Local History

Figure skaters in the old skating rink in the 1940s. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4034)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 26

A look a local history as recorded by the newspaper

  • Nov 27, 2020
Figure skaters in the old skating rink in the 1940s. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4034)
Arrowhead School in 1957. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 2306)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 19

A look back at some local history

  • Nov 19, 2020
Arrowhead School in 1957. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 2306)
Alice Lee, left, and Gilda Koenig with the Vernon and District Family History Society raised funds and got donations to put up a pair of commemorative rock monuments for people who died in the Vernon-based B.C. Provincial Home for the Aged between 1948 and 1961. <ins>The rocks were put in a row where 41 people from the home are buried, and to stop people from driving over the graves as a shortcut through the cemetery.</ins> (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon volunteers protect graves with unique row at cemetery

Engraved rocks commemorate some who died in Vernon’s B.C. Provincial Home For Aged from 1948-1961

Alice Lee, left, and Gilda Koenig with the Vernon and District Family History Society raised funds and got donations to put up a pair of commemorative rock monuments for people who died in the Vernon-based B.C. Provincial Home for the Aged between 1948 and 1961. <ins>The rocks were put in a row where 41 people from the home are buried, and to stop people from driving over the graves as a shortcut through the cemetery.</ins> (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Snowplow on Mackenzie Avenue in 1912. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 275)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 12

A look at Revelstoke’s history as recorded in the community newspaper for over 100 years

  • Nov 12, 2020
Snowplow on Mackenzie Avenue in 1912. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 275)
Revelstoke Board of Trade in original local courthouse, circa 1897. From bottom left: Dr. W.B. McKechnie, B.R. Atkins, T.E.L. Taylor, unknown, unknown, F.B. Wells, T. Haig, Mr. Hearne, Charles Shaw, Mr. Brewster, Robert Tapping, unknown (in back), Robert Wilson, unknown, H.A. Brown, unknown. (Photo from Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce celebrates 125 years

The organization has outlasted 16 Canadian prime ministers

Revelstoke Board of Trade in original local courthouse, circa 1897. From bottom left: Dr. W.B. McKechnie, B.R. Atkins, T.E.L. Taylor, unknown, unknown, F.B. Wells, T. Haig, Mr. Hearne, Charles Shaw, Mr. Brewster, Robert Tapping, unknown (in back), Robert Wilson, unknown, H.A. Brown, unknown. (Photo from Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
The Revelstoke Railway Museum’s new curator Laura VanZant shows off the organizations new train signal lights to help guests move safely through the building. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Railway Museum ‘lights up’ with new COVID-19 safety protocols

3D printed train signals helps guests navigate the museum

The Revelstoke Railway Museum’s new curator Laura VanZant shows off the organizations new train signal lights to help guests move safely through the building. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
SS Rossland at Arrowhead in 1905. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #142 photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 25

Flooding, new radio station and parking meters

SS Rossland at Arrowhead in 1905. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #142 photo)
A plaque is erected at Vernon’s MacDonald Park at what was once the site of a First World War Internment Camp from 1914-1920. The 100th anniversary of the end of the camps is Saturday, June 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan internment camps shut down 100 years ago

Vernon and District Family History Society to commemorate end of internment operations

A plaque is erected at Vernon’s MacDonald Park at what was once the site of a First World War Internment Camp from 1914-1920. The 100th anniversary of the end of the camps is Saturday, June 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The avalanche of 1910 killed 58 people. (Submitted by Revelstoke Museum and Archives P257)

110 years ago the mountain fell down on Rogers Pass

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

The avalanche of 1910 killed 58 people. (Submitted by Revelstoke Museum and Archives P257)
Penticton local historian Randy Manuel with a provincial map that has the original name of a mountain between Summerland and Penticton near where two men perished in 1908. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanagan mountain bore racist name for a half century

Nkawala Mountain was initially named in connection with the deaths of two black men.

Penticton local historian Randy Manuel with a provincial map that has the original name of a mountain between Summerland and Penticton near where two men perished in 1908. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Arnfinn Bergmann jumping at Revelstoke in 1950. (Earle Dickey/Revelstoke Museum & Archives 1365 photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Feb. 13

120 years ago: Revelstoke Herald, Feb. 13, 1900 Ten Revelstoke men left…

Arnfinn Bergmann jumping at Revelstoke in 1950. (Earle Dickey/Revelstoke Museum & Archives 1365 photo)
Avalanche shoot in Rogers Pass, circa 1960. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 2641)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 23

120 years ago: Revelstoke Herald, Jan. 20, 1900 Mr. Fayette Buker opened…

  • Jan 26, 2020
Avalanche shoot in Rogers Pass, circa 1960. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives photo 2641)