Museum

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

Virtual Vernon exhibit remembers

Museum provides online place to honour those from the North Okanagan who served Canada

 

Chris Marchand

Survivors spread reconciliation with Vernon’s cultural partners

Cultural Safety Program facilitated by Syilx elders

 

With fall having arrived this week, here’s a look at Polson Park and Vernon Creek in the autumn of 1951. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #23169)

Our History in Pictures

A peaceful, serene capture of Vernon’s Polson Park in the fall of 1951

 

Parents and helpers visiting the boys of the Vernon Preparatory School quarantined in a “Tent City” during the 1927 polio epidemic. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

Museum offers a brief history of pandemics in the Okanagan

Greater Vernon Museum exhibit offers historical view of past outbreaks that affected the local area

Parents and helpers visiting the boys of the Vernon Preparatory School quarantined in a “Tent City” during the 1927 polio epidemic. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)
You might have the entire museum to yourself and your group this fall with small bookings in order to adhere to public health guidelines. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)

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.’

You might have the entire museum to yourself and your group this fall with small bookings in order to adhere to public health guidelines. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)
Allan Brooks Nature Centre manager Cheryl Hood welcomes guests to check out the new view boards donated by Vernon realtor David Pusey as the centre is open to the public under strict COVID-19 rules. The boards are one of several new items to the centre, celebrating its 20th anniversary. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Tours connect North Okanagan to history

Museum makes August all about field trips

Allan Brooks Nature Centre manager Cheryl Hood welcomes guests to check out the new view boards donated by Vernon realtor David Pusey as the centre is open to the public under strict COVID-19 rules. The boards are one of several new items to the centre, celebrating its 20th anniversary. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Summerland Museum reopens

Summerland Museum reopens

Museum to open on July 15 with reduced operating hours

Summerland Museum reopens
Flooding in the Swan Lake area in 1948. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #30879)

Vernon has a long history of flooding

Museum photo from 1948 shows Swan Lake flood

Flooding in the Swan Lake area in 1948. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #30879)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)

Ogopogo tales told from Okanagan shores in novel

Online book club plumbs the deaths of Okanagan Lake

Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)
After being closed since mid-March, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is opening, by appointment, June 11. (GVMA photo)

Vernon museum dusts off for opening

Three-month COVID-19 closure comes to an end

After being closed since mid-March, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is opening, by appointment, June 11. (GVMA photo)
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives seeks to collect signs and notices from local businesses affected by COVID-19 for a time-capsule project. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

History in the making: Vernon museum collects COVID-19 materials, stories

Recording Vernonites’ experiences amid pandemic important job for historians

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives seeks to collect signs and notices from local businesses affected by COVID-19 for a time-capsule project. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum curator Deborah Chapman, board directors and advisors Bill Laird, Randy Brogden, Evelyn Dallow, Norma Harisch, general manager Susan Mackie, board members Gary Cruikshank, Doug Adams and Trudy Hall pose with a model of their latest project, Phase 2/3 of the Village Development Plan, the Children’s Discovery Centre and Museum and the new restaurant, the Sprig of Heather. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s RJ Haney heritage park closed but not sitting idle

Projects and other work continues on village grounds, support would be appreciated

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum curator Deborah Chapman, board directors and advisors Bill Laird, Randy Brogden, Evelyn Dallow, Norma Harisch, general manager Susan Mackie, board members Gary Cruikshank, Doug Adams and Trudy Hall pose with a model of their latest project, Phase 2/3 of the Village Development Plan, the Children’s Discovery Centre and Museum and the new restaurant, the Sprig of Heather. (File photo)
North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

Museum’s Isolate + Create site drawing variety of posts

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more
Amanda Shatzko, with the Regional District of North Okanagan, is pleased to announce a new website for citizens to isolate and create. (Video still)

North Okanagan online to isolate and create

Grant gives groups creative outlet to bring community together

Amanda Shatzko, with the Regional District of North Okanagan, is pleased to announce a new website for citizens to isolate and create. (Video still)
What impact have humans had on the ecosystems and wildlife of the Okanagan Valley? (GVMA #15177)

Vernon Museum goes green for Earth Day initiative

Social media campaign looks at the environmental impact on the Okanagan

What impact have humans had on the ecosystems and wildlife of the Okanagan Valley? (GVMA #15177)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Vernon Girls Trumpet Band in its early days of being formed. (Contributed)

Vernon Museum honouring trumpet band with pop-up exhibit

Exhibit takes place tonight, Feb. 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Vernon Girls Trumpet Band in its early days of being formed. (Contributed)
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is hosting two events for this year’s ’60s-themed Vernon Winter Carnival, as well as curating a special pop-up exhibit! (Submitted Photo)

Museum digs up history for ’60s Vernon Winter Carnival

Get Groovin’ with the Grandkids or flashback to the ’60s with tunes, trivia and costumes

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is hosting two events for this year’s ’60s-themed Vernon Winter Carnival, as well as curating a special pop-up exhibit! (Submitted Photo)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold, from left, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster and City of Vernon Coun. Kari Gares present Inspector Kevin Keane with the framed proclamation declaring Feb. 1, 2020, RCMP Appreciation Day in British Columbia on Dec. 17, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon museum praises local group for spearheading RCMP Appreciation Day

Feb. 1 has been officially proclaimed Royal Canadian Mounted Police Appreciation Day

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold, from left, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster and City of Vernon Coun. Kari Gares present Inspector Kevin Keane with the framed proclamation declaring Feb. 1, 2020, RCMP Appreciation Day in British Columbia on Dec. 17, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)