The Brown Bag Lecture Series is returning with a presentation from retired library technician Glenna MacKenzie on Jan. 18. (Google View)

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is returning with a presentation from retired library technician Glenna MacKenzie on Jan. 18. (Google View)

Prominent businessman during Penticton’s early days topic of next Brown Bag Lecture

Glenna MacKenzie will talk about theatre owner Charles A.C. Steward on Jan. 18

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is officially returning to the Penticton Museum and Archives to spice up people’s lunch hour after an over one-month hiatus.

On Jan. 18, the series will make its return with a presentation from Glenna MacKenzie about prominent Penticton businessman Charles A.C. Steward.

Steward made his mark on the Peach City during the early 1900s when he ran a furniture store and movie theatre before becoming involved in the Southern Okanagan Lands Project.

He was born in England and moved to Penticton before his passing in 1949.

MacKenzie is slated to discuss the mark Steward left on Penticton with the museum’s audience starting at 12 p.m. on Jan. 18.

As a businessman in a newly formed city, Steward was also known as an orchardist.

Several guest speakers have made their way to Penticton’s museum to take part in the Brown Bag Lecture Series, including a German filmmaker who shot a documentary about the city’s bike lane during the series’ last installment on Nov. 30.

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

All of the series’ talks can be found on the museum’s YouTube page.

The museum’s next guest speaker, MacKenzie, is a retired library technician and an avid genealogist.

MacKenzie’s presentation on Jan. 18 will be available for viewing via ZOOM and in-person. Capacity for the talk at the museum is limited to 25 people, amid COVID-19 concerns.

Admission to the lecture is by donation.

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