The South Similkameen Museum Society invites you to visit their newly designed website at www.keremeosmuseum.ca. Keep up to date with museum and community related activities under the events section; learn how the SSMS encourages community engagement in the museum resources section; visit the gallery section to view the collection of historic photographs capturing industry, buildings, and people; or browse to see if your family’s history is listed in the families on record section – presently, there are over fifty family histories collected.
If you would like to contribute a family story or historic photographs from your family’s collection, please contact us; it is the museum’s mission to collect and preserve the South Similkameen history and this goal can only be accomplished with your participation.
If viewing www.keremeosmuseum.ca leaves you wanting to see more historic images of the South Similkameen, visit the National Virtual Museums of Canada at www.virtuamuseum.ca and view the museum’s two virtual exhibitions: The Winds of Change – Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley; and the legends and Lore of the South Similkameen. With over two hundred historic and contemporary photographs curated by the South Similkameen Museum Society, you can take your time to enjoy viewing the exhibitions comfortably from your home, office or school. The museum encourages teachers and students to utilize the virtual exhibitions as an educational tool when learning about our regional history – every picture tells a story. This project was funded and software provided through the Canadian Heritage Information Network /Community Memories Program.
As an integral member of the community, part of the museum’s responsibility is to ensure free and accessible information for anyone who has interest in South Similkameen history. It is hoped that by sharing a part of the museum’s collection via our website and through the two virtual exhibitions, that those who cannot make it to the museum in person, will go online to learn and later to share their discoveries of the South Similkameen from a virtual experience.
The website will be maintained monthly, please visit it regularly.
The museum welcome our past members, families and interested individuals to join to SSMS: Membership is $10; volunteers are always welcome.