School ProgramsSep 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2013
Educators at Lake Country Museum are pleased to co-operate with the schools of Lake Country by providing school programs and tours of the Museum. Please contact Museum manager Shannon Jorgenson (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or telephone the Lake Country Museum at 250-766-0111) to make arrangments.
- Guided Tour - Explore Lake Country's early history through a guided tour of the Museum, Annex, and Wentworth Cabin, with a hands-on look at items that once belonged to our early settlers. (Duration 60 minutes)
- Self-guided Tour and Scavenger Hunt - The Museum offers a self-guided tour and several scavenger hunts for students of different age levels. (Duration 45 - 90 minutes)
- Our Community Then and Now - Students visit three activity stations as they learn about the community's settlers from as far back as the late 1800s and how they lived. This program includes student puzzle sheets and a hands-on activity. (Duration 90 minutes)
- Custom Programs - Custom programs are available on a variety of themes. Please contact us to arrange a program or research study to match your students' learning outcomes.
- Pioneer Box - The Pioneer Box is a traveling kit of artefacts and activities that can be brought to your classroom either as a guided program or as a stand-alone kit available on loan. (Guided program 60 minutes; Loan period 2 weeks)
Cowboys East & West. Ranch Hands on the BC and Albert Ranching FrontiersNov 25, 2012
The third lecture in the 2012 Lake Country Museum Lecture Series, Cowboys East & West. Ranch Hands on the BC and Alberta Ranching Frontiers, by BC ranch manager and author, Ken Mathers, will be presented on Sunday, November 25, 2012. This lecture will be held at the Creekside Theatre (10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Winfield) at 1:30 p.m. Mather will discuss the history of ranching in British Columbia and Alberta.
Ken Mather has been involved in heritage site research, planning, administration and collections management for the past 38 years. He started as an historical researcher at Fort Edmonton Park and later spent three years doing independent research and interpretive planning in Alberta. In 1979 he went to Barkerville Historic Park as the Interpretation and Education Coordinator and later was Curator for two years. He accepted the position of Manager/Curator at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch in 1984 and remained there, living on the site, until 2004. During that time, he did a number of independent research projects and served on the BC Museums Association Board for ten years. In the spring of 2010, Ken took a position as the General Manager of the Historic Hat Creek Ranch near Cache Creek but his love for the Okanagan brought him back to O’Keefe Ranch in 2011.
Mather has written a number of articles and research reports for different magazines and websites. His first full-length book, Buckaroos and Mud Pups – The Early Days of Ranching in British Columbia, was published in 2006 and his second book, Bronc Busters and Hay Sloops – Ranching in the West in the early 20th Century came out in May of 2010. His third book, Cowboys and the Great Divide – Early BC and Alberta Ranching, is due out in April 2013.
This Lecture, Cowboys East & West, is on Sunday afternoon, September 25th, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Doors of the Creekside Theatre open at 1:00 p.m.
Admission is by Donation.[Continue Reading]
CentrePiece at Okanagan Centre Park
Aug 26, 2007 to Aug 26, 2013
CentrePiece, an annual community event, is a family-oriented celebration that takes place at the Lake Country Museum in Okanagan Centre Park (11255 Okanagan Centre Road West), Lake Country, BC, in late August each year. There is a picnic atmosphere with children’s games, demonstrations, live music, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and the annual tea with scones topped with fruit and Devonshire Cream. Everyone is welcome.[Continue Reading]