Protection Island Museum and Archives

Open for Christmas Art Walk

For the first time, we will be open for The Protection Island Art Walk on Saturday December 3 from 10 am - 3 pm. Also we will open December 4, 10 and 11 from 1 - 4 pm. This is a chance to buy unique gifts by PI creatives and help support your museum.


We have new items including tea towels (new design), memo pads, cotton shopping bags, posters, placemats featuring the island map created by Alison Watt and Trudy Chatwin, books (including David Essig's new book), jewellery, paintings, cards,  pottery, handmade wooden bracelets, teas, salves, CDs, t-shirts, and a limited number of PI’s famous cookbook.

See you at the museum!

About the Museum and Archives

Operated by the Protection Island Cultural Historical Society (PICHS)

We are run by volunteers and funded by donations, memberships, gift shop sales and other fundraising events such as our garden tour/garden party.

Situated in the original lighthouse-keeper’s cottage, the Museum and Archives sits on Gallows Point, the southernmost spot on the island. It presents a permanent display of mining and social history, artifacts, photographs and maps as well as a comprehensive archive, which includes hundreds of documents related to Protection Island history. The cultural part of our title refers to our commitment to reflect and illuminate the talented inhabitants of our island by presenting their art, wisdom and various collections.

Past programs have included exhibits of crafts and antiques, lectures on native plants of Protection Island, Coast Salish weaving, bottle collecting, and activities such as nature and beach walks, book launches and musical happenings.

Please let us know if you have something to share.
We welcome your input. If you have an idea for an exhibit, a collection
you would like to share, or if you would like to volunteer in future,
Please call Heather Cooling or Rick Scott.

Contact us at PI Museum.

Memberships in PICHS are $10 for individuals/ $15 for a family and are
available year-round.

The PICHS Board of Directors: Rick Scott (Curator), Heather Cooling (President), Cathy Tuominen (Vice-President), Mike Gillespie (Secretary), Brenda Henderson (Treasurer), Wendy Chandler (Gift Shop Coordinator), Jean Compton (Communications Coordinator), Tauno Tuominen (Director).


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