At over 150 years of age, the Old Hastings Mill Store needs regular heritage preservation and upgrades to remain open to the public. As a museum entirely run by volunteers and dependent on admission and grants, the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum needs your assistance to help cover ongoing maintenance and operation costs.
Currently, we have three urgent projects, including roof and exterior repairs and painting.
Your generous support and contributions will enable us to maintain Vancouver's oldest surviving building and museum artefacts, provide accessible public programming, and keep the museum open for generations to come.
If you wish to donate by cheque, please make it out to:
Friends of the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum
And mail it to:
Old Hastings Mill Store Museum
1575 Alma Street
Canada Helps will issue tax receipts for online charitable donations (no minimum amount).
90 years later, the Old Hastings Mill Store is saved again!
Thank you to each and every one of you for donating to save the City of Vancouver's oldest building (c. 1868) and museum! We have reached our goal because of the outpour of community support from Vancouver, BC, and even abroad.
A little over a month ago we were in a very different situation. The impact of COVID-19 had been hard felt amidst the ongoing maintenance and operation costs. We had no confirmation of our annual operating grant from the City of Vancouver, which we normally receive in early May. As a museum entirely run by volunteers and dependant on admission and grants, we were at severe risk of closing down as early as September.
It's fantastic news that we can now afford to stay open while meeting the needs of the building and collections. Currently, we have three urgent projects, including roof and exterior repairs and painting. Donations will always be greatly appreciated as we work on preserving this heritage building.