The Fernie Museum will be reopened to the public today. ​From local architectural and human history, to contemporary art and culture, to fine craft and design, the Fernie Museum’s exhibitions and programs offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests, creative energy and rich heritage of our region.

The Fernie & District Historical Society is currently in a transitional period within the organisation and appreciate ongoing support as they adjust to many new factors in addition to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

For the month of August, the Museum will be open as follows:
– Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 4pm
– Also open Monday August 3rd & Monday September 7th from 11am – 4pm
– Admission is by a suggestion $3 donation per person, children and youth are free
– Physical distancing and limited occupancy in effect, maximum 12 guests/4 parties in the building at a time; maximum 8 guests per party
– One way system in effect to reduce cross-contamination
– Hand sanitizer available. Washrooms closed to the public
– Ground floor access to the Museum, Information Centre & Giftshop only – the upstairs gallery is currently closed

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain resort town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and a busy ski hill.

If you look deeper, you will find a rich and dramatic history. It was a diverse and resourceful lot that toughed it out to build a life in Fernie. Their hardships and achievements created powerful bonds of community that have held fast for over a century.

Our core exhibit, This Is Our Fernie, explores the many events that have helped shaped Fernie, including the legend of a curse, fires that destroyed the town and mining disasters that took fathers and sons.

Follow the timeline of Fernie’s evolution through booms, busts, successes and tragedies
Discover our work/life balance in We Work Hard, We Play Hard
Explore Fernie stories using our interactive story stations.
Explore more beyond the walls of the museum in our community and mountain trails. Fernie never fails to awe, inspire and surprise our visitors.

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