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Squamish Historical Society: About Us 

The Squamish Historical Society was founded in 2006. Our mission is to collect, preserve, document and showcase the history of Squamish, BC and the surrounding areas of the Howe Sound.  New members are welcome. Please click the button above to read the latest issue of The Squamish Historian, the Squamish Historical Society's quarterly newsletter. Continue reading below to find out more about the SHS, its collections, current projects and activities, how to become a member or sponsor and follow/ like us on social media. 

SHS Executive Board 

2014-2015 SHS Executive Board

Bianca Peters- President

Betty Admason- Secretary

Mike Jenson- Treasurer

Deidre Plaatjes- Director

Doug Morrison- Director

2014 Celebrations & other events 


The Squamish Historical Society has been involved in producing and participating in several events since 2006 including the annual Brackendale Fall Fair, hosting film nights and presentations at the Squamish Adventure Centre theatre, Brackendale Art GalleryWest Coast Railway Heritage Park ,the Squamish Legion and most recently presenting the inaugural two-day Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival, at Quest University Canada. Contact Squamish2014 to get involved  with upcoming 2014 Celebrations. 



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SHS on Social Media


The Squamish Historical Society posts photos, films, and news on its facebook page and twitter account. Please “like” and “follow” us for your daily dose of Squamish history. 

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The Squamish Historical Society is always on the look out for new members. If you have a passion to collect, document, showcase and display the culture & history of Squamish or just want to learn about your new community, please click here for more information. 

Archives & Collections 

Since 2006, the Squamish Historical Society has been collecting artifacts, photos, stories and films. Black Tusk Storage has generously sponsored the SHS storage unit since 2009. Please contact us if you have photos you wish to be digitzied or have a historical item you would like to donate. Contact us directly for more information and check out our daily posts on facebook and twitter

The Squamish Museum

The Wilkie Building was donated to the Squamish Historical Society by the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in 2009. It is a labour of love, and future museum of the Squamish Historical Society. Located at the eastern top loop of the mini-rail tracks, it has been moved and restored through volunteer man-power led by Mike Jenson, Park volunteers, grants from the Squamish Community Foundation, private sponsors and donations of material from local businesses. 

Don Behrner Memorial Award 

On June 2, 2014, the Squamish Historical Society and the Squamish Firefighters Association, presented Howe Sound Secondary Grade Twelve graduating student Erika Carney with the Don Behrner Memorial Award in the amount of $750. Apply here:


Don Behrner, a long-time resident and active volunteer with both the SHS and the SFFA, passed away in June 2010. In his memory, the Don Behrner Memorial Award was created. The next reciepinet will be announced May 25, 2015. 

Sponsors & Friends 

The Squamish Historical Society is grateful to have super sponsors and generous friends in Squamish and beyond. Last year's Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival was supported entirely by a grant and sponsorship, while the restoration of the Wilkie Building has been accomplished through grants, sponsors and volunteer time and effort. 


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