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Thomson, Carol

Carol Thomson is is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society and is the webmaster for the Lake Country Museum & Archives. Thomson, who has a Masters of Library Science, is the retired webmaster of the Royal BC Museum’s Living Landscapes: Thompson-Okanagan website.

At Friday’s Annual General Meeting of the Lake Country Heritage & Cultural Society (LCHCS), three new volunteers were elected to the Board of Directors, a propitious lead-up to Canada’s National Volunteer Week. Those elected were Janice Larson, Tom Ritchie and... [Continue Reading]

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society will be held on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at the Carr’s Landing Room and Council Chambers at the District of Lake Country municipal building, 10150 Bottom Wood... [Continue Reading]

Continued from blog posts of March 16th and 23rd, 2018 … “As James had predicted, the night clerk was off duty, but the departure of the two men did not go unnoticed. Alf Watson, the ship’s purser, saw them leave... [Continue Reading]

Continued from March 16, 2018… “At 5:30 the sternwheeler’s engines commenced their rhythmic throb as she headed for her first stop at Peachland. As the vessel churned the chilly waters of Okanagan Lakes, James was formulating a plan to escape.... [Continue Reading]

“Shackled together in the sternwheeler’s cabin the prisoners were apparently secure. Unfortunately, one hadn’t been thoroughly searched. About nine o’clock on the frosty night of March 16, 1912, the door of Chater and Taylor’s General Store and Post Office at... [Continue Reading]

Heritage Week 2018 — Activities in Lake Country Come and celebrate Heritage Week at the Lake Country Museum and Archives! On Wednesday, February 21st there will be a variety of interactive children’s activities. Ages 3 – 11 will learn about... [Continue Reading]

Heritage Week 2018, February 19 – 25: Activities in the Central Okanagan Come and celebrate Heritage Week at the Lake Country Museum and Archives! On Wednesday, February 21st there will be a variety of interactive children’s activities. Ages 3 –... [Continue Reading]

“Whether it’s your teddy, bunny or lamb-lamb, stuffed animal toys were birthed from a less cutesy place: politics. Inventor Morris Michtom named his stitched creation aften then-U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt and placed the very first “teddy” in a store window... [Continue Reading]

Next week, February 19th to 25th is Heritage Week in Canada. The Lake Country Museum’s Community Stories on-line exhibition entitled: Applebox Belles, has been chosen to receive a COHS Heritage Award as a Special Heritage Project.  See below for the... [Continue Reading]