Wells Museum

Wells, British Columbia
Type
Musée / Galerie
Adresse
4120 Pooley Street, Wells, BC, Canada
Itinéraire
Heures
Friday to Monday 10:00-17:00
Téléphone
(778)-414-8035

Over 50 years after the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1860s, Fred Wells struck gold in an area that would soon become a haven for Canadians during the Great Depression. Wells himself began prospecting in the 1920s and by 1934, a town had sprung up virtually overnight. Forty buildings were built in that first year including businesses, homes, and hotels. The town came to be called Wells and was based around The Gold Quartz Mining Company, founded by Wells and his partners. 

The town grew and thrived following the boom and bust cycle of gold mining.  These days, Wells’ economy has become more diversified, and many families are able to make a living working in mining, forestry, tourism, the arts, and more.

The Wells Museum itself was originally an office for the Island Mountain Mine, another company that operated here in Wells. After it shut down, it was turned into a local museum to showcase the history of the town. Many items were donated by resident families from the area, some of whom are still living here today! From the 1930s up until the present, our artifacts showcase the lives and collective perseverance of the small town with the great history.

Commodités

  • Accès fauteuils roulants
  • Familles bienvenues
  • Lieu historique national
  • Stationnement
  • Toilettes

Endroit

4120 Pooley Street, Wells, BC, Canada
Itinéraire

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