Citizens can play a vital role in creating a new museum

"The Trail Historical Society will begin planning for a modern museum that we hope will become a learning centre."

Now that the referendum is behind us, the Trail Historical Society will begin planning for a modern museum that we hope will become a learning centre for the residents of Trail and a visitor attraction that will enhance the downtown area.

One way you can help us with our plans and support the preservation of our history is to consider donating unneeded or unwanted items that may be of historical interest to the Society.

We need to continue to build our collection of artifacts, photographs, documents and film that show life in Trail in the past so that we may be able to present our history to the public in a meaningful way.  It is only with the public’s support of the Historical Society and its goals that we succeed in preserving our community’s history and sharing it with the public in the future.

If you are cleaning out the basement or attic, downsizing to a new home, or clearing a loved one’s home following their passing, please consider donating items you feel represent a snapshot of our community’s growth and development over the past decades to our Society.

If you have any doubt as to the heritage value of an item, please call our office at 250-364-0829 and we would be happy to help you decide its historical significance.

Everyone’s life represents a piece of our city’s history and you can help us ensure records chronicling that presence in the community is preserved and protected for future residents of Trail from which to learn and enjoy.

Jamie Forbes

President Trail Historical Society