Our Collection

Browse our Artifacts

One of the most important things we do is preserve and share the artifacts and archival materials in our care. Although the museum cannot display everything in the collection due to space constraints, we make it accessible through a database known as eHive. Museums worldwide use eHive to catalogue and publish their collections online. As the Pender Islands Museum continues to catalogue and research its artifacts, you can explore what we have on the eHive database.


From our Archives

The museum also has a large number of historic photos available by request. We are always interested in collecting artifacts and records that tell the stories of what life was like on the Pender Islands. To donate items, please get in touch at pendermuseum@shaw.ca. Please click for our acquisition policy and our acquisition form here. 


Some archival information related to Pender Island is kept at the provincial archives at the Royal BC Museum  Royal BC Museum/Pender Islands


Pender Timeline

What was happening on Pender the year you were born? Find out by exploring the Pender timeline.

We’ve combed through books and archival records to put together a chronology of about 500 entries relating to significant events. In some cases, we’ve also added a relevant historical photo. 

On the timeline you are able to filter according to keyword, year, or era. Check it out here.