March 2019 -Received approval from Parks Canada for a National Historic Site designation for the Miners' Union Hall
July 2019 - Received $14,200 grant from Heritage BC for completing nine Statements of Significance
November 2019 - Revitalization of Lalonde & Rodier Block Building. Application of mural on East wall.
December 7, 2019- Book Launch at Gold Rush Book Store from 11 am to 3 pm. Book Launch for Ron Shearer's Chicanery, Civility & Celebrations - Tales of Early Rossland. Launch date special price of $20.95 plus GST
December 9, 2019 - Nine new Statement's of Significance and Histories sent to City of Rossland Council for approval for Kamloops Mining & Development Company, Lalonde & Rodier Block, West Kootenay Power & Light Building, Morrison & Bryenton Grocers (previously Wallace Building), George Owen Wholesale Liquors (previously Liquor Store), Munn's Bakery, Rossland City Hall/ Firehall, West Kootenay Power & Light Substation, and a new addition Washington Street 1890's Grouping. Once City council approval is received, the website will be updated.
January 2020 - Working with Parks Canada to do unveiling of National Historic Site plaque for Miners' Union Hall
January 2020 - Reprinting First History of Rossland written by Harold Kingsmill in 1897 in a smaller (5.5 by 8.5) bound format
February 17 -23 - Heritage Week
- Bringing the Past into the Future. "Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration, our touchstone, our reference point, our identity." UNESCO
March 2020 - Will apply for grant to update Heritage Building plaques for the nine buildings with complete Statements of Significance.
March 2020 - Will apply for grant to complete 6 more Statements of Significance.
May 7 - 9, 2020- Heritage BC Annual Conference, Chilliwack - Cancelled due to Covid19
September 2020 - Golden City Days - Celebrating our heritage
Publications Available at Gold Rush Bookstore
Cemeteries of Rossland - $40
Rossland Heritage Homes - $70
Ross Thompson - Founding Father of Rossland by Ron Shearer - $15
First History of Rossland by Harold Kingsmill written in 1897 - $24.95
Chicanery, Civility & Celebrations - Tales of Early Rossland by Ron Shearer - $24.95
Photo credits on this website: Larry Doell, Iain Reid, Liam Barnes and The Rossland Museum Archives.