Boundary Historical Society seeks help from community for 16th historical report

The Boundary Historical Society is again publishing a report that will provide a wealth of historical and educational material.

The Boundary Historical Society

Fifty-five years ago in September of 1958, the BHS or Boundary Historical Society – then only seven years old – published its first report.

It was a collection of stories and articles documenting the early days of towns and camps throughout the Boundary district of southern British Columbia.

These first histories and reminiscences were written by true pioneers of the district, including Marjorie Reynolds, Ted McArthur Sr. and Carl Thomet.

Over the years, the BHS has published 15 reports, all providing a wealth of historical and educational material for succeeding generations.

Now in 2013, members of the BHS are preparing a new collection of family, municipal, business and industry histories for the publication of the 16th report. And it is asking for help in accomplishing this task from residents who have stories to tell.

A great many have already volunteered to provide information and vintage photographs.   But so far, only a few have submitted finished copy. Time to gather everything together for this publication is running out.

Society members are willing to help those who require assistance with their articles and stories. There is still time to get your heritage preserved in print.

Sue Adrain, community archivist, is the primary contact for submissions and can be reached at Grand Forks City Hall at 250-442-8266 or at the Boundary Museum at 250-442-3737.

You can also email your submissions to

Other members of the society have been assigned as contacts for those who have already indicated their intentions of making a submission.

You will be contacted directly by those members. Look for the 16th report to be printed in early 2014, with a little help from Boundary area budding historians.

– Contributed by the Boundary Historical Society

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