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MUSEUM HOURS

Monday –  Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
 Holiday Hours: BC Day, August 7th  11:00am – 4:00pm
470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7
tel. (250) 763-2417

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Did you know? By the 1970s, beach fashion became more about sitting on the shore looking good and less about the sport of swimming.

Bikinis and swim briefs have taken over the Okanagan Heritage Museum this summer!

Babes and Bathers explores a century of trends in swimwear. Guest Curator, Ivan Sayers, shares his extensive collection of men’s and women’s suits from the late 1800s to the 1980s in this new exhibition.

Ivan is a collector and curator of historical fashion. He grew up in Summerland and has been collecting fashion pieces since age 14. “Bathing suits are intriguing because they are essentially a sports costume, but with elements of modesty and provocativeness,” notes Ivan.

Aside from swimwear, the exhibition includes a selection of historical photographs from the Kelowna Public Archives that showcase local babes and bathers. Maybe you’ll recognize someone pictured posing at the beach, swimming at the old Aquatic Centre or competing in a Lady of the Lake contest!

Babes and Bathers runs from June 8, 2018 to Sept 3, 2019.


The Price of Victory

This new exhibition at the Okanagan Military Museum explores the costs, consequences and legacies of the Great War. Displays follow the perspective of a fictitious soldier newly returned from the war as he copes with the shock of civilian life after years of service.

On exhibit are fascinating artifacts, including keepsake ‘trophies’ from various battlefields. “Veterans collected keepsakes from events and places as reminders of their service overseas. Objects from enemy soldiers became trophies, and gifts from friends became mementos for many struggling veterans,” says Keith Boehmer, Military Historian. Objects made by internment camp prisoners are also on display, amongst other artifacts.

The Price of Victory runs from May 19, 2018 to April 27, 2019

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WESTBANK

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We would like to share with you our event, Art in the Park: Vineyard Trails, which will be happening throughout the summer of 2018 in West Kelowna. In this event, artists from all over the Okanagan show off their fine work in the setting of a beautiful vineyard. We are fortunate to have Grizzli Winery and Quail’s Gate Winery as our fabulous hosts this year. Our first event on Canada Day weekend at Grizzli Winery was a huge success. We hope that you will share this information with anyone who may be interested in attending or participating as an artist in the event. Please see the attached poster and call for artists for details.

Here is the link to the upcoming events at Quail’s Gate: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729189983836639/

Here is the link to the events at Grizzli Winery:  https://www.facebook.com/events/988872131278675/

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WESTBANK EXPRESS

CLICK ON THE POSTER TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE OF THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE WESTBANK EXPRESS

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PEACHLAND

 

 

5890 Beach Ave
Peachland, BC
V0H 1X7

Telephone:
250-767-3441

Email:
peachlandhistory@gmail.com

Summer Hours (June to August 2017):
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
And Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Winter Hours (September to June):
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Watch for the “open” sign most afternoons 1-6 pm

 DOWNLOAD a PDF file of the books listed below

Books on the history of Peachland currently available at the Peachland Museum

The Story of Peachland, 3rd edition, by Don Wigfield (2018)

This 91-page book covers the chronological history of Peachland, arranged largely by decade. It also has several chapters on the history prior to the founding of the town in 1898, such as the Fur Brigade Trail, and the events that made the creation of communities on Okanagan Lake viable.

Peachland: A Pictorial History of the First 100 Years, by Richard Smith (2008)

This book was produced as a centennial project of the Peachland Historical Society and contains many early photographs from the author’s personal collection.

The Chronicles of Peachland: History of the Years from the beginning until 1983 (2017)

This book is a reissue of the first 210 pages of the classic (and now out-of-print) Peachland Memories volumes, containing the memories of the Peachland pioneers still alive in the early 1980’s. This is the purely historical section of these volumes. Unlike the original books, this new issue is now fully indexed, allowing the reader to more easily find desired information.

The Chronicles of Peachland: History of the Years 1984–2012 (2013)

This 278-page volume, with 78 articles on different aspects of Peachland life was produced by the Peachland Historical Society in 2013 to update Peachland happenings in the 30 years from the time that Peachland Memories was completed in 1983. Fully indexed, the book was the work of 43 different authors, each writing about the events or society on which they were directly involved.

Peachland: 100 Years of Council Meetings (multi-authored)

This book was the centennial project of the municipal staff and captures important or amusing items from meetings of Peachland Council over the years.

Coming soon…

The Roads of Peachland: the Historical Origin of their Names, 2nd edition, by Don Wigfield (2011)

This first edition of this book, now sold out, contains the background to all the road names in Peachland, the majority of which honour individuals or families who have made a difference in enhancing the quality of life in Peachland. The second edition, expected to be available in fall 2018, will expand the information to include both new roads built since 2011, as well as names for future roads that have been approved by Council.

The Pioneer Families of Peachland

This book will be a reissue of the family sections of Peachland Memories (pages 211-346 of Volume I and all of Volume II). It will also contains a full index – the absence of which was a severe drawback to using the original volumes. This index is currently in preparation and it is hoped that the book will be available in early 2019.

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SUMMERLAND MUSEUM

SUMMERLAND REMEMBERS THE DEFENDERS OF THE EMPIRE

Exhibit Opening – Friday, June 8 – 7 – 9 pm

Please join the Summerland Museum on June 8, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for the exhibit opening of Summerland Remembers the Defenders of the Empire. Refreshments will be served. More information can be found here: https://www.summerlandmuseum.org/new-events/2018/6/8/summerland-remembers-the-defenders-of-the-empire-exhibit-opening

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