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.
History of Lake CountryOct 9, 2019
This lecture will take place on October 23 at 7:00 pm.
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 of the class.[Continue Reading]
Steeped in our TraditionsJun 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Steeped in our Traditions includes two displays.
The first illustrates the importance of tea and the ceremony around consumption and includes traditional Chinese teaware.
The second is focused on Japanese traditions and includes a handmade Girls Festival Doll collection and a traditional uchikake.[Continue Reading]
Trail North by Ken MatherOct 23, 2019
This lecture takes place on October 23 at 6:30 pm
The Okanagan Trail of 1858-68 and its origins in British Columbia and Washington. An historical overview of the ancient trail through the Okanagan Valley that has served as a major transportation route between the Columbia and Fraser River systems since time immemorial.
Register at Lake Country Branch – Okanagan Regional Library, 10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road. 250-766-3141 Free admission. Books for sale.
School ProgramsSep 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2020
Educators at Lake Country Museum are pleased to co-operate with the schools of Lake Country by providing school programs and tours of the Museum. Please contact the Lake Country Museum and Archives at 250-766-0111 to make arrangements.
- Guided Tour – Explore Lake Country’s early history through a guided tour of the Museum, Annex, and 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 45 – 90 minutes)
- Our Community Then and Now – Students visit three activity stations as they learn about the community’s settlers from as far back as the late 1800s and how they lived. This program includes student puzzle sheets and a hands-on activity. (Duration 90 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.
- Pioneer Box – The Pioneer Box is a traveling kit of artefacts and activities that can be brought to your classroom either as a guided program or as a stand-alone kit available on loan. (Guided program 60 minutes; Loan period 2 weeks)
Lecture SeriesJan 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.
- History of Lake Country (presenter Duane Thomson)
- Early History — BC Interior (5 week series; presenter Dr. Duane Thomson)
- History of Lake Country (presenter Laura Neame)
- Glorious and Free (presenter Alex Huntley)
- History of Lake Country (presenter Shannon Jorgenson)
- Vernon Internment Camp, 1914-1920 (presenter Don McNair)
- Gibson Heritage House (presenter Rosemary Carter)
- Pioneer families in Lake Country (presenter Laura Neame)
- History of the cemeteries in Lake Country (presenter Robert M. Hayes)
- History of Lake Country (presenter Shannon Jorgenson)
- Flowing Values: the evolution of water governance (presenter Dr. John Janmaat)
- Snc∂wips: How our Collections tell of our History (presenter Jordan Coble).
- The Bugle Sounds in 1914 (presenter Keith Boehmer)
- Lost in the Archives: Lake Country’s past through letters, diaries, and journals (presenter Laura Neame)
- Digging up the Past. Archaeological sites — Pelmewash & others (presenter, Lake Country Mayor James Baker)
- The Re-excavation of The Tomb of Horemheb (presenter Dr. Geoffrey T. Martin)
- Remembering and Redress: the Japanese Canadian experience in Lake Country (presenter Dr. Audrey Kobayashi).
- The Ghosts Around Us: Military Training in the Okanagan (presenter Howard Hisdal)
- Bugs & Us (presenter Dr. Ward Strong)
- Cowboys East & West. Ranch Hands on the BC and Alberta Frontier (presenter Ken Mather).
- On Tour in Egypt (presenter Dan Bruce)
- Building the Kettle Valley Railway: Myra and its Men (presenters Dr. Maurice Williams and Dr. Richard Garvin)
- Return of the Kokanee (presenter Dr. Peter Dill)
- The Custom of the Country: the Hudson’s Bay Company in Indian Territory (presenter Dr. Duane Thomson).