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The LDHS is a registered non-profit society operated by volunteers that manage the Ladysmith Archives, the Ladysmith Museum, and the Industrial Heritage Site located at the historic former Comox Logging & Rail Co. site for the Town of Ladysmith.
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.
Ladysmith Archives and Research Room is open with COVID and security protocols in place. Our volunteers can also help you with your request through email or phone contact. Located below Tim Horton’s at 1115 1st Avenue, Ladysmith. Phone 250-245-0100.
LADYSMITH MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP
The Museum and Giftshop are open Sat & Sun 11-5pm, Fridays 5-8 pm, Wed 1-4 pm but hours may flex so best to give us a call to confirm as we are staffed by volunteers. Admission is free. 250-245-0423. Located at 721 1st Avenue, Ladysmith. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed. Call ahead for the latest hours open or book an appointment.
LADYSMITH INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE SITE
Work parties are every Saturday from 9 am to noon. COVID-19 precautions are in place. Visitors and well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Located at 614 Oyster Bay Drive. For details call Shirley Blackstaff at 250-245-3075.
LADYSMITH RAILWAY STATION
Members host work parties at the Ladysmith Railway Station. For more information contact Alex Stuart.
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.
Become a Member!
- Individual: $15/year
- Family: $20/year
- Corporate: $30/year (includes a link to your webpage)
Interested in local history? Consider volunteering at either the Museum or the Archives. We look forward to hearing from you!