history

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for March 26

Spicy school meeting, theft at CPR and a proposal to host the 1968 Winter Olympics

  • Mar 30, 2020

 

Fur Brigade Trail was transportation route in Okanagan Valley

Transportation corridor passed through Nicola Prairie, now Summerland

 

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for March 19

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator…

  • Mar 27, 2020

 

Fur Brigade Trail on provincial heritage registry

Trail in Okanagan Vally was used during gold rush in late 19th century

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for March 12

120 years ago: Revelstoke Herald, March 14, 1900 Mrs. Wilkes opened the…

  • Mar 15, 2020

Tent homes were once used in Summerland

Temporary dwellings provided shelter until permanent homes were constructed

Inspirational women of Revelstoke’s past

Cathy English Curator of Revelstoke Museum and Archives Writing a column on…

  • Mar 8, 2020

MacDonald School in Summerland had a long history

Downtown elementary school, named after well-loved principal, operated for almost 80 years

110 years ago the mountain fell down on Rogers Pass

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

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed

A quarter of a century ago, different businesses were on Main Street

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Feb. 27

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator…

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Thumbprint, hairbrush: Franklin wreck in Nunavut waters reveals sailors’ lives

In 2019, the Parks Canada team produced extraordinary images of the HMS Terror

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Feb. 20

120 years ago: Revelstoke Herald, Feb. 16, 1900 The first game on…

Kamloops sculptor casting Canada’s forefathers in bronze

Four of Canada’s early prime ministers will be cast in bronze at a shop in Knutsford, B.C.

  • Feb 9, 2020

Discussions focus on preserving heritage cabin in Summerland

Building in Trout Creek is the oldest in Summerland and one of the oldest in the Okanagan

Vernon instructors Restore TV stars’ dance moves

Rust Valley Restorers compete in Dancing with the Shuswap Stars on air

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 30

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator…

  • Jan 30, 2020

Pioneer families lived in Summerland’s Prairie Valley area

Darke and Dale families played roles in community’s early history

Hudson’s Bay spotlights old Vernon store

Old downtown department store remembered fondly