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History of Lake Country

May 6, 2019

Duane Thomson of the Lake Country Museum and 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 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. Registration is required. Space is limited, fee is by donation to Lake Country Museum, night if the class. This lecture series will take place on May 6 at 7:00 pm.