Ladysmith & District Historical Society, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Ladysmith Archives and Research Centre


Ladysmith Archives and Research Room is temporarily closed until the risk of COVID-19 is reassessed. Phone 250-245-0100. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed.

Ladysmith Museum


Temporarily closed until the risk of COVID-19 is reassessed  250-245-0423. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed.

Industrial Heritage Preservation Group


Temporarily closed until the risk of COVID-19 is reassessed.  Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed. For details call Shirley Blackstaff at 250-245-3075.

Gift Ideas!

Remember to visit the Museum and Archives for some excellent local book gift ideas!

We acknowledge the support of the Town of Ladysmith.

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stz’uminus First Nation whose heritage we honour and respect.

 The Ladysmith and District Historical Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness of Ladysmith and the District’s history and to help preserve its heritage.

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Come and Find Us!

The Society operates the Ladysmith Museum at 721 1st Avenue and the Ladysmith Archives below Tim Horton’s at 1115 1st Avenue, and the Ladysmith Industrial Heritage Site at 614 Oyster Bay Drive.

Ladysmith Museum
Ladysmith Museum
Ladysmith Archives
Ladysmith Archives

Become a Member!

  • Individual: $15/year
  • Family: $20/year
  • Corporate: $30/year (includes a link to your webpage)

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Interested in local history? Consider volunteering at either the Museum or the Archives. We look forward to hearing from you!

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