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School Programs

Sep 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2020


Educators at Lake Country Museum are pleased to co-operate with the schools of Lake Country BC by providing school programs and virtual and onsite tours of the Museum. Please contact the Lake Country Museum & Archives at 250-766-0111 to make arrangements.

Activities – Make your world more colourful with our locally inspired colouring page.  John Stokes was a pioneer orchardist in the Oyama area. His cousin, Dorothea Scott-Coward (Allison) visited him in 1912 as he was suffering from tuberculosis. He returned to England in 1913, and subsequently died. John was the eldest son of May (Rapier) and Philip Stokes. Philip Stokes was Dorothea Allison’s maternal uncle. Stokes, John 18?-1913

The Jimbo in the launch colouring page was created from a 1912 photo of his boat on Okanagan Lake.






Guided Tour – Explore Lake Country’s early history through a guided tour of the Museum and the Wentworth Cabin, with a hands-on look at items that once belonged to our early settlers. (Duration 60 minutes)

Self-guided Tour and Virtual Scavenger Hunt – The Museum offers a self-guided tour and several scavenger hunts for students of different age levels. (Duration 30 – 60 minutes)

Custom Programs – Custom programs are available on a variety of themes. Please contact us to arrange a program or research study to match your students’ learning outcomes.

Educational Publications – The Lake Country Museum & Archives has developed educational publications built around local content to assist teachers in meeting British Columbia curriculum requirements. We are pleased to provide you FREE of charge digital copies of the “All Aboard” and “Apple Valley” booklets. The books are also available on the British Columbia Regional Digitized History (BCRDH)website at Apple Valley and All Aboard.  These publications were made possible by the generous support of Kiwanis Kelowna – Summit and the Prairie Folk Farmery.

We can also provide the PowerPoint presentation, A Short History of Lake Country, for use in your classroom.

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Educational  Resources –  Primary documents such as the Letters of Dorothea (Scott-Coward) Allison shown below can be found by clicking on this Lake Country Museum & Archives link. Archival material on the Applebox Belles and the Japanese Canadian Pioneers can be found on Virtual Museum Canada. The British Columbia Regional Digitized History website houses the Rainbow Ranche Fonds , Dorothea Allison Fonds ,  George Goulding FondsJohn Gleed Fonds , Jeglum Fonds, Mary Carne White Fonds , and The Letters of Dorothea (Scott-Coward) Allison

All primary documents are available for class presentations, research purposes, and publications with approved copyright. More documents can be found under the Archives & Exhibits tab on this website.






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