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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 5, December 1961



In this Preface to the present issue of our Bulletin, I wish to briefly mention the progress we have made since the last issue.

With the assistance of the Nelson City Council, we have at long last moved into suitable premises, containing adequate storage space together with reception rooms and other amenities.

This has enabled us to adequately sort out and display our many items of historical interest, and we are very much happier in "Isel", as our new quarters are named.

We have continued to gather, sort out and record a steadily accumulating mass of items of historical value, and the general interest in our society has been well maintained.

During the year progress has been made towards the formation of a Provincial Historical Trust, which would greatly enlarge our present scope, and indications point to this being successfully accomplished.

One of the subjects for discussion during the past year has been "The Origin and History of Nelson Street Names", and much very interesting material has been gathered. While this material is not quite ready for this issue, it will appear in our next Bulletin, as also will an article on early education in Nelson that is at present being "edited" from the notes of the late J. G. (Jim) McKay, who for years before his death diligently gathered and noted a mass of data in connection with this subject.

I trust the present issue of our Bulletin will be as well received as our previous issues.

Lewis E. H. Baigent,

President Nelson Historical Society.