history

Fewer people, but more visits added to Vernon museum

‘Often, you may have the entire museum to yourself and your group, which could be very cool.’

 

Okanagan Historical Society requests action from Summerland

Three heritage projects have been presented to municipality

 

First day of school in Coldstream fondly remembered

Retired Vernon mechanic Pat Marzoff was accompanied by mom into classroom, and she stayed

 

40-year-old treasure map unearthed in Revelstoke school during renovations

‘I hope there won’t be too many holes to fill before school starts’ says Columbia Park principal

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

A group of waterskiers were towed behind a plane on Kalamalka Lake back in 1995

Summerland’s history featured in Okanagan Historical Society’s annual report

Three local historians have contributed articles to 2020 publication

Summerland had first electrical system in Okanagan Valley

Community’s electrical utility was created in 1905

First wedding in Summerland was held in 1904

Harry Dunsdon and Annie Stevens were both from Middlesex, England

Movie was filmed in Summerland in 1978

Who’ll Save Our Children was aired on CBS Dec. 16, 1978

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Hunting cabins were built west of Summerland

Area around Darke Lake was once known as the Piggeries

Vernon’s History in Pictures

Legendary Vernon hockey player Larry Kwong was fast off the ice as well

Sternwheelers once plied Okanagan Lake

Vessels once transported passengers and goods along the Okanagan Valley

Our History In Pictures

Back to a time when Vernon’s Polson Park housed an actual swimming pool

Active volcanoes in South Okanagan

Crater Mountain is one of 16 volcanoes of the Penticton Group of Volcanoes

Vernon videographer an ‘accidental historian’

Local film collector Francois Arseneault has more than 2,000 reels and took it upon himself to preserve the history

Summerland Museum to hold walking tours

Community’s past will be explained during series of summer tours

30 years after Oka crisis, Kanesatake land claims remain unresolved

Serge Simon, the current Grand Chief of Kanesatake, vividly remembers the events of July 11, 1990

Summerland Museum reopens

Museum to open on July 15 with reduced operating hours

Our history in pictures

The National Film Board captures in-depth look at local newspaper in Vernon, 1947

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Victoria Gardens was created by Summerland pioneer couple