The Penticton Museum and Archives is home to the Brown Bag Lecture Series every Tuesday at 1 p.m. (Google View)

The Penticton Museum and Archives is home to the Brown Bag Lecture Series every Tuesday at 1 p.m. (Google View)

‘Myths of the Crusades’: Penticton Museum speaker ready to unravel historical narratives

The Brown Bag Lecture Series goes every Tuesday at 1 p.m. inside the city’s museum

The Penticton-based Brown Bag Lecture Series is going 900 years back in time at the city’s museum and archives next week.

Museum curator Dennis Oomen will present Myths of the Crusades on March 29 to unravel the “conflicting narratives” associated with the topic at hand.

“Although they happened over nine hundred years ago, the Crusades are still a part of our cultural and political conversation,” the museum wrote.

“Over hundreds of years, distortions and misconceptions have become part of the historical record.”

Oomen’s upcoming lecture is a change of guard for the Brown Bag Lecture Series, which is in recent weeks has explored more local and contemporary topics like homelessness in Penticton and the issues associated with animal welfare across B.C.

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The Tuesday lecture will begin at 1 p.m. inside the museum’s auditorium.

Admission is by donation only.

People interested in attending can register via Zoom or in person prior to the start of the lecture.


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