News & Events

Wells Hysterical Society Comedy Auction

The annual Wells Hysterical Society Comedy Auction was held this past Friday July 26th, and it was a great one! Performances, drinks, and exciting items were just some of the features of this year’s auction. Our guests had a look at the lots before the show to prepare their bids. Once everybody had taken their […]

Island Mountain Mine Office to Museum: A 20-Year Celebration

Twenty years ago, the Wells Museum re-opened its doors in what was once the Island Mountain Mine office. The people of Wells came together with a team of engineers to renovate the old building. Luckily, the crew very thoroughly documented the entire process. Because of this, we are able to publish an online photo album […]

Wells Reunion 2019 Recap

Thank you to all who attended the Wells Reunion. We were very grateful to have so many wonderful friends and family members back! The people are truly what makes this town great. On June 30th, we celebrated the Wells Museum’s 20th anniversary in its current location. The Wells Historical Society re-opened the museum in the […]

Wells Museum Projects for 2019

Hello! Before we get into the projects, I would like to introduce myself first. My name is Courtney and I will be the museum coordinator and lady-behind-the-desk this summer. I am currently an undergraduate political science student at the University of the Fraser Valley. Fortunately, I am taking no classes this summer so I can […]

The Labour Movement in Wells

The 1937 strike by workers of the Island Mountain Mine and Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company (CGQ) was characterised by bitterness between the workers and the employers. A dispute prior to the start of the strike spurred the action.  An Island Mountain mill crew disagreed with management over seniority issues. They disliked that a new […]

The Museum is now open!

The new summer hours for the Wells Museum are 10 am – 5 pm Friday to Monday. David Gill is the new staff member who joined our team. He recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Library and Information Studies. He is going to be working at the Museum and […]

Work with us!

Anyone know students or recent grads that are looking for work? Apply with the Wells Historical Society today for a wonderful work experience! My own time here has been amazing and I am so sad to be leaving! Kaitlyn Puffalt

First School Visit of the Year!

This week, I was lucky to open the museum to the first school tour of the year! The Wells-Barkerville Elementary school was invited for an open house, as an extension of B.C. Heritage Week. I must tell you, having students wander around the museum, engaged with their local history and enjoying artifacts that helped shape […]

Annual General Meeting

Hey everyone, We’ll be having our Annual General Meeting on March 19 at 7 p.m. Do you have any ideas about what you would like to see happen with the Museum? Would you like to become an active member of the Wells Historical Society? The board of directors will be there to discuss the future! […]

New Website, New Project!

I finished cleaning up after the Website Launch Open House and I’ve finally gotten the time to sit down and write a bulletin for this beautiful new page. It’s been a busy few months for the Society and we’re glad that our hard work has paid off and we were able to celebrate on Monday, […]