Local History

Alice Lee, left, and Gilda Koenig with the Vernon and District Family History Society raised funds and got donations to put up a pair of commemorative rock monuments for people who died in the Vernon-based B.C. Provincial Home for the Aged between 1948 and 1961. <ins>The rocks were put in a row where 41 people from the home are buried, and to stop people from driving over the graves as a shortcut through the cemetery.</ins> (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon volunteers protect graves with unique row at cemetery

Engraved rocks commemorate some who died in Vernon’s B.C. Provincial Home For Aged from 1948-1961

 

A plaque is erected at Vernon’s MacDonald Park at what was once the site of a First World War Internment Camp from 1914-1920. The 100th anniversary of the end of the camps is Saturday, June 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan internment camps shut down 100 years ago

Vernon and District Family History Society to commemorate end of internment operations

 

The avalanche of 1910 killed 58 people. (Submitted by Revelstoke Museum and Archives P257)

110 years ago the mountain fell down on Rogers Pass

The avalanche of 1910 is still Canada’s worst avalanche disaster

 

Penticton local historian Randy Manuel with a provincial map that has the original name of a mountain between Summerland and Penticton near where two men perished in 1908. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan mountain bore racist name for a half century

Nkawala Mountain was initially named in connection with the deaths of two black men.

Penticton local historian Randy Manuel with a provincial map that has the original name of a mountain between Summerland and Penticton near where two men perished in 1908. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A First Nation’s speaker gives a presentation during one of the Penticton Museum and Archives Brown Bag Lecture Series. The program has been running for over 30 years. The next presentation will feature members of the Penticton Toastmakers. (Submitted photo)

Penticton Museum to host Brown Bag Lecture

Members of the Penticton Toastmasters will discuss how the organization has changed their lives.

A First Nation’s speaker gives a presentation during one of the Penticton Museum and Archives Brown Bag Lecture Series. The program has been running for over 30 years. The next presentation will feature members of the Penticton Toastmakers. (Submitted photo)