Your Support Matters

The Pender Islands Museum Society is a registered charity that relies entirely on volunteers, donations, memberships and fundraising. We appreciate your support in preserving and sharing our unique island heritage for years to come.  We would especially like to thank Shell Canada; Tru Value Foods; Young Canada Works; Parks Canada; and private donors.

Admission 

Admission to the museum is by donation. ($5/person or $10/family suggested)

Group visits (bus tours, school classes, summer camps, large family groups): $5/person

Become a Member

Your annual membership is key to sustaining both our ongoing operations and supporting funding applications to granting organizations. 

Join anytime or renew your membership at the Annual General Meeting in mid-February each year.

Membership Form

 

Become a Volunteer

Our museum is charting new directions and we are looking for volunteers. For more information on our current openings for volunteers, click on the title of the position that interests you.

 

Leading has special rewards. Perhaps you are new to Pender, or you have deep roots on the islands. Either way, if you have skills and expertise to bring to the table and could take on a role that furthers our strategic plan, we’d love to hear from you. pendermuseum@shaw.ca 

We currently have a group of more than 30 volunteer hosts who welcome and share their knowledge with museum visitors during weekend open hours and at special events. Most hosts typically team up with another person to cover a 3-hour shift. Orientation and training is provided, along with an annual recognition event where hosts spend an enjoyable time meeting one another and the Board. pendermuseum@shaw.ca 

Let’s face it—we have an elderly building that always needs attention! We have an urgent need for a handy person who can do minor repairs and maintenance, and with the skills to coordinate any major projects. pendermuseum@shaw.ca 
The museum is charting new directions that may involve major projects. If you have background in grant writing or knowledge of cultural granting organizations, please get in touch. pendermuseum@shaw.ca 

 

How to donate artifacts and archival materials

We really appreciate when people offer to donate artifacts, photos and printed material. 

With very limited storage capacity and resources to catalogue, research and display things, the museum board established an Artifact Acquisition sub-committee in 2018. This team recommends to the Board whether or not an item should be accepted into the collection. 

In general, if the item has a direct connection with or is unique to the Penders—and its story (provenance) is known—you can be assured of our interest. The age of the item is not always a key factor. For example, if someone were to come in with a set of discs and carrier from the Disc Golf Course in the 1980s, we’d be keen to preserve such an interesting artifact. 

Our archival collection is constantly growing and we hope to improve the care and storgage of our archival materials in the coming two years. If you are reluctant to give up original old photos or records, we do have the option of creating good quality scans. 

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Gifts and Bequeathments

Ensuring the museum continues to engage future generations, please consider the museum in your annual giving and estate planning. As a registered charity, the Pender Islands Museum Society provides charitable tax deductions for donations and can assist with memorial bequeathments. pendermuseum@shaw.ca