The Townsite Heritage Society was formed in 1992 with the following objectives stated in its Constitution:
To protect, enhance, maintain and promote the historical character and integrity of the traditional neighbourhood and business section of the Powell River Townsite by educating our children, adults and tourists through:
Additional related objectives are to fulfill our responsibilities as the de facto stewards of the Townsite National Historic District, to develop and sustain networked relationships with members of the heritage preservation community provincially and nationally, and to develop a permanent resource centre and living museum that makes local history and heritage experiences more broadly available to the community and to tourists. The process of restoring and rehabilitating Dr. Henderson's House to become the resource and interpretive centre also offers an opportunity to inspire preservation through sustainable "green" practices in restoration, building, landscaping and heating.
The information on this website was made possible through the efforts of historian Karen Southern and research assistants Mark Cooper and Christine Southall.
The original site was designed and developed by David Molyneaux in 2002 with the current design and maintenance being undertaken in 2007 by Norah LeClare of Business Management and Design as a community service.