This season saw a very successful opening and run of the Museum's popular Christmas Gift Store. In the news, Curator Louise Avery is among 50 individuals in BC to receive a Golden Anniversary Service Award from the BC Museums Association. Louise is distinguished for her contributions over the years to the Association and BC museums. Also in the news, the Kitimat Museum & Archives was one of 3 nominated for Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year, Kitimat Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Excellence Awards. On March 31, the Museum received the Award, voted in by Chamber members.
On March 14, Walter Thorne launched his and Dirk Mendel's book, "Kitimat Chronicles". Over forty attended this information-packed evening of history. "Kitimat Chronicles" can be purchased through the Museum Gift Shop.