2022 Victoria Award of Recognition: Marlin (Marl) Brown

Award of Recognition: Marlin (Marl) Brown

The British Columbia Historical Federation announces that Marlin (Marl) Brown of Fort Nelson is a recipient of an Award of Recognition. The award was presented at the federation’s annual conference awards gala online on June 4.

History and Marl Brown went hand in hand. The founder of the Fort Nelson Historical Society in 1977, Marl was a pillar as the first and only curator of the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum until his passing in 2021.

“Marlin [was] the first one at the museum in the morning and the last one to leave at night. The museum, and everything in it is his passion: his life’s work. […] Because of him, the museum will be enjoyed by future generations for many years to come.”

You can watch a short video about him below created by Destination British Columbia.