Ucluelet and Surrounding Area History
The Ucluelet and Area Historical Society was founded on July 21, 1988.
The original chartered members were Rose Davison, Carol Thompson, Jack Biggin-Pound, Margaret Thompson and Patricia Hutchinson.
The roots of the Society go further back. In the late 1970s there was concern about preserving local history. One of the key figures in planting the seeds for the society was Mary Kimoto, who is still on the UAHS Board of Directors today. Now aged 99, she is our matriarch and our inspiration.
The Ucluelet and Area Historical Society exists to gather and preserve artefacts and archival information of educational, historical and cultural value associated with the area.
Our ongoing purpose is to establish and maintain an archives and a museum for the purpose of preserving, recording and exhibiting for public enjoyment the material we curate.
What Drives Us
To preserve the history of our area, present it to the community and to visitors, and thereby to increase knowledge and build pride in our area’s colourful background.
Our archives contain images, paper records, recordings, maps etc. Access is available to the public by appointment: email@example.com We also have a collection of artefacts from our local area.
Our main fundraiser, the Mothers’ Day Plant Sale, supports our program of summer exhibitions and displays such as the photo exhibit of military history at the ANAF Remembrance Day ceremony.
The Society provides a range of travelling exhibits for local events and static displays for local businesses. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in an historical display inside your business.
Ucluelet and Area Historical Society
Our Board Members
The directors of the Ucluelet & Area Historical Society hold a business meeting every second Monday of the month at 5:00 PM at the Ucluelet Community Centre, except in July and August. The public is welcome to attend these business meetings, but are advised to check the meeting is going ahead beforehand. During Pandemic, meetings are held virtually on ZOOM. Contact: email@example.com