Ladysmith & District Historical Society

Ladysmith Archives and Research Centre


Ladysmith Archives and Research Centre is open Mon-Friday from 9am to 2 pm. 250-245-0100

Ladysmith Museum


Tues-Sat. from noon to 4 pm. 250-245-0423

Industrial Heritage Preservation Group


Work party and viewings Saturdays from 9 am to 1pm.

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!

Welcome to the Ladysmith & District Historical Society Website. Please refer back often as we are continually adding content to this site.

We have started restoring our large collection of images such as the Knight collection. The site now has two search features: one for images only and one for all content.

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 district’s history and to help preserve its heritage.

Looking for Historical Images?

Looking for Historical Articles?

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)

Download membership form

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

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