A compelling exhibition of the first Japanese Canadian pioneers of Lake Country and their experiences during the period from 1899 to pre-World War II (1939) will be mounted at the Lake Country Museum and Archives.
Kakonosedai: A Century of Community showcases the efforts by Japanese pioneers to blend the old and new to craft a new way of life in their Canadian homes. On display will be a collection of original artifacts, photographs and personal documents to supplement the stories of these courageous people. The exhibition includes objects which were brought from Japan to preserve and use in this community and items of Canadian origin, blending the present and past.
Kakonosedai: A Century of Community will run from August 10th to November 2nd, 2013.
The Lake Country Museum is located at 11255 Okanagan Centre Road West, Lake Country, BC. Ph: 250-766-0111.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week through Labour Day, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays through the fall. Group tours are available other days by appointment. Admission is by donation.