The Museum has entered into a 5-year agreement with the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History to digitize our entire photograph collection. If time and funding permits, this could expand to maps and other items that can be scanned/photographed.
This is a very exciting opportunity as we have been trying to digitize our collection ourselves for a number of years! We are very grateful for the Columbia Basin Institute’s support.
The first batch of the photos were taken to Cranbrook a few months ago to get started, and from there the first section has been uploaded to their website for everyone to see! Take a look at their website (and search Rossland or Rossland Museum) to see the amazing photographs – some of which we haven’t shown publicly in many years or even at all!
You can also find the Institute on Facebook where they regularly post photographs from collections all over the Basin.