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Invitation to Applebox Belles Meeting

The Lake Country Museum would like to invite you to our second community meeting for the project Applebox Belles: The Women of Lake Country’s Packinghouses.

At this meeting we’ll be presenting the photographs and interviews collected/provided for the project, the planned chapters, and the progress we’ve made so far to develop an online exhibition for the Virtual Museum of Canada Community Memories Program.

Please join us Wednesday, October 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Carr’s Landing Room, Municipal Building, 10150 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country.
 Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact the Lake Country Museum at 250-766-0111 or email

Applebox Belles
The Women of Lake Country’s Packinghouses

The exhibit, Applebox Belles: The Women of Lake Country’s Packinghouses, will present the experiences of the women working in Lake Country’s early packinghouses. The online exhibition will concentrate on the first women to work as packers, their training, working conditions, and personal experiences, and will include first-hand accounts and interviews with these women and their descendants. The exhibit timeline will include experiences in the first packinghouses of 1909 through to the 1950s.


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