Local History

Mackenzie Avenue in the late 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 655)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 16

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Sep 19, 2021

 

Washout at Connaught Tunnel, September 1931. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4249)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 9

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Sep 9, 2021

 

Construction of Mica Dam in the 1970s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 2

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Sep 5, 2021

 

Volunteer university students Keagan Edwards of Port Moody (top) and Holly O’Neil of Maple Ridge search for artifacts at the site of the First World War Monashee Internment Camp east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Digging into history east of Cherryville

Abbotsford anthropologist and team search for indications of what life was like

Volunteer university students Keagan Edwards of Port Moody (top) and Holly O’Neil of Maple Ridge search for artifacts at the site of the First World War Monashee Internment Camp east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
SS. Columbia (left) and SS Lytton at the steamboat dock at the south end of Front Street, circa 1891. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 696)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 26

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Aug 26, 2021
SS. Columbia (left) and SS Lytton at the steamboat dock at the south end of Front Street, circa 1891. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 696)
Illecillewaet Dam in 1900. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 778)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 19

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Aug 20, 2021
Illecillewaet Dam in 1900. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 778)
Bryan Adams performing at Centennial Park in Revelstoke on Aug. 10, 1991. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 10356)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 12

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Bryan Adams performing at Centennial Park in Revelstoke on Aug. 10, 1991. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 10356)
Tournament at the Revelstoke Lawn Bowling Club, circa 1920s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 10613)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug.5

History as recorded by the local newspaper of the day

Tournament at the Revelstoke Lawn Bowling Club, circa 1920s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 10613)
Enterprise Brewery, at the corner of Third Street and Charles, circa 1950s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1633)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 29

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Enterprise Brewery, at the corner of Third Street and Charles, circa 1950s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1633)
Opening of the Revelstoke Cricket Pavilion, July 21, 1921. Photo by W. Barton. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 17)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 22

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Jul 25, 2021
Opening of the Revelstoke Cricket Pavilion, July 21, 1921. Photo by W. Barton. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 17)
Revelstoke High School in 1915. The building in the background was Central Elementary School. Revelstoke High School was later used as Mountain View Elementary. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 159)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 15

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Jul 18, 2021
Revelstoke High School in 1915. The building in the background was Central Elementary School. Revelstoke High School was later used as Mountain View Elementary. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 159)
Interior of McKinnon’s Cigar Store and Pool Hall. Construction began on the 
building in July 1911. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 7078)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 8

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

Interior of McKinnon’s Cigar Store and Pool Hall. Construction began on the 
building in July 1911. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 7078)
Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)
Rafting on Williamson’s Lake, 1920. Photo by Emma Roberts. 
(Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 1568)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 1

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Jul 2, 2021
Rafting on Williamson’s Lake, 1920. Photo by Emma Roberts. 
(Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 1568)
Boat in swift water, possibly Death Rapids, 1921. From the collection of J.W. French. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 5395)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for 24

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Jun 27, 2021
Boat in swift water, possibly Death Rapids, 1921. From the collection of J.W. French. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 5395)
Eagle Pass Mountain Lookout in 2014. (Kevin Lavelle)

Eagle Pass Mountain Lookout turns 100 years old

It is located west of Revelstoke

  • Jun 22, 2021
Eagle Pass Mountain Lookout in 2014. (Kevin Lavelle)
Skip Bartholomew’s sons, Stephen, current production manager (left) and Josh, current controller (C) with current Wayside owner Neil Perry. Overlooking tables of memories that have been collected and preserved over the past 100 years.

PHOTOS: A century of service from Wayside in Vernon

The press and printing company, founded by Harold George Bartholomew, turns 100 in 2021

Skip Bartholomew’s sons, Stephen, current production manager (left) and Josh, current controller (C) with current Wayside owner Neil Perry. Overlooking tables of memories that have been collected and preserved over the past 100 years.
Back by popular demand for the summer is Spallumcheen’s Historic O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga With Goats program. (Contributed)

Okanagan yoga going to the goats

Furry four-legged creatures take part in one-hour yoga lessons with you at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch this summer

Back by popular demand for the summer is Spallumcheen’s Historic O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga With Goats program. (Contributed)
Revelstoke Courthouse shortly after it was completed in 1913. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 5980)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 3

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Revelstoke Courthouse shortly after it was completed in 1913. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 5980)
Golfers at Revelstoke Golf Course in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 387)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 27

History recorded by the newspaper of the day

Golfers at Revelstoke Golf Course in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 387)