Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, December 1959
A recommendation to the incoming committee that more publicity be given the affairs of the Nelson Historical Society was carried at the 1959 annual meeting of that body.
This was the outcome of a discussion on the work being carried out, during the course of which Mr G. Newport suggested that quite a number of Nelson people were suspicious of the Society and its objects.
"We are here for the good of the province and not just to take advantage of material that might be of value to many families." he said. "A great deal of tact is required in our work, and we have not got to be too dogmatic or, on the other hand, too passive.
"Many people do not know what our objects are," he added, proposing the motion.