our General meeting is held during our May meeting.  Our Website provides information on the topics of each of our meetings.  If you would like to be on our e-mail contact list please contact us at  info@saltspringarchives.com.

 

 
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