The Cowichan Valley Museum, located in the Duncan train station (pictured), is closed until further notice. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives close until further notice

Closures a precautionary measure to help fight COVID-19

The Cowichan Valley Museum and the Cowichan Valley Archives have closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a resolution passed by the board of the Cowichan Historical Society, a decision was made to close the museum, located in the former Duncan train station, and the archives, located in Duncan’s city hall, on March 18 until further notice,

Society president Sheila Kitson said the board regrets the impact the closures may have on society members and visitors, but feel it is necessary to take precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of both members and visitors, as well as that of staff and volunteers.

“Unfortunately, this closure will have a direct effect on receipt of donations, on which we rely for use as operating funds for both the museum and archives,” Kitson said.

“We must be optimistic. With everyone’s cooperation locally, provincially and nationally to respect one another’s health and to abide by the directions given by the various health authorities, we will get past this pandemic.”

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Don’t feed the bears, BCCOS warns, after incidents in Cowichan

People have been spotted trying to feed bear near Youbou

Elizabeth May endorses Furstenau in BC Greens race

Former federal party leader backs Cowichan Valley MLA

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you’re interested

Langford teens reunited with family after rescue near Chemainus

Friends spent night in missing truck, spotted by RCMP helicopter

Cowichan School District wins top trades training award

“The welding program provided an amazing head start on my career”

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

UPDATE: Vancouver Island skydiving community mourns loss of one of its own

James Smith, 34, of Victoria, dies in Nanoose Bay incident

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

RCMP seek man facing sexual assault charges

Police believe he may be living on central Vancouver Island but also has a history in the Cariboo region

Most Read