Your Support Makes A Difference
Invest In Our Community
Support Fernie’s art, culture and heritage and the preservation of local history and legacy through the Fernie Museum.
Our aim is to be a cultural and community hub that fosters connections within our community and welcomes visitors. We offer our gratitude for the land on which we live and recreate as the homeland of the Ktunaxa.
Only 40% of our operational funding is supplied by government grants and support. The majority of our operating revenue is generated by admissions and memberships, sales in the museum shop, and fundraising. With the help of our partners and supporters, the Fernie Museum provides thousands of visitors with engaging arts and culture experiences each year. Building a vibrant and welcoming community celebrating Fernie’s arts, culture and heritage — inside and outside the Museum — begins with you.
Become A Member
Our members are inspired by history, art, and community and wish to cherish and share our connection to the past as we move into the future. When someone invests in a membership, they are supporting the heritage, arts, and culture at its most fundamental level.
• Complimentary admission (1 for individual/business memberships, 2 for family memberships. Admission for children is always free)
• Discounted admission for non-member companions
• 15% discount in the Trites & Wood Museum Giftshop
Membership helps to build and sustain the Fernie Museum through exhibitions, outreach programs, and the care and maintenance of our collections and archives.
PURCHASE ONLINE, or visit us at the Museum to purchase in person.
Make A Donation
Every donation directly impacts our programs and exhibitions and helps maintain access to our collection. Whether it’s a one-time gift or a recurring donation, your support matters to us and it is greatly appreciated. 2022 tax receipts will be issued for all gifts of $10 or more if made before December 31, 2022. Charitable tax receipts will be issued in the credit card holder’s name only in accordance with CRA regulations.
PURCHASE ONLINE, or visit us at the Museum to donate in person.
Other Ways to Support the Fernie Museum
ATTEND A PROGRAM OR EXHIBITION:
Following a restricted program of events over the past two years during the pandemic, the Fernie Museum has a full year of exhibitions, events, walking tours and programming ahead.
Watch for announcements for gallery exhibits, creative workshops, cultural talks, artist presentations, gala receptions, interactive events and much more. Find details on our Exhibits page, Social Media, or local publications.
MAKE A PURCHASE FROM THE GIFT SHOP:
The Trites & Wood Museum Gift Shop features a curated collection of jewellery, clothing, accessories, home décor, books, toys and stationery which represents Fernie’s geography, culture and heritage. All proceeds from the shop directly support our operations and programming. SHOP ONLINE
Get involved, meet new people, learn about local history and make a difference in your community. Whether behind the scenes or working with visitors, there are many opportunities to volunteer at the Fernie Museum. Please contact us if you wish to volunteer or inquire about volunteer opportunities.
VOCALISE YOUR SUPPORT:
Write to local councillors, MPs, MLAs and Ministers to let them know that you support Heritage and Cultural Institutions. Become a member of larger organisations such as Heritage BC or BC Arts Council or show them your support by visiting and engaging on social media, in person or at public events.