BPM Annual Report 2020 - FINAL

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BRALOR NE

PIONEER MUSEUM

Annual Report

2020

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Table of Contents

President’s Report ...................................................... 2

Operational Update .................................................... 3

Visitor Services ............................................................ 4

Retail Sales ................................................................... 4

Donations ..................................................................... 4

Revenue ........................................................................ 5

Collection Management Project ................................ 5

Financial Report 2019 ................................................. 7


President’s Report

2020 has been a far better year than the Bralorne-Pioneer Museum anticipated.

The Heritage Committee planned very conservatively for 2020 given the Covid-19 pandemic and so far the

attendance and donations/revenue has run about even to last year.

Close to 400 guests have visited the museum this season generating $1,473.69 in revenue.

The Society also accessed the emergency funding provided to Museums from the Government of Canada, as well

as support from the SLRD.

Thanks to Janis Irvine, who decided to work the summer hours at the Museum in order to keep herself safer.

The Collection Management work has also continued with entries of more than 200 new photographs and

artifacts in Past Perfect. In September, a donation of more than new 500 photographs were received and is

currently being processed.

Another ongoing project this season is the creation of a slide show presentation as an augment to the current

exhibition with researched information and photographs on topics related to the area.

A highlight of the year was the publishing and sales of Miners, Trappers, Hunters and Packers.

The Heritage Committee is continuing to work on the relocation of the Bralorne-Pioneer Museum to the

Bralorne-Pioneer Mines Office Building.

Currently a team is preparing a major grant application to the Infrastructure Canada Fund and that work will also

be used for other funding applications to allow for the rehabilitation of the building so the Museum can move.

We would like to thank all of our supporters, visitors and volunteers. This year has turned out ok for our Museum,

many have not been quite so fortunate, so thank you all so much.

Pat Dahle,

President, Bralorne-Pioneer Museum

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Museum Staff

• Operating at the temporary museum – 3767 Lillooet- Pioneer Rd. 40

Janis Irvine, Museum Assistant

Emilie Larsen, Summer Supervisor

Operations & Projects

• The Museum opened to the public in June 2020 with Covid-19 protocols in place. The Museum closed in

October 2020 but remained open on Mondays until December 2020

• Fourth full season using the Management Agreement between the Bralorne Pioneer Museum and BRVCA.

• Opened 4 days per week June to October, with additional hours for Collection Management in the summer.

• Maintained Facebook page

• Maintained an Instagram account

• Provided monthly submissions to the Mountain Telegraph

• Heritage Community Project begun (Power Point Museum Exhibit) including researching historical

documents and photographs.

Visitor Services

• Approx. 500 recorded visitors from June to October 2020.

• This is a slight decrease from 2019 due to Covid-19.

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Retail Sales

• Sales continue online through the store using credit cards or Paypal and at

the Museum using square.

• Completed two on-line fundraising drives – Giving Tuesday (Dec 2020)

and Win $10,000

• The highlight of the Museum's retail sales was the sales of the new Book

by Phil Branca, which flew off the shelves with gross sales of $3500.

• The Bridge River Gold and other merchandise gross sales were $500

Considering Covid-19, opening a month later than normal, and with less

total open hours through the summer and fall, the Museum did fantastic

overall and survived 2020 in pretty good financial shape.

Donations

• Donations in 2020 were down about 30% from 2019 coming in at $2815

Revenue

• Increase revenue through various means is a strategic goal for the Museum in order to increase its

overall income. Revenue through funding from Canada MAPs emergency funding due to Covid-19

was $5,000, an additional $5,000 from the SLRD for collection management and $500 donation from

Winterfest.

• Increase revenue through various means is a strategic goal for the Museum in order to increase its

overall income in order to undertake more programming and collection management.

Pilot Mines crew on Gun Lake, approx. 1931.

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Collection Management Project

This year the Museum has received some very signification collections which is indicative of the trust

that is building with those wishing to place their memories somewhere. Collections received include:

Heather Fugere (Matheson) photo album with 500 plus photographs from 1988-2014,

outstanding color and clarity with names.

David Dubois - CD with 54 Color photographs by Charlies

Cunningham

Cecily & Terry MacKenzie- Photographs and historical

information on the life of Robbie MacKenzie

Tanya Tomsic- CD Bralorne Documentary from her Grandfather,

Grandmother and Uncle.

Sam Wohlgemuth - 152 Color photographs from 1955-1956 from

his uncles' Franz and Karl Wohlgemuth. These two men worked for

Will Haylmore during that time. Historical photographs also of

Will Haylmore were also donated.

Jean Watt - Previous Bralorne resident whose husband was

stationed in the RCMP detachment. 22 items including a Red Surge

RCMP jacket

Will Haylmore with Franz and

Carl Wohlgemuth,1955

PAST PERFECT

Total of 6416 items catalogued to date.

There are so many more to be done,

hundreds of photographs and objects

to be added

Objects – 1803

Photographs 3502

Archives 735

Library 376

Robbie MacKenzie in Bralorne in 1947.

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BRALORNE-PIONEER

MUSEUM SOCIETY

Statements Year Ended

December 31, 2019

(Unaudited - See Notice To

Reader)

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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Statement of Financial Position 2

Statement of Revenues and Expenditures 3

Statement of Changes in Net Assets 4

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Debra Neufeld, CPA

NOTICE TO READER

On the basis of information provided by management, I have compiled the statement of

financial position of Bralorne-Pioneer Museum Society as at December 31, 2019 and the

statements of revenues and expenditures and changes in net assets for the year then ended.

I have not petiormed an audit or a review engagement in respect of these financial statements

and, accordingly, I express no assurance thereon.

Readers are cautioned that these statements may not be appropriate for their purposes.

Lillooet, British

Columbia

May 6, 2020

Debra Neufeld, CPA

Chartered Professional Accountant

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BRALORNE-PIONEER

MUSEUM SOCIETY

Statement of Financial

Position December 31, 2019

(Unaudited - See Notice To

Reader)

2019

$

2018

$

ASSETS

CURRENT

Cash 53,381 57,262

Accounts receivable 10,697 10,617

Inventory 372 372

64,450 68,251

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

CURRENT

Accounts payable 1,200 1,200

NET ASSETS 631 250 67,051

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS 64,450 68,251

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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Dir ec tor

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Director

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BRALORNE-PIONEER MUSEUM SOCIETY

Statement of Revenues and Expenditures Year

Ended December 31, 2019 (Unaudited - See

Notice To Reader)

2019 2018

$ $

REVENUES 33,365 109,208

COST OF SALES 329 5 306

GROSS PROFIT 33,036 103,902

EXPENSES

Consulting fees 270 12,330

Insurance 1,000

Office 2,362 1,643

Professional fees 1,010 1,010

Repairs and maintenance 6,900 6,358

Sub-contracts 14,797

Collections management 25,295 26,044

36,837 62,182

EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REVENUES OVER EXPENSES (3,801) 41,720

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BRALORNE-PIONEER MUSEUM SOCIETY

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Year

Ended December 31, 2019 (Unaudited - See

Notice To Reader)

2019 2018

$ $

NET ASSETS - BEGINNING OF YEAR 67,051 25,331

DEFICIENCY OF REVENUES OVER EXPENSES (3,801) 41,720

NET ASSETS - END OF YEAR 63,250 67,051

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