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Okanagan Centre

The Lake Country Museum is inviting the community to Okanagan Centre Park for the traditional CentrePiece festival Sunday, August 24th, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This family-oriented event will feature many of the much loved activities from past years... [Continue Reading]

The first organized ministry of the Anglican Church began in Okanagan Centre in 1909 with the arrival of Rev. Owen Bulkeley. The Synod of the Dioceses of New Westminster of that same year had reported that two clergymen were needed... [Continue Reading]

On Saturday May 17th friends, family and neighbours will gather to wish Anne Land a very happy 100th birthday. One of Lake Country’s most prominent citizens was born on May 20th, 1914. Anne is pretty unique because she has essentially lived... [Continue Reading]

The second Monday of February is Family Day in British Columbia. It is a time to celebrate family members and remind ourselves of those who preceded us. Museums and archives are wonderful repositories for family histories. Here one can find... [Continue Reading]

How did one travel from the Okanagan to the coast in the first decades of the twentieth century? Crossing the coastal mountains was no easy task. The Dewdney Trail, connecting the South Okanagan to Hope, had been built during the Gold... [Continue Reading]

The new display at the District of Lake Country office pays tribute to the past General Stores of the area with an assortment of tins, canisters, and glassware. The containers are from the museum’s large store collection. Kelowna Pride Tobacco,... [Continue Reading]

The Summer 2012 newsletter, Volume 6, No. 3, for the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society is now available. This issue is packed with information about activities that have been happening at your local Museum as well as news of... [Continue Reading]