About the Columbia Basin
Institute of Regional History
The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History is a non-profit history society dedicated to furthering the documentation and presentation of our region’s human and natural history. We are centred in Cranbrook, but work with regional partners to encompass the Columbia Basin region of British Columbia. We take as a first principle that ‘all that has gone before has the potential to inform our present actions and shape our future ones’.
To that end we have entered a partnership with the City of Cranbrook to assist in celebrating the City’s centennial. Through story, publications and signage we are working to reveal aspects of the natural, cultural and built environments that combine to make this a special place to live.
Whenever possible the Columbia Basin Institute acts in partnership with other individuals and organizations. There is so much to do in preserving and recovering our past that we know we will never get it done alone. We offer opportunities to share in the development of public regional collections of historical materials, and in the benefits which that work may offer.