Celebrate historic neighbours during Heritage Week

Heritage Week starts Monday, Feb. 18 and runs until Feb. 24.

  • Feb. 19, 2013 7:00 p.m.
The Gibson family arrived in Keremeos in 1911 and built the basement of their family home and spent their first winter snug in their home consisting of a living area and kitchen. In the spring of 1912 they completed the main story of the house leaving their “below stairs kitchen” as was the British tradition.  On the main floor they built a drawing room

The Gibson family arrived in Keremeos in 1911 and built the basement of their family home and spent their first winter snug in their home consisting of a living area and kitchen. In the spring of 1912 they completed the main story of the house leaving their “below stairs kitchen” as was the British tradition. On the main floor they built a drawing room

Heritage Week starts Monday, Feb. 18 and runs until Feb. 24.

It’s the perfect opportunity to explore your local heritage and learn more about the role historic neighbours play in your community.

This year’s Heritage Week theme is Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and  Neighbourhoods. The character and warmth of historic homes and heritage  neighbourhoods enhance a community’s attractiveness and liveability with  their vintage house styles, gardens, landscapes and boulevards and  create a positive sense of well-being throughout a community.

B.C.’s historic buildings, structures and cultural landscapes help  residents and visitors appreciate and understand the province’s  heritage. These treasures are not only a direct connection to our own  past, they also serve as a boost to the tourism industry by providing  visitors a tangible highlight to their experience that encourages return  trips for years to come.

Keremeos has its own neighbourhood historic home in the well known  “Gibson House,” located on Tenth Avenue. Gibson House today finds new life as a location for local artists to gather and practise their crafts.