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event: Lecture Series

The Lecture Series presented by the Lake Country Museum features topics of human or natural historical significance. Lectures are usually held at the Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC.

In 2016 these public lectures will be held in conjunction with the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) and will be held at the ORL’s Lake Country branch in the Municipal building on Bottom Wood Lake Road in Lake Country.

Some lectures will have an admission fee, but most lectures are Admission by Donation.

The first public lecture in 2016 is on Wednesday, October 5th and the presenter is Laura Neame, archivist at the Lake Country Museum & Archives. Neame presents “Pioneer Families of Lake Country,” a sequel to her very popular 2014 presentation “Lost in the Archives: Lake Country’s past through letters, diaries, and journals.”

This lecture is followed on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, by Bob Hayes’ “History of the cemeteries of Lake Country.” Both October lectures will be held at the Okanagan Regional Library in Lake Country. For these two lectures pre-registration is required (see more information below).

2015’s first lecture was held on Sunday, February 15th. Professor John Janmaat presented “Flowing Values: the Evolution of Water Governance.” Following this lecture Jordan Coble presented “Sncewips: How our collections tell our story” on October 17, 2015.

In 2014 the first lecture was “The Bugle Sounds in 1914” (presenter Keith Boehmer) in June. This was followed by “Lost in the Archives: Lake Country’s past through letters, diaries, and journals” (presenter Laura Neame) in November.

The first lecture of 2013 was “Digging up the Past. Archaeological sites — Pelmewash & others”. Additional lectures in September will be The Re-excavation of “The Tomb of Horemheb” (presenter Dr. Geoffrey T. Martin), and a presentation honouring the Japanese Canadian pioneers (presenter Audrey Kobayashi).

During the 2012 season the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society presented “The Ghosts Around Us: Military Training in the Okanagan” (presenter Howard Hisdal), “Bugs & Us”, (presenter Dr. Ward Strong), and “Cowboys East & West. Ranch Hands on the BC and Alberta Frontier”, (presenter Ken Mather).

During 2011 the Museum presented On Tour in Egypt (presenter Dan Bruce), Building the Kettle Valley Railway: Myra and its Men (presenters Dr. Maurice Williams and Dr. Richard Garvin), Return of the Kokanee (presenter Dr. Peter Dill) and The Custom of the Country: the Hudson’s Bay Company in Indian Territory (presenter Dr. Duane Thomson).

A series of presentations by Dr. Duane Thomson of the Lake Country Museum & Archives discussing the history of the interior of British Columbia. The presentations will include document studies. Registration is required. Presenter: Dr. Duane Thomson, UBCO emeritus associate... [Continue Reading]

A presentation by Laura Neame of the Lake Country Museum & Archives will take you on a visual tour of Lake Country, from the earliest days of the Okanagan Syilx people’s traditional fishing sites and summer villages, to the first... [Continue Reading]

To the Manor born. An introduction to the historic Fintry Estate and the traditions surrounding an English Manor House The Fintry Estate is located on the west side of Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Vernon within the BC Provincial Park. This... [Continue Reading]

As part of their lecture series the Lake Country Museum & Archives and the Okanagan Regional Library present Gibson Heritage House with Rosemary Carter. Learn about the rich history of Gibson House, from its building in 1912 and the many uses... [Continue Reading]

As part of their lecture series the Lake Country Museum & Archives and the Okanagan Regional Library present Vernon Internment Camp, 1914-1920 with Don McNair. Learn about the role Vernon played hosting an Internment Camp for “enemy alien” civilians from... [Continue Reading]

Join Bob Hayes1 of the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society (KDGS) as he presents the history of the old cemeteries of Lake Country. The lecture is on Wednesday, October 19th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For those tracing their ancestors and... [Continue Reading]

Learn about the amazing pioneer families of Lake Country — who they were and what they did. Laura Neame, archivist at the Lake Country Museum & Archives, is back with a continuation of her popular lecture Lost in the Archives: Lake... [Continue Reading]