The Enderby & District Museum Society was incorporated in 1973 as a non-profit society with charitable tax status. In 1987 the museum moved from the basement of the local secondary school to Enderby's new city hall complex on Highway 97A. And in 2003 the museum expanded into the room next door vacated by the Okanagan Regional Library, Enderby branch.
The Enderby & District Museum has been established to provide the people of Enderby and District and visitors with the opportunity to explore and understand the development of this community. Our mandate is to collect and document, preserve, exhibit, and interpret a collection of representative objects and supporting archival material relevant to the human and natural history of the area.
The community we serve is in the North Okanagan, where the City of Enderby is bounded by Mara Lake to the north, Mabel Lake and Trinity Valley to the east, Spallumcheen to the south, and Deep Creek to the west. This includes the Splatsin Band of the Secwepemc First Nations to the south and east of the City of Enderby.
The museum and archives is managed by an elected nine member Board of Directors. Services are provided by one paid part-time manager/curator who oversees the daily operation of the museum and coordinates the efforts of volunteers to keep the museum open year round.
The Enderby & District Museum and Archives is an active member of the community. We are responsible for booking the Enderby Drill Hall, our local community hall. We participate in community events, including Heritage Week, Canada Day, and downtown Christmas celebrations. Our volunteers offer walking tours, cemetery tours, and slide show presentations. We are a member in good standing of the B.C. Museum Association, Archival Association of B.C. and the Okanagan Historical Society.