The Hidden Story of Okanagan Black History

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

How long has there been Black involvement in the Okanagan Valley? Despite being deliberately left out of historical records, Black people have been in the valley almost as long as the first settlers. Journey through the museum and find the different ways that Black people have contributed to Okanagan history. Using a puzzle sheet, decipher and discover the name of a historically significant Black Canadian. When you’re finished, receive a small prize and be entered into a draw for a Mosaic gift card!

By donation

The Hidden Story of Okanagan Black History

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

How long has there been Black involvement in the Okanagan Valley? Despite being deliberately left out of historical records, Black people have been in the valley almost as long as the first settlers. Journey through the museum and find the different ways that Black people have contributed to Okanagan history. Using a puzzle sheet, decipher and discover the name of a historically significant Black Canadian. When you’re finished, receive a small prize and be entered into a draw for a Mosaic gift card!

By donation

The Hidden Story of Okanagan Black History

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

How long has there been Black involvement in the Okanagan Valley? Despite being deliberately left out of historical records, Black people have been in the valley almost as long as the first settlers. Journey through the museum and find the different ways that Black people have contributed to Okanagan history. Using a puzzle sheet, decipher and discover the name of a historically significant Black Canadian. When you’re finished, receive a small prize and be entered into a draw for a Mosaic gift card!

By donation

The Hidden Story of Okanagan Black History

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

How long has there been Black involvement in the Okanagan Valley? Despite being deliberately left out of historical records, Black people have been in the valley almost as long as the first settlers. Journey through the museum and find the different ways that Black people have contributed to Okanagan history. Using a puzzle sheet, decipher and discover the name of a historically significant Black Canadian. When you’re finished, receive a small prize and be entered into a draw for a Mosaic gift card!

By donation

Jack and Pals – A Story of Service

Okanagan Military Museum 1424 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia

Can a photograph foretell the future of the people in it?  Hear the story of Jack McMillan and his pals — from their service in the Kelowna Volunteer Fire Brigade to the battlefields of France and back again. Where did they go? What did they do? Join us to learn more about them.

The Hidden Story of Okanagan Black History

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

How long has there been Black involvement in the Okanagan Valley? Despite being deliberately left out of historical records, Black people have been in the valley almost as long as the first settlers. Journey through the museum and find the different ways that Black people have contributed to Okanagan history. Using a puzzle sheet, decipher and discover the name of a historically significant Black Canadian. When you’re finished, receive a small prize and be entered into a draw for a Mosaic gift card!

By donation

The Hidden Story of Okanagan Black History

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

How long has there been Black involvement in the Okanagan Valley? Despite being deliberately left out of historical records, Black people have been in the valley almost as long as the first settlers. Journey through the museum and find the different ways that Black people have contributed to Okanagan history. Using a puzzle sheet, decipher and discover the name of a historically significant Black Canadian. When you’re finished, receive a small prize and be entered into a draw for a Mosaic gift card!

By donation
Recurring Event Los Tours del Museo

Los Tours del Museo

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Viaja con nosotros a través de la historia natural y humana del Valle del Okanagan. Conoce más acerca de sus características geológicas, biodiversidad, las Primeras Naciones y los primeros colonos.

By donation

The Hidden Story of Okanagan Black History

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

How long has there been Black involvement in the Okanagan Valley? Despite being deliberately left out of historical records, Black people have been in the valley almost as long as the first settlers. Journey through the museum and find the different ways that Black people have contributed to Okanagan history. Using a puzzle sheet, decipher and discover the name of a historically significant Black Canadian. When you’re finished, receive a small prize and be entered into a draw for a Mosaic gift card!

By donation

Family Day: Time Machine! 

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Celebrate Family Day by travelling back in time! Visit a number of historical time periods and encounter the dynamic heritage of Okanagan Valley. With a little help from immersive galleries, guided exploration, objects of wonder, and a bit of imagination, your family will experience Kelowna from prehistoric to modern times. In addition, have fun hunting for objects that are out of place in each time period. Find them all and enter to win a prize.

Free

Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone Level 2

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Would you like to greet students or visitors in nsyilxcən? Would you like to master some basic vocabulary, and gain a deeper understanding of syilx culture and connection to place? This workshop will give participants a start on pronunciation, greetings and language meaning. This class is for everyone, regardless of heritage.

$75

Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist – VIP TOUR

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Maybe you’ve heard of him, maybe you haven’t! Chief Dan George is a historically significant Tsleil Waututh chief who accomplished many important advancements in Indigenous rights and representation in media and song. Enjoy light refreshments and drinks, hear about his underground activism and stardom, listen to his iconic centennial speech, and participate in interpreting the exhibit from your own unique viewpoint.

$15