Taking a walk back in time

Barbara Hartley is hosting a walking tour of lower East Hill to support the Greater Vernon Museum

Barbara Hartley, longtime lower East Hill resident and Friends of the Vernon Museum member, is once again donating her time and knowledge to host a heritage walking tour of the lower East Hill area.

During her tour on Sept. 25, Hartley will discuss the unique architectural styles of the lower East Hill area homes, the families who have made this their home over the years and something called “sympathetic development” as you meander through the area.

“She’s always thrilled when someone who once lived in the area joins the tour and shares some of their stories,” said Denise Marsh, marketing and communications coordinator at the museum. “Participants will have the opportunity to view (from the outside) upwards of 20 heritage buildings of various architectural styles.”

From Vernon’s Court House to the Vernon Community Music School to the Campbell house that sits atop 30th Avenue, the tour crisscrosses lower East Hill and will be followed by complimentary coffee.

The walk is limited to 15 people and takes place Sept. 25  from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person and only available at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives prior to the event. All proceeds from the walk will benefit the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives and its programs. For more information, call 250-542-3142 or visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or www.facebook.com/vernonmuseum