A visit to Nelson isn't complete without a tour of Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. The changing exhibitions in the Touchstones Nelson gallery spaces explore diverse topics and themes that reflect the broad interests and capabilities of people living in the region. From contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and human history, Touchstones Nelson exhibitions connect to this area's creative energy and rich heritage. For more information visit the Touchstones Nelson website.
Built in 1902, the distinctive heritage building that houses Touchstones Nelson was constructed of Spokane pink brick, Kaslo marble and local common brick. Originally a post office and customs house, 502 Vernon Street spent a short time as a museum before being purchased by the City in 1961. From 1962 until 2005 the building was home to City Hall. It underwent extensive renovations and opened as Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History in October 2006.