The Fernie Museum's gift shop, featuring a fine collection of curios, collectibles, and literature.
Drop by and browse the curated collection of museum and period-inspired specialty items and giftware, perfect for the discerning friend or family member. The Fernie Museum's gift shop features unique and unusual gifts that are sure to please!
There is no charge for admittance to the Gift Shop. Museum staff also provide local information and maps.
Continue through to the Museum's 2 exhibit floors and discover Fernie's past and present in the historical setting of one of Fernie's distinctive heritage buildings - the former Home Bank.
Children & Youth: FREE
Groups (10+): $3/pp
The ground floor features the 'This Is Our Fernie' permanent exhibition, the 2nd floor gallery houses curated temporary collections throughout the year.
The facility is fully accessible with level entry, elevator, and washrooms on both floors.
The Fernie District Historical Society was founded in 1964 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Fernie by collecting and displaying photographs, artifacts and documents relating to Fernie's development. Homeless for the first 15 years, the Society struck an agreement with the Holy Family Church to use the vacant rectory behind the Church as a museum site.
On August 4, 1979, coinciding with Fernie's Diamond Jubilee, the museum was officially opened. The rectory served as Fernie's museum for twenty years until 1999 when the Church realized that it would soon need the property for its own purposes. Original displays in the museum were designed to showcase life in Fernie in the early part of the twentieth century.
Artists and Curators working in any medium or discipline are eligible to apply. The Museum Gallery is a beautiful space and is also available for meetings, lectures, readings, and social gatherings.