Lillooet’s Historic 19th Century Heritage Home

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Supporting Members

Kevin Goforth

I am proud to be a part of the society to help restore the Miyazaki house and grounds. I am a vice president of the Lillooet Lion's and also member of the Lillooet ELK'S.

Eva Farguhar

I have been a resident of Lillooet periodically over a period of 20 years. During the early seventies, I devoted 3 years working as a volunteer in Barkeville, B.C. in the critical restoration of heritage buildings.

Kerry Ness

-Original member of the Miyazaki House Heritage Society in the 1980s.

-Woodworking, restoration and odd-job specialist in Lillooet..


Kate Maxon 

Retired rancher has called Lillooet her “home town” for the past 33 years, raising and schooling six children on a ranch 80km away. Summer trips to town for fruit and supplies often included a picnic the Miyazaki House yard.
Performed at the Miyazaki House regularly.
Contributor to Bridge River Lillooet News over the past 8 years
One CD, Charming Lies, 2001

  • Jane Carrico

    - A regular contributor to the Lillooet News and the Coast Mountain edition of  Mountain Life Magazine.  

    - Became concerned about the deteriorating condition of Miyazaki House when working for the District of Lillooet in 2011.

CO-FOUNDERs & Past Board Members

Miyazaki house society

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and feed.


The Miyazaki House is currently operated by a non-profit society in co-operation with the District of LIllooet. The society members all share a passion for preserving the community's beautiful historic house. 

Chairperson Barbara Wiebe

Secretary Melody Thacker

Treasurer Gloria Hutson

Director Eva Farquhar

Director Louise Monk

The purpose of the Miyazaki House Society is to restore and preserve the Miyazaki House as a heritage property, to promote its use as a tourist attraction and destination for the District of Lillooet, and its use as a venue for private and public events. 

The Miyazaki House is a destination landmark for Tourism in Lillooet.

The Miyazaki House is a monument for Lillooet and a cultural oasis for all ages while keeping the memory and history of the Phair and Miyazaki families alive. We feature local music, heritage, and education.


Respect – Communication – Trust – Accountability – Support – Service

  • Board Member of Japanese Canadian Citizen’s Association (JCCA) in Vancouver, B.C. (1999-2001), Member of JCCA Human Rights Committee (1998-2002), Board member of Lillooet Learning Communities Society (2010 to present)

    -Advocate for cross-cultural awareness, arts and culture; revitalization of native cultural arts, youth programming, health & wellness initiatives for over twenty-five years.