Museum

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

 

The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)

Osoyoos Museum gets over $7k boost after year-long fundraising campaign

The campaign was started to help the museum’s new location construct a second level

 

Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)

Brittany Newman: preserving the impact of COVID-19 in Golden for future generations

Newman has been with the museum for over a decade now

 

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 Museum and Archives is home to the Brown Bag Lecture Series every Tuesday at 1 p.m. (Google View)
The public’s role in keeping domestic cats and birds safe will be discussed at the Penticton Museum and Archives’ next Brown Bag Lecture Series on March 22. (Pixabay)

Roaming cats kill 350 million birds a year, says Penticton Museum guest speaker

Animal welfare discussion will headline the next Brown Bag Lecture Series on March 22

The public’s role in keeping domestic cats and birds safe will be discussed at the Penticton Museum and Archives’ next Brown Bag Lecture Series on March 22. (Pixabay)
A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)

5 things people may not know about homelessness in Penticton

100 More Homes Penticton will be among presenters of the next Brown Bag Lecture March 8

A survey of Penticton youth shows that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)
Gary Wilson (right) joined by his wife, Raini, at the Peachland Museum in reconnecting with a vintage collector’s item meant to go on his 1953 Chevrolet Pickup. (Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson)

Peachland man reconnects with vintage collector’s item after thinking it was stolen

The curator of the Peachland Museum found a plaque on side of the road when travelling on Highway 97

Gary Wilson (right) joined by his wife, Raini, at the Peachland Museum in reconnecting with a vintage collector’s item meant to go on his 1953 Chevrolet Pickup. (Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson)
Students in Summerland used a horse-drawn school bus to travel to and from school in 1915. On Jan. 25, Penticton Museum and Archives will present a lecture discussing travel in the Okanagan over 100 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Take a trip back in time with latest Brown Bag Lecture Series at Penticton Museum

Historian Randy Manuel talks transportation and trails in the good ol’ days on Jan. 25

Students in Summerland used a horse-drawn school bus to travel to and from school in 1915. On Jan. 25, Penticton Museum and Archives will present a lecture discussing travel in the Okanagan over 100 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
In 2019, the Summerland Museum restored an old gas pump, which is now on display in the museum. While the gas pump will remain in the museum, certain deaccessioned artifacts will be sold in an auction. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Museum to auction items

Items to be sold are damaged, duplicates or not needed for museum’s mandate

In 2019, the Summerland Museum restored an old gas pump, which is now on display in the museum. While the gas pump will remain in the museum, certain deaccessioned artifacts will be sold in an auction. (Summerland Review file photo)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria museum puts call out for maritime stories from B.C.’s LGBTQ2S+ community

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at the Maritime Museum in May

Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)

Documentary to be filmed at Penticton Museum’s next Brown Bag Lecture

The medium-sized film will take a look at Penticton’s Lake-to-Lake bike route project

The Penticton Library and Museum on Main Street is in need of replacing. The city is looking at creating a new arts and cultural centre that holds the Penticton Art Gallery, library and the museum all in one building. (Google View)
The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)

Sylix Okanagan nation, Oliver come together for anniversary celebrations

The Oliver & District Museum will open an exhibit for the One Hundred X One Hundred commemoration

The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives falls victim to graffiti. (Facebook photo)

Graffiti painted over Vernon museum entrance

Picture posted to Facebook forum generates angry, disappointed responses

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives falls victim to graffiti. (Facebook photo)
Cultivating Safe Spaces workshop facilitator, public speaker and author Elaine Alec hosts online forums through the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (Contributed)

Timely exhibit puts Indigenous history in North Okanagan spotlight

Cultivating Safe Spaces workshop and Legacy of Hope exhibit at museum

Cultivating Safe Spaces workshop facilitator, public speaker and author Elaine Alec hosts online forums through the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (Contributed)
Vernon Cadet Camp Museum operations manager Maria Brunskill puts the finishing touches on one of the many displays for The Winged Lightning Bolt Exhibit which opens on Friday, May 21, in the Sun Valley Mall on 30th Avenue. (Wayne Emde Photo)

Okanagan cadet camp museum sets up in temporary location

With the Vernon Army Camp closed due to COVID, museum sets up display in downtown Vernon

Vernon Cadet Camp Museum operations manager Maria Brunskill puts the finishing touches on one of the many displays for The Winged Lightning Bolt Exhibit which opens on Friday, May 21, in the Sun Valley Mall on 30th Avenue. (Wayne Emde Photo)
The Penticton Museum and Archives reopened Aug. 18, 2020 after being closed for months due to COVID-19. (Google maps photo)

Out of the Ordinary artifacts focus of upcoming Penticton Museum exhibition

In June the Royal BC Museum’s Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in B.C. exhibit will open

The Penticton Museum and Archives reopened Aug. 18, 2020 after being closed for months due to COVID-19. (Google maps photo)
A model of the upcoming Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre features a water theme with a sternwheeler at the north entrance and a dugout canoe to the south. (Photo contributed)

Water theme, pinball and fun to flow through Salmon Arm’s new Children’s Museum

Museum & discovery centre expected to open in May with lots of hands-on learning

A model of the upcoming Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre features a water theme with a sternwheeler at the north entrance and a dugout canoe to the south. (Photo contributed)
Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)

Summerland Museum launches membership drive

Initiative will run throghout March

Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)
<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo

Take to the skies – virtually – with Penticton museum exhibit

The Penticton Museum is launching a new interactive exhibit that allows visitors…

<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo