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History of Lake Country

May 1, 2017

This presentation by the Lake Country Museum & Archives (LCMA) 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 ranchers and settlers, the Vernon-Okanagan Mission Stagecoach Road, lake transportation and the sternwheelers, the orchard industry and early packinghouses, and the abandoned settlement and gold mines of Fir Valley.

The presentation includes historic archival photographs and museum artifacts.

This is a free program but registration is required. Donations will be appreciated at the class for Lake Country Museum projects.

What: History of Lake Country

Who: Shannon Jorgenson, manager of the LCMA

When: Monday, May 1, 2017 from 7 – 8 pm

Where: George Elliot Secondary School Library, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC

How: Register online at http://www.okanaganway.ca/municipal and click the Quick Links Activity Guide; by telephone at (250) 766-5650; or in person at 10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road.

Registration Code is 0517.076.