Lower Bonnington Dam

Lower Bonnington Dam

Captured Power launches at Touchstones

Touchstones Nelson is pleased to announce the launch of its newest online exhibit.

Touchstones Nelson is pleased to announce the launch of its newest online exhibit Captured Power: Hydroelectric Projects from the Stevens Studio Collection.

Captured Power features over 300 never-before-seen black and white and colour photographs of dams in the Columbia Basin.

The images depict the construction, opening ceremonies, and ongoing operations of various West Kootenay power plants and hydroelectric dams, including the Duncan Dam, the West Kootenay Power Plant, the Corra Lynn Dam, and the Keenlyside Dam.

The Stevens Studio Collection is made up of thousands of photographs in various formats including: black and white and colour negatives, prints, slides, and film. Photographs selected for this project are related to the dams in the West Kootenay region during a period of significant development of hydroelectric infrastructures.

The creation of the site was funded in part by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, British Columbia History Digitization Program. The exhibit is available the day of the launch at touchstonesnelson.ca/exhibitions/captured.

Join the launch party on Saturday at 1 p.m. to view the digitized images and mark another successful milestone in Touchstones Nelson’s photo digitization efforts.