Mural tours are back in Vernon through the Museum and Archives of Vernon every Tuesday and Friday. (File photo)

Mural tours are back in Vernon through the Museum and Archives of Vernon every Tuesday and Friday. (File photo)

Museum brings back downtown Vernon mural tours

The popular tours take place twice weekly, rain or shine

Warming weather in the valley means it’s almost time to take a stroll and learn about one of the largest art displays around.

The murals of Vernon are well known for their depictions of the city’s storied history. Some 28 works of art mark various points in time, as well as noteworthy people, places and events.

“We’re thrilled to be able to expand our tours by starting the season a bit early and — fingers crossed — running straight through until September,” said Amy Timleck, Museum and Archives of Vernon program coordinator.

The murals were painted by local artists as part of a years long collaboration to employ youth and revitalize the downtown.

Volunteer guides Larry Lundgren and Greg Poirier will describe the creation process of the murals, while also weaving in historical references to businesses, architecture and other interesting factual tidbits.

“We know that local people as well as visitors are looking for interesting things to do in their own community during the warmer months,” said Timleck. “And these tours are a great way to have fun and learn about the people and places that impacted the region.”

The tours begin April 26 and run every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and every Friday at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. Tours must be pre-booked and will be cancelled if there are no bookings.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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Detail from World Wars Mural by Michelle Loughery located at 3202 32nd St. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

Detail from World Wars Mural by Michelle Loughery located at 3202 32nd St. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)