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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.

Vignettes of Okanagan History

May 6, 2020

Gain an understanding on the impacts of pre-colonial and colonial marriage in British Columbia.

Join the ZOOM presentation May 6, 2020 at 7 pm. Email to register.

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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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Annual General Meeting

May 13, 2020

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A Short History of the Okanagan Valley

Apr 1, 2020 to May 13, 2020

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POSTPONED due to COVID19. Please check back for updates.

Join us at George Elliot Secondary School Library in Lake Country, BC to learn about Okanagan history presented by Dr. Duane Thomson over five evenings. April 1, 22, 29 and May 6 and 13

7-8:30 pm $75 + tax for all 5 lectures. Register through the Lake Country Activity Guide 2020 Spring/Summer CODE: 0420.105

Below are Lesson guides 1 & 2. Check back prior to the next lesson for Lesson 3, 4 and 5.

Lesson 1 Lecture Series 2020 D Thomson

Lesson 2 Missionary letters Lesson 2 Douglas to Newcastle, 9 Oct 1860 Lesson 2 Douglas to Newcastle, 25 Oct 1860

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