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Okanagan History

It’s that time of year again when one is searching for meaningful gifts for the holiday season. Two gifts of special importance are a donation to the Okanagan Rail Trail and the purchase of the publication, Okanagan History by the... [Continue Reading]

I am walking through the silence of this cold and frosty night, I am treading on the diamonds that sparkle with the light. And the throbbing, beating pulses of the whispering cold night air, Have reached into my heart and... [Continue Reading]

If you have a few more items to purchase for Christmas gift-giving you may want to consider Okanagan History. The 80th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society. This publication, which includes sections on Natural History, First Nations, Featured Artists, People and Events,... [Continue Reading]

“The book Paved with Good Intentions (The Roads of Lake Country) began as single paragraphs identifying the individuals after whom each road was named. However, one paragraph would not have done justice to the interesting characters and wonderful stories relating... [Continue Reading]

The Canadian Federation of University Women Evening Speaker Series opens on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Okanagan College Theatre in Vernon. The series begins with Jean Barman, an amazing historian, researcher and author, who will be “remembering Okanagan... [Continue Reading]

A reminder that this Saturday the Lake Country Museum is hosting guest speaker Jordan Coble of the Sncewips Heritage Museum at the Creekside Theatre (note the change from the usual Sunday lecture). His presentation is Snc∂wips: How our Collections tell... [Continue Reading]

That very special Christmas stocking stuffer, the Okanagan Historical Society’s publication, Okanagan History, is now available from Bob Hayes (250-763-8859), Life Member of the OHS and Director of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society. In the article following, Hayes... [Continue Reading]

Summerland’s ‘Cannonballs’ When the widening of Highway 97 was initially studied, efforts were made to preserve a section of rock that contained numerous ‘cannonballs’. These volcanic rocks are quite unique. Only one other location, the Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala, has... [Continue Reading]

More than 15,000 pages of Okanagan history, covering nearly nine decades, are now available online. The complete collection of the Okanagan Historical Society’s annual reports has been digitized by researchers at UBC Okanagan. The books were first published in 1926,... [Continue Reading]