The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, plus the much-loved annual Billy Barker Days Festival, will benefit from $105,000 in B.C. government grants, for projects including -
- To help fund the 40th annual celebration of the history of the Cariboo Gold Rush - Billy Barker Days, July 18 - 21, 2013 - $25,000.
- To help preserve the archives at the Quesnel and District Museum - $5,000.
In their archives, they have a Reference Library and Research Files on families, oral history files, maps, and newspapers including The Advocate 1994-1998, Ashcroft Journal 1895-1906, The Cariboo Observer 1908-present, The Cariboo Sentinel 1865-1875, The Quesnel Advertiser / Northern Pictorial 1953-1960, The Quesnel Advisor 2002-2010, and The Quesnel Nugget 1980-1982.
To find out more about The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, visit their website at www.quesnelmuseum.ca
For more information about Billy Barker Days, drop by
To find out more about Barkerville, go to www.barkerville.ca