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September 16, 2020

Invitation to Submit Expressions of Interest   The Cranbrook History Centre (CHC) has completed the process of deaccessioning 9 railcars determined to be historically significant but beyond the resources of the Centre to maintain or restore. The C …

August 18, 2020

9 Railcars to be Released from the Cranbrook History Centre Collection *As originally submitted to the Cranbrook Townsman August 17, 2020 The Cranbrook History Centre (CHC) has begun the process of deaccessioning 9 railcars determined to be historicall …

July 2, 2020

https://www.cranbrookhistorycentre.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/2020/07/Historic-Railcars-are-OPEN.mp4 Find more information about what to expect when you arrive and the extra precautions we’re taking to keep our visitors, staff and community safe …

May 28, 2020

We Missed You! The Cranbrook History Centre re-opens Tuesday, June 2nd We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the Cranbrook History Centre. The museum is resuming operations and re-opening in a thoughtful, phased way, informed by the advice of …

January 27, 2018

An Exciting New Addition to the Cranbrook Archives Yesterday the Cranbrook History Centre received a wonderful, historic donation to our Archives from the Black Press. They donated over 200 bound copies of the Townsman, The Advertiser, and other local …

August 5, 2017

PALEONTOLOGY LECTURE SERIES Trilobites of the Bull River Valley – Dr. Chatterton The Cranbrook History Centre will be hosting a free public lecture by Dr. Brian Chatterton on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 PM. This lecture is part of our ongoing paleontol …

March 15, 2016

AN INAUGURAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NEW ENDOWMENT FUND Today at the Cranbrook History Centre we were making history! With the opening of our Endowment fund held by the Cranbrook & District Community Foundation, we have received our first $10, 000 cont …

March 10, 2016

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | MARCH 9, 2016   Cranbrook History Centre Receives Generous Bequest CPR worker, Walter Komar, leaves his legacy with a $47,000 gift to the Cranbrook History Centre   Walter Komar (pictured right) was born in Brandon, Manito …

July 15, 2015

New Specimen Added to Our Paleontology Collection Visit the museum’s Ted Fielder Room to learn about the animals and plants that populated the present day East Kootenay region over 500 million years ago. ON DISPLAY NOW A new specimen discovered by loca …

February 2, 2015

CRANBROOK HISTORY CENTRE (Formerly the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel) SONY DSC Cranbrook BC, February 2, 2015.  The Board of Directors of the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation is pleased to announce the renaming of the Canadian Museum …