Petition for a Provincial Museum
The provincial museum was founded in 1886 after a petition signed by 30 prominent citizens and supported by Lieutenant-Governor Cornwall. The petition asks for steps to be taken to establish a museum “to preserve specimens of the natural products and Indian antiquities and manufactures of the Province and to classify and exhibit the same for the information of the public”. Do you recognize any of the names on the petition?
For more on this story watch the “Petition for a Museum” video. See the petition for a provincial museum on the Royal BC Museum’s 100 Objects of Interest site. Learn more about BC’s lieutenant-governors on the Royal Treatment Pathway.