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March 16, 2020

*Announcement* Cranbrook History Centre Closed Until Further Notice Here at the Cranbrook History Centre we have been watching the COVID-19 situation very closely, as the health and safety of our employees, customers and members is our top priority. As …

November 7, 2019

  Annual Train Roof Maintenance.                 Every year it takes hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars to simply keep the Cranbrook weather out of our heritage railcars. Thankfully, 9 of o …

October 31, 2019

 A big Thank You to the Cranbrook Lion’s Club! These guys did a great job building us some new shelves this past week. We want to recognize Fred Turetski, Roger Brunelle, Bob Baird, Roger Selby, Curtis Bell, Jim Ferguson & Tom Gray for all their ha …

April 16, 2018

April 16th 2018 we celebrate the beginning of construction with the ground breaking ceremony. “This is an amazing feat for us to be able to begin this journey and to break ground on a roof that we have been waiting years and years and years to develop” …

November 23, 2017

Did you know that Cranbrook’s unofficial mascot is a circus elephant gone wild? If you haven’t checked out this story, now is a perfect time!   We were fortunate to host Vancouver is Awesome at the museum this past year. They came by to have a tal …

September 8, 2017

PALEONTOLOGY LECTURE SERIES The Forgotten Treasures of Sullivan Mine – Paul Ransom The Cranbrook History Centre is hosting a  free public lecture by Paul Ransom on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM. This lecture is part of our ongoing paleontology lect …

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 …

January 20, 2016

HISTORIC SHED GETS A NEW ROOF While our Historic Freight Shed was built by CPR when the railway was established in Cranbrook in 1898, updates have been made over the century to keep the historic building in good condition. Thanks to James Marshall and …

June 23, 2015

New Locomotive on Display on Van Horne On June 23rd, 2015 we had a ceremony for the gifting of the FA-2 locomotives 4090 and 4069 after the completion of the “Paint the Train Project” done by the Sunrise Rotary Club.  The Sunrise Rotary Club generously …