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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.

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]

By Paige Hohmann and Chris Ives Often, archives are viewed as esoteric, ephemeral, and largely inaccessible. The image of an intrepid researcher finding obscure treasure previously “lost” to history in the archives is a familiar one. While it is accurate... [Continue Reading]

“The Vernon Museum will host a community discussion next month on the kind of items curators are interested in adding to their collection. When people downsize or inherit family items, they’re often interested in donating them to the museum to... [Continue Reading]

By Margaret Carruthers1 First established in the 1950s, Gable Road begins at Carr’s Landing Road and ends at Gable Beach on Okanagan Lake. The road is named for the Gabel family, [but] as you can see the spelling is incorrect,... [Continue Reading]

It’s that time of year again when one is searching for meaningful gifts for the holiday season. Two gifts of special importance are a donation to the Okanagan Rail Trail and the purchase of the publication, Okanagan History by the... [Continue Reading]

“Many Canadians are unaware of how broad and important a role Canada played in the Second World War, particularly in the Battle of the Atlantic, arguably the most crucial battle of the entire war, and on the sands at Juno... [Continue Reading]