Squamish Historical Society finds the space it needs

Woodfibre LNG donates two storage spaces for the non-profit society to store artifacts such as pictures and documents

Bianca Peters says she cried with joy when she heard the news.

The Squamish Historical Society president was brought to tears because the organization now has two storage lockers for its artifacts, something the group has needed after their previous location gave them notice that they had to move out after a decade at the donated space.

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Woodfibre LNG has organized and donated two 200 square feet climate-controlled storage units at Squamish Self Storage for one year, Peters said.

Earlier this summer, Peters told The Chief the society was desperate for space, which the non-profit could not afford to pay the market price for.

"I am at the point where I am on my knees clasping my hands, begging our community to please help us," Peters said in July.

Of the recent donation from Woodfibre LNG, Peters noted to The Chief that the society began as a direct result of the closure of the Woodfibre pulp mill in 2006.

"We have a large collection of Woodfibre artifacts including 15 large historic photos of the mill taken from the mill's main office. We also have the church’s organ, a patch quilt made by the woman of the community, and lots of photographs, slides and documents," she said.

Email info@squamishhistory.ca  to donate items to the society.

The SHS is hosting Heritage BC on Saturday, Nov. 2. 

The society will also be back at the revamped Brackendale Fall Fair in September, which it has been attending since 2006.

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