history

In 1993, Summerland’s downtown featured an Old English theme. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland once had Old English theme

Design guidelines were introduced in late 1980s

In 1993, Summerland’s downtown featured an Old English theme. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Revelstoke Elks Lodge committee chairman Clancy Boettger uses old-time railway technology to present a cheque to Revelstoke Railway Museum’s director Jim Cullen to fund COVID-19 materials and supplies to be used in re-opening the Revelstoke Railway Museum. (Submitted)

Revelstoke Railway Museum gets local donation for COVID-19 supplies

The museum does not have a re-opening date yet

Revelstoke Elks Lodge committee chairman Clancy Boettger uses old-time railway technology to present a cheque to Revelstoke Railway Museum’s director Jim Cullen to fund COVID-19 materials and supplies to be used in re-opening the Revelstoke Railway Museum. (Submitted)
R.C. “Dick” Palmer, his father R.M Palmer and his brother Frank Palmer were all active in horticultural research. R.C. Palmer worked in Summerland and was the third superintendent of the Summerland Research Station. He was named Summerland’s Good Citizen of the Year in 1949. (Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Palmer worked with apple breeding program in Summerland

Horticulturalist initiated the apple breeding and the clonal rootstock programs in 1920s

  • May 21, 2020
R.C. “Dick” Palmer, his father R.M Palmer and his brother Frank Palmer were all active in horticultural research. R.C. Palmer worked in Summerland and was the third superintendent of the Summerland Research Station. He was named Summerland’s Good Citizen of the Year in 1949. (Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Lloyd Bennison, Kaare Lien, John McInnes, Howard MacDonald in 1960. Lein was accompanied by McInnes in departing to world championships in Zakopane, Poland, after being named to the Canadian national ski jumping team. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #6917 photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 14

New airport, fountain and famous ski jumpers arrive

Lloyd Bennison, Kaare Lien, John McInnes, Howard MacDonald in 1960. Lein was accompanied by McInnes in departing to world championships in Zakopane, Poland, after being named to the Canadian national ski jumping team. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #6917 photo)
Gertrude Angwin traveled to Mineola and volunteered nursing care in 1918. Mineola was the centre of the influenza epidemic. (Summerland Museum photo)

Spanish influenza affected British Columbia

Epidemic a century ago had three distinct waves

  • May 17, 2020
Gertrude Angwin traveled to Mineola and volunteered nursing care in 1918. Mineola was the centre of the influenza epidemic. (Summerland Museum photo)
Nurses at Queen Victoria Hospital. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Nurses at Queen Victoria Hospital. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Conkle Mountain in Summerland is part of the Penticton group of volcanos. The name originates from pioneer William Conkle. He sold his cattle ranch in Summerland in 1891 and moved to Rock Creek. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland mountain part of a group of volcanos

Conkle Mountain in Summerland is one of 16 in the Penticton group of volcanos

Conkle Mountain in Summerland is part of the Penticton group of volcanos. The name originates from pioneer William Conkle. He sold his cattle ranch in Summerland in 1891 and moved to Rock Creek. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Downie Hill on the Big Bend Highway, circa 1940. Earle Dickey, photographer. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 300)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 7

Plane crash, beach constructed at Williamson’s Lake and reward offered for Brianne Wolgram

Downie Hill on the Big Bend Highway, circa 1940. Earle Dickey, photographer. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 300)
Kelowna History: Police chief kills two in Mayfair Hotel murders of 1932

Kelowna History: Police chief kills two in Mayfair Hotel murders of 1932

A look back at one of the most shocking events in Kelowna’s history

Kelowna History: Police chief kills two in Mayfair Hotel murders of 1932
Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past

Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past

Spanish influenza, from 1918 to 1920, took a toll on the world

Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past
Vehicles parade through Cloverdale in 1946. The actual parade is unknown as there were six in Cloverdale that year – May Day, the Rodeo, the Kinsmen’s Gymkhana (June 29th), the Fall Fair, August Memorial Service, and the Wild West Show. (Image courtesy of Surrey Historical Society)

BCHF conference once again slated for Cloverdale

Surrey Historical Society to host 2021 history conference

Vehicles parade through Cloverdale in 1946. The actual parade is unknown as there were six in Cloverdale that year – May Day, the Rodeo, the Kinsmen’s Gymkhana (June 29th), the Fall Fair, August Memorial Service, and the Wild West Show. (Image courtesy of Surrey Historical Society)
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland

George Barclay’s Trout Creek Ranch was purchased in early 1900s

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland
The library was housed in the current Revelstoke City Hall. It moved into the Community Centre in 1979. Photo from Stocks Studio. (Submitted by Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Revelstoke library celebrates 100 years

When it first opened it had roughly 600 books

The library was housed in the current Revelstoke City Hall. It moved into the Community Centre in 1979. Photo from Stocks Studio. (Submitted by Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
THE KAT RANCH                                The KAT Rancha, in the North Beach area, operated from 1941 until 1958. The partners were Larry Kelly, Ted Atkinson and Eileen Tomlin, hence the name KAT. (Summerland Museum photo)

KAT Ranch operated in North Beach area between Summerland and Peachland

Partners grew peaches, tomatoes and zucca melons on property

THE KAT RANCH                                The KAT Rancha, in the North Beach area, operated from 1941 until 1958. The partners were Larry Kelly, Ted Atkinson and Eileen Tomlin, hence the name KAT. (Summerland Museum photo)
Mastodon Mine, 17 miles north of Revelstoke, in the 1950s. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 2744)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for April 16

Cathy English Curator, Revelstoke Museum & Archives 120 years ago: Revelstoke Herald,…

Mastodon Mine, 17 miles north of Revelstoke, in the 1950s. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 2744)
The St. Stephen Anglican Church building in Summerland was constructed in 1909. The stone church has become a landmark in the community. (Summerland Museum photo)

Summerland has long tradition of faith

First church in the community was set up in the late 1800s

The St. Stephen Anglican Church building in Summerland was constructed in 1909. The stone church has become a landmark in the community. (Summerland Museum photo)
Golden Spike Days Parade on Mackenzie Avenue, circa 1945. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives Photo 4938)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for April 2

New lamposts, CPR fire and book tax

  • Apr 7, 2020
Golden Spike Days Parade on Mackenzie Avenue, circa 1945. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives Photo 4938)
A can of dehydrated vegetable mix packaged at the historic Bulmans Cannery in Vernon, possibly before the Second World War, has become a YouTube hit. (New England Wildlife and More screen photo)

Okanagan soup canned nearly 90 years ago gets taste test

YouTube shows man taking contents from old Bulmans Cannery vegetable mix and making, eating soup

A can of dehydrated vegetable mix packaged at the historic Bulmans Cannery in Vernon, possibly before the Second World War, has become a YouTube hit. (New England Wildlife and More screen photo)
(Summerland Museum map)

Land once belonged to Grand Chief Nicola

Summerland was once known as Nicola Prairie

  • Apr 5, 2020
(Summerland Museum map)
THE DALE FAMILY This photograph shows the Dale family their first home, a tent house, close to where the intersection of Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road is located today. From left are Margaret Dale, George, Ruth on her horse Pearl and Thomas Dale. (Summerland Museum photo)

Colouring book will feature images of Summerland

Project is a joint initiative of Summerland Museum and Summerland Community Arts Council

THE DALE FAMILY This photograph shows the Dale family their first home, a tent house, close to where the intersection of Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road is located today. From left are Margaret Dale, George, Ruth on her horse Pearl and Thomas Dale. (Summerland Museum photo)