history

Fewer people, but more visits added to North Okanagan 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

 

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

 

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

Sternwheelers once plied Okanagan Lake

Vessels once transported passengers and goods along the Okanagan Valley

Active volcanoes in South Okanagan

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

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

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Victoria Gardens was created by Summerland pioneer couple

Summerland railway bridge was constructed in 1913

False-work tower had to be constructed twice

Barclay’s ranch is site of present-day Summerland

Property was purchased by Sir Thomas Shaughnessy in 1902

North Okanagan has a long history of flooding

Museum photo from 1948 shows Swan Lake flood

Vernon man urges province to buy Okanagan Lake property

Mike Brown launches petition for government to purchase historic Okanagan Landing property

B.C. museum releases more than 16,000 historical photos of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

Camps once housed workers along Kettle Valley Railway

Total of 10 camps were established between Summerland and Osprey Lake