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Collections: Artifacts

Gray Monk Estate Winery is the oldest Lake Country winery, having been established in 1972. Numerous others followed, including Arrowleaf, Ex Nihilo, Intrigue, 50th Parallel, Blind Tiger, and Living Water. The current display at the District of Lake Country offices... [Continue Reading]

If you’re looking for an interesting way to spend an hour in Lake Country try taking the Heritage Driving Tour. The tour features thirteen heritage locations as well as optional stops at wineries and points of interest. The tour can... [Continue Reading]

The current display at the District of Lake Country office supports the exhibition, The Okanagans and their Neighbours: An Exhibition of the Okanagan Syilx People at the Lake Country Museum. The exhibit opens on January 22nd and runs until March 19th, 2016.... [Continue Reading]

The Okanagans are the indigenous people of the Okanagan Valley — the Syilx people. There are eight member communities within the Okanagan Nation. They are, from north to south: Upper Nicola Band, Okanagan Indian Band, Westbank First Nation, Penticton Indian Band, Upper... [Continue Reading]

Movember is over! The current exhibit at the District of Lake Country offices features 70 glass Christmas tree ornaments. Most of them are molded glass and hand-painted. Some of the ornaments have interesting shapes including cones, bells, a fruit basket,... [Continue Reading]

‘Hit Parade’ is the current display at the District of Lake Country office. It contains recorded music in several forms including Edison cylinder gramophone recordings, 78, 45, and 33 1/3 rpm records, cassette tapes, and CDs. Elvis Presley and Frank... [Continue Reading]

The latest display at the District of Lake Country office highlights the Central Okanagan Hall of Fame. Newspaper clippings featuring former Lake Country resident, Don Arnold, are displayed. Don helped power Canada to its first ever gold medal in rowing... [Continue Reading]

Sometime-British Columbian resident Major Charles Sydney Goldman, a “self-made” man, was caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair in January 28th, 1904. One hundred and ten years later, an exhibit and discussion featuring this historic figure was held at the... [Continue Reading]