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British Columbia Historical Federation

First organized in 1922, the British Columbia Historical Federation is an umbrella organization of approximately 150 societies located throughout British Columbia. They include local historical societies, special interest groups, and museums and archives. The Federation seeks to stimulate public interest in British Columbia history, to promote the preservation and marking of historical sites and features, and to publish material on provincial history. Its major activities are the publication of a quarterly magazine, British Columbia History, and an annual conference that meets in a different part of the province in May of each year. The conference features presentations and field trips relating to the history of the area as well as workshops on topics of interest to members such as aspects of operating historical organizations or methods of historical research.