Cowboy Coffee House: April 13 at 7 PM at the Longhouse

Join us for the second event in our new series of fundraisers for the museum at the Longhouse on the Stampede Grounds for the April 13th Cowboy Coffee House. Beginning at 7 PM, the event features live music with lots of baked goodies, coffee, and tea. Wayne Lucier and Even Fuller will be performing. Be sure to get your tickets now before they sell out! They are available at the museum, Margetts Meats, and the Open Book. For the full event details, download our poster here.

Thank You for Support from BC Wildfires T-Shirt Fundraiser

Recently, the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society received a generous donation from the BC Wildfires T-Shirt Fundraiser. We are hugely appreciative for the support received, especially in the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires, which dramatically impacted our ability to engage with the community. We are extremely fortunate to be in the minds of many and are immensely grateful.

Museum Summer Students Posting

The Museum is looking for students with interests in local history to complete curatorial projects and assist with the operations of the museum over the summer of 2018.


  • Currently enrolled in and returning to full-time post-secondary studies.
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or refugee status in Canada between 15 and 30 years old.

Preference will be given to those enrolled in a relevant field such as museum studies, history, anthropology, archeology, sociology, conservation, or Indigenous studies.


Skill and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Excellent research, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Strong writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills;
  • Flexible, resourceful, able to work both as part of a team and independently within workplace guidelines;
  • Able to switch between various ongoing projects and prioritize goals as needed;
  • Efficient knowledge of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;


Term: Seasonal full-time, for up to 14 weeks between May 14 and August 18, 2018.


Wage: $14.00/hour.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Required Documents:

  • Resumé
  • Cover Letter
  • Official Post-Secondary Transcript
  • Proof of enrollment in Fall 2018


Apply in person at 1660 Broadway Ave S, Williams Lake, just ask for Joe; or send documents to Joe via e-mail: Inquiries can also be made to the museum at 250-392-7404.


We thank all applicants for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


This position, including but not limited to the wage amount and term of employment are subject to funding through the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works programs for 2018.

Easter Hours

Please be advised that the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will be closed on Friday March 30 through Monday April 2 for the Easter long weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope everyone has a great long weekend. We will resume our regular hours, weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM, on Tuesday April 3.

City of Williams Lake Birthday a Success

The City of Williams Lake’s 89th birthday on Thursday was a great success! We were fortunate to have Shirley Crosina cut the cake and Walt Cobb to serve the 40 or so people who were able to join us for the open house! Thank you to everyone who came to visit and to the organizers of the function!

City of Williams Lake Birthday Tea

On March 15, 2018, the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will host the City of Williams Lake’s 89th birthday. This is a day for the reflection and celebration of the history of the city. The open house begins at 1 PM with cake cutting at 1:30 and is open to anyone who is interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets for Cowboy Coffee House

Be sure to grab your tickets for the Cowboy Coffee House before they sell out! They are available, $12 per person, at the museum, the Open Book, and Margetts Meats until this Friday.

The Cowboy Coffee House is a fundraiser in support of the museum at the Seniors Activity Centre in Williams Lake on March 9 at 7 PM. It features live music, an auction, and goodies for sale. Wayne Lucier and Friends will be playing so be sure to come check it out!

Cowboy Coffee House March 9, 2018

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is excited to introduce a new event, the Cowboy Coffee House, on March 9, 2018, from 7 PM to 9 PM. There will be live music as well as a loonie auction. Deserts, coffee, and tea will be on sale. All proceeds go to supporting the ongoing operations and initiatives of the museum. Click here to download the event poster for more information.

Upcoming Events

The Museum runs a number of events, fundraisers, and other activities throughout the year. Our confirmed events include:

February 14 at 12 PM “Love the Museum” Community Consultation at the Museum, please RVSP.

March 9, starting at 7 PM, come enjoy live music and dessert for our very own Cowboy Coffee House, the first of a new series of events. The event will be held at the Seniors Activity Centre in Williams Lake. Tickets are $12 per person and are available at the museum, the Open Book, and Margetts Meats.

March 15, City Birthday Tea at the Museum. All are invited to the open house starting at 1:00 PM with cake cutting at 1:30.

March 15-19 Cowboy Heritage Week

April 13, the second Cowboy Coffee House will be held at the Longhouse in Williams Lake. More information is coming soon.


Family Day

We hope that everyone is safely navigating the great “snowmageddon” that has blanketed the Cariboo-Chilcotin this past week.

The museum will be closed on Family Day, 12 Feb 2018. Take care and have a lovely long weekend from everyone at the museum!