Francois Arseneault proudly displays the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 2016 Then & Now Calendar

Take a peek at ‘Then & Now’

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives has a new fundraising calendar that compares old photos of Vernon with those taken in 2015

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is excited to unveil our 2016 Then & Now Calendar.

Archives assistant and database manager Liz Ellison had the onerous task of selecting just 12 historical photos from our photo database of more than 29,000.

After whittling it down, Liz contacted Francois Arseneault to take the “now” photographs. Arseneault, a longtime volunteer of the museum and newcomer to our board of directors, is a professional videographer. With the help of Ken Ellison, our most experienced volunteer, he found the exact locations of the “then” photos and took corresponding current photographs. The end result is a spectacular look at the changes that have taken place in our community over the years. While some changes have been dramatic — the downtown Safeway was once the site of the Vernon Hotel —others have been more subtle, such as Nolan’s Pharmasave, which had many previous tenants but has maintained its original exterior. The museum would like to give special thanks to Arseneault, who donated his time and expertise, and to Wayside Press for their help with printing the calendars.

The 2016 calendars are being sold as a fundraiser with all proceeds directly supporting the museum and its programs. Stop by the museum at 3009-32nd Ave. to purchase your copy of Vernon’s history for just $15. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call the museum at 250-542-3142.


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