Mackenzie Avenue, with Mount Macpherson in the background, in 1940. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 655)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 22

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

  • Oct 23, 2020


To guarantee water supply in 1933, Summerland’s Dominion Research Station (now Summerland Research and Development Centre) installed its own Okanagan Lake pumping station. Today, all communities on Okanagan Lake use lake water to supplement their water systems, except the District of Summerland. (Photo courtesy Summerland Museum)

Dominion Research Station once drew water from Okanagan Lake

In 1930s, facility in Summerland used lake water to have a guaranteed supply


Diphtheria outbreak affected Summerland in 1911

Contagious bacterial infection had 10 per cent fatality rate


Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 8

Local history pulled from newspaper archives

  • Oct 8, 2020

Okanagan woman shocked by return of letter in a bottle, after 31 years

‘I honestly didn’t think it would get past the beaver pond.’

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 17

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

  • Sep 18, 2020

Fewer people, but more visits added to North Okanagan museum

‘Often, you may have the entire museum to yourself and your group, which could be very cool.’

Okanagan Historical Society requests action from Summerland

Three heritage projects have been presented to municipality

Glimpses pf Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 3

What was making headlines 100 years ago?

  • Sep 4, 2020

40-year-old treasure map unearthed in Revelstoke school during renovations

‘I hope there won’t be too many holes to fill before school starts’ says Columbia Park principal

Summerland’s history featured in Okanagan Historical Society’s annual report

Three local historians have contributed articles to 2020 publication

Summerland had first electrical system in Okanagan Valley

Community’s electrical utility was created in 1905

First wedding in Summerland was held in 1904

Harry Dunsdon and Annie Stevens were both from Middlesex, England

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 27

From the Revelstoke Museum & Archive archives

  • Aug 27, 2020

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 20

Jack Snoddy Archives assistant 130 years ago: The Kootenay Star, Aug. 18,…

  • Aug 21, 2020

Movie was filmed in Summerland in 1978

Who’ll Save Our Children was aired on CBS Dec. 16, 1978

  • Aug 18, 2020

Hunting cabins were built west of Summerland

Area around Darke Lake was once known as the Piggeries

Sternwheelers once plied Okanagan Lake

Vessels once transported passengers and goods along the Okanagan Valley

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 30

First ascent of Mt. Sir Donald, Three Valley Gap upgrades and Governor General visits

  • Jul 27, 2020

Active volcanoes in South Okanagan

Crater Mountain is one of 16 volcanoes of the Penticton Group of Volcanoes