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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]

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]

This Heritage Marker, at the junction of Woodsdale and Lodge roads, is the third featured site along the Okanagan Rail Trail.1  The Thomas Wood Ranch dominated the flats at the south end of Pelmewash or Wood Lake until Wood retired... [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]

The research, design and construction of five heritage markers along the Okanagan Rail Trail is a project of the Lake Country Museum & Archives. It is supported by the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating... [Continue Reading]

In the near future our Lake Country Museum & Archives will be rolling out new marker panels celebrating our area’s short but rich history. These will be welcome additions to a number of panels put in place a few years... [Continue Reading]