The Friends of the Quesnel & District Museum and Archives are people with an interest in the history of Quesnel and the Cariboo Region. They assist with events and projects at the museum, and raise awareness of heritage issues. As a registered Charitable Organization the Friends seek grants and host local fund-raising events to support projects which preserve, promote and celebrate the rich and vibrant history of the North Cariboo.
In recent years they have sponsored workshops on conducting oral histories and analyzing historical photographs. They have helped fund the digitization of the Cariboo Observer, the erection of the Chinese Memorial Cairn and several museum exhibit projects. They also reprinted the classic history of the area, Gordon Elliott's Barkerville, Quesnel & the Cariboo Gold Rush.
Among the most popular benefits of membership are free admission to the museum and the archives, a 10% discount on gift shop purchases and reciprocal privileges at a number of affiliated organizations.