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Special General Meeting was held on October 9, 2018. Please see the results of the Special Resolution voting HERE.


Members are vital to Touchstones Nelson. Members are the touchstone against which we plan and build. It is from our members that we draw ideas, resources, volunteers, committee members, board members, visitors, and donations.

As a member of Touchstones Nelson you will enjoy unlimited admission to the facility during public hours, program updates, behind-the-scenes news, discounts in the Gift Shop and exclusive invitations to membership events.

Member Testimonials

“Nelson is a community steeped in history and artistic culture. Touchstones provides a venue where we can experience the best of these worlds under one roof; where we can socialize with others who share similar interests; and where we can show off Nelson to our visiting friends and family. We are proud to have played a part in the creation of this amazing facility, and continue to enjoy it’s amenities and benefits through our annual memberships. Touchstones continues to evolve and thrive and offer new experiences, making regular visits through an annual membership a well rewarded pastime.”

– Ed and Laurie Mannings


I am so grateful for the work that Touchstones Nelson does to preserve and protect our contemporary culture and the region’s history.  The archives are a priceless community asset. I am a member to support the institution’s financial sustainability and vitality.

– Eileen Delehanty Pearkes


You don’t have to be ‘old’ or enjoy shuffling through ‘old stuff’ like we do, in order to love Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History.  Nelson’s 1902 Post Office and Customs House, now a Museum, Archives and Gallery, is a vibrant and authentic magnet for artists, history folk, shoppers, readers, craft creators and researchers of all ages and backgrounds.  Visiting Touchstones is a ‘new’ experience in an ‘old’ building.  Touchstone’s collection of  ‘old’ documents and artefacts is competently maintained by staff and volunteers. Touchstones offers an ongoing, delightful and varied schedule of programs for children, ‘oldsters’ , visitors and creators.

– Frances & Ron Welwood


I am a Touchstone member because I want to continue to support all the arts and culture programs that Touchstone offer.  I see arts and cultural as an integral part of the well-being of our community.  It is one of many great things that makes Nelson what it is and most importantly,… it keeps us all human.

– Thomas Loh


Please note that we are in the process of updating our website and the online membership purchase will be available shortly. Thank you for your understanding and patience. You are still able to download and print the form below.