Roger Whitehouse and Margaret Matovich
Roger Whitehouse and Margaret Matovich

The Burnaby Historical Society is disbanding after 61 years and people are starting to take notice of some of the issues facing the sector. Recently CBC published an article on the Burnaby┬áHistorical┬áSociety’s┬ádissolution

What does this mean for other historical societies? Is this a sign of the times or a one-off? How will BC’s history and heritage be preserved, accessed and presented in the future without the grassroots work of non-profit historical societies, heritage organizations, archives, museums and their staff and volunteers?

These are all great questions as we move forward. As we approach the 150th anniversary of BC’s entry into confederation in 2021, how can we pull together and address some of the challenges? How do we support local BC historical societies?

How can you help?