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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.

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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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.

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