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Events & Programs of the Lake Country Museum

Lake Country offers many Programs and Events throughout the year. They will be showcased here, as well as on the Blog and on Facebook.

To see specific events, please access the Events bar at the left: CentrePiece, Contests, Lecture Series, etc.

To see which Events are featured in a specific month or year please use the Calendar Bar above.

Scavenger Hunt

Jun 1, 2017 to Sep 1, 2017

Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt at the Museum

Looking for something to do with the kids to get out of the heat? Come try the scavenger hunt at the Lake Country Museum and Archives. Finish and you get a treat!

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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 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 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. These publications were made possible by the generous support of Kiwanis Kelowna – Summit and the Prairie Folk Farmery.

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

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Educational  Resources –  Primary documents are available for class presentations, research purposes, and publication with approved copyright. They can be found under the Archives & Exhibits tab on this website. 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 (BCRDH) 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








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Lecture Series

Jan 1, 2011 to Dec 31, 2019

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.

Some of 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.

2019 Lectures:

  1. History of Lake Country (presenter Duane Thomson)

2018 Lectures:

  1. Early History — BC Interior (5 week series; presenter Dr. Duane Thomson)
  2. History of Lake Country (presenter Laura Neame)
  3. Glorious and Free (presenter Alex Huntley)

2017 Lectures:

  1. History of Lake Country (presenter Shannon Jorgenson)
  2. Vernon Internment Camp, 1914-1920 (presenter Don McNair)
  3. Gibson Heritage House (presenter Rosemary Carter)

2016 Lectures:

  1. Pioneer families in Lake Country (presenter Laura Neame)
  2. History of the cemeteries in Lake Country (presenter Robert M. Hayes)
  3. History of Lake Country (presenter Shannon Jorgenson)

2015 Lectures:

  1. Flowing Values: the evolution of water governance (presenter Dr. John Janmaat)
  2. Snc∂wips: How our Collections tell of our History (presenter Jordan Coble).

2014 Lectures:

  1. The Bugle Sounds in 1914 (presenter Keith Boehmer)
  2. Lost in the Archives: Lake Country’s past through letters, diaries, and journals (presenter Laura Neame)

2013 Lectures:

  1. Digging up the Past. Archaeological sites — Pelmewash & others (presenter, Lake Country Mayor James Baker)
  2. The Re-excavation of The Tomb of Horemheb (presenter Dr. Geoffrey T. Martin)
  3. Remembering and Redress: the Japanese Canadian experience in Lake Country (presenter Dr. Audrey Kobayashi).

2012 Lectures:

  1. The Ghosts Around Us: Military Training in the Okanagan (presenter Howard Hisdal)
  2. Bugs & Us (presenter Dr. Ward Strong)
  3. Cowboys East & West. Ranch Hands on the BC and Alberta Frontier (presenter Ken Mather).

2011 Lectures:

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

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