The Revelstoke Museum & Archives had a pretty good year in 2014; visitorship and revenues were down slightly from the previous year but they remained strong, Curator Cathy English told City Council.
“We had 11,401 recorded visitors for our Fiscal Year of November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014,” she said at the March 24 Council meeting. This includes 6,088 Gift Shop visits, 2,601 people attending programs or meetings, and 2,712 people visiting the archives or touring the museum. These numbers are very close to the numbers for 2013.”
Its total revenue for last year amounted to $241,398.87, down from $253,436.36 in 2013 when there were 11,543 visitors. The museum’s budget for this year is been set at $318,485.
It marked some real milestones this past year. This was the 40th anniversary of its move into the old post office. The museum added over 250 artefacts to its permanent collection. It was actively involved in Homecoming and it opened a number of interesting exhibitions including:
- Mount Revelstoke National Park: One Mountain, Many Stories;
- Answering the Call – Revelstoke During World War I; and
- Land of Thundering Snow, its magnificent online exhibit created for the Virtual Museum of Canada.
It has a few interesting events on the horizon, too, Cathy said.
It will be publishing a book based on some of her Brown Bag history talks this spring, with a launch date set for May 23. And the museum has received funding from the Vancouver Foundation to create a new First Nations Exhibit scheduled for launch in June.
Please click here to read the complete annual report from the Revelstoke Museum & Archives.