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J.R. Hull Meat Market (later Needham Builders Supply building) at the corner of Douglas and King Streets, circa 1900. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 849)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 4

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

Reid Graham (left to right) of the Manitoba Historic Resources Management Branch, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray, Alta., area in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brittany Romano **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Very early’: Scientists date when humans first came to Alberta’s oilsands region

First signs of people around Fort McMurray appear to be 11,000 to 13,000 years ago

 

Opening day of the Trans-Canada Highway through Rogers Pass, 1962. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2615)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 21

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

 

Revelstoke Lacrosse Team at Kamloops, 1902. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1132)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 14

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

Revelstoke Lacrosse Team at Kamloops, 1902. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1132)
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Mummified baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon was likely weeks old when she died

Nun cho ga being preserved in freezer storage while next steps are determined

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
Revelstoke Multicultural Society float in Canada Day parade, circa 1985. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2459)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 7

Local history as told by the newspaper of the day

  • Jul 7, 2022
Revelstoke Multicultural Society float in Canada Day parade, circa 1985. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2459)
KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence is the new home of the World War II de Havilland Mosquito (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Historic Mosquito warplane finds new home in Kelowna

The de Havilland Mosquito is also known as Mossie or the Wooden Wonder

  • Jun 30, 2022
KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence is the new home of the World War II de Havilland Mosquito (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Murder mystery set aboard Summerland steam train

Story inspired by actual events from early 1920s

Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Isabel Coursier of Revelstoke held the women’s world record for ski-jumping with a jump of 84 feet in 1922. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 909)

Council approves installation of Isabel Coursier statue

The life-sized piece will be unveiled at this years LUNA Festival on Sept. 24

Isabel Coursier of Revelstoke held the women’s world record for ski-jumping with a jump of 84 feet in 1922. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 909)
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Nearly complete, 30,000-year-old mummified baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon

Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin elders named the mummified mammoth Nun cho ga meaning “big baby animal.”

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
(Vancouver archives)

Bowser plans birthday celebration for Mike, B.C.’s famous bartending dog

Pooch became a small-town Vancouver Island sensation in the ’30s and ’40s for his tavern exploits

(Vancouver archives)
The man in the photo is believed to be a “Johnny” based on the written note: “to Margaret, from Johnny.” (Justyn Atherley/Special to The Star)

‘To Margaret from Johnny’: Aldergrove man finds mystery photo in his attic

Local mystery adds to uptick in unsolved documents, says museum president

The man in the photo is believed to be a “Johnny” based on the written note: “to Margaret, from Johnny.” (Justyn Atherley/Special to The Star)
This is the second oldest map of the Okanagan Valley, created by fur trader Archibald McDonald in 1827. It shows Nicola’s Prairie and the river was called the Nicola River, now Aeneas Creek. 
(Summerland Museum photo)

Grand Chief Nicola played important role in Okanagan history

19th-century leader’s land once included most of the region

  • Jun 23, 2022
This is the second oldest map of the Okanagan Valley, created by fur trader Archibald McDonald in 1827. It shows Nicola’s Prairie and the river was called the Nicola River, now Aeneas Creek. 
(Summerland Museum photo)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Twelve-Mile Ferry, circa 1930. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 3039)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 16

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Jun 16, 2022
Twelve-Mile Ferry, circa 1930. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 3039)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)

Victoria man surprised to learn he authored 1966 note in B.C. beach time capsule

Letter found 56 years later by Rathtrevor Beach tourists

Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Travelling through the history of transportation in the South Okanagan

Boats and trains were once dominant forms of travel

Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

B.C. family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Vancouver Island beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)
Revelstoke Railway Y.M.C.A. building on First Street East, circa 1910. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 490)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 9

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Jun 9, 2022
Revelstoke Railway Y.M.C.A. building on First Street East, circa 1910. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 490)
Editors of Okanagan Women’s Voices – Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Dr. Lally Grauer and Dr. Janet MacArthur – present an online panel discussion June 16. (Contributed)

Okanagan women’s voices speak up for Indigenous History Month

Museum’s Reading for Reconciliation Series

Editors of Okanagan Women’s Voices – Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Dr. Lally Grauer and Dr. Janet MacArthur – present an online panel discussion June 16. (Contributed)