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October 2019

Nakulamen series: Fall Harvest Ceremonies and Feasting

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Participants will explore how various First Nations give thanks through gatherings, ceremonies and feasting. Particular attention will be paid to local syilx (Okanagan) practices. This workshop will include the origins of Thanksgiving, agricultural practices of First Nations, the Four Food Chiefs, making trail mix and…

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Halloween Nightwings

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 29,2019 at 3:00pm

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Whooo is flying around at night in the Okanagan? All ages welcome for this not-so-scary Halloween adventure! By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 education@kelownamuseums.ca

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Mason Bee Winter Workshop

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada V1Y 1Z8 Canada

GET YOUR MASON BEE COCOONS READY FOR WINTER! So you had mason bees this year. You brought your mason bee hotel into your house or garage in June. Now you want to prepare them for overwintering. Come to the Laurel Packinghouse on Saturday, October 26th…

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The Battle of the Gothic Line and the British Columbia Dragoons

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Okanagan Military Museum, 1424 Ellis Street
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A5 Canada

Presented by Captain (Ret’d), Professor Howard Hisdal, CD, MA The way the 1944 Gothic Line battle is portrayed in the history books varies greatly. Join Professor Howard Hisdal as he looks at this moment in WWII and the momentous role the BC Dragoons played in…

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Halloween Nightwings

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 29,2019 at 3:00pm

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Whooo is flying around at night in the Okanagan? All ages welcome for this not-so-scary Halloween adventure! By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 education@kelownamuseums.ca

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November 2019

A Cemetery Tour: When Death Comes Calling

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9V7 Canada

Are you brave enough to walk amongst the dead? Join us for an all-new tour and hear true stories of Kelowna's more peculiar passings. Prepare for a fright, and remember...death comes for us all! This is an outdoor event. Dress for chills. Be prepared for…

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A Cemetery Tour: When Death Comes Calling

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, BC Canada

Are you brave enough to walk amongst the dead? Join us for an all-new tour and hear true stories of Kelowna's more peculiar passings. Prepare for a fright, and remember...death comes for us all! This is an outdoor event. Dress for chills. Be prepared for…

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Nakulamen series: Traditional Shelters

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Take a journey with us exploring the traditional shelters and lifestyles of First Nations’ from around Turtle Island, with a particular focus on syilx (Okanagan). Participants will make their own edible shelters (that the kids will love to eat!). $15 per adult $7.50 per child…

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Finding Your Soldier Online

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Okanagan Military Museum, 1424 Ellis Street
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A5 Canada

Presented by Major (Ret'd) Paul Randall, CD, MSc Learn about the various web sites and online resources that you can use to find soldiers who served in the Great War. Using a soldier's file, you will discover how to read their military record and other…

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Over the Top

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Okanagan Military Museum, 1424 Ellis Street
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A5 Canada

Presented by Carla-Jean Stokes, MA, Curator (Historic O’Keefe Ranch) Discover fact and fiction behind some of WWI’s iconic photographs in this eye-opening presentation. Carla-Jean’s presentation will focus on the work of famous war photographer Ivor Castle, including the myth of the photograph ‘Over the Top,’…

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Remembrance Day Open House

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Okanagan Military Museum, 1424 Ellis Street
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A5 Canada

  Discover local contributions to Canada’s military history at the Okanagan Military Museum. Special 15 minute talks throughout the day. Each talk features a different topic. Visit the cenotaph to remember. Explore the Okanagan Military Museum. Free parking at the Memorial Parkade. By donation For…

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The Torch Passes: Remembrance and Commemoration 2020+

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Okanagan Military Museum, 1424 Ellis Street
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A5 Canada

Military Historian Keith Boehmer looks ahead to Canadian Remembrance ceremonies in the next decade as the Second World War veterans pass away.  Who will lead these ceremonies?  What elements may change?  Will Remembrance Day still be relevant to Canadians? Join Keith in exploring these challenging questions.…

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Nakulamen series: Natural Dye and Rawhide

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Decorate your own rawhide necklace or keychain using natural dye made from Oregon grape! In this workshop the process of making natural dye from plants will be taught in a hands-on activity. $15 per adult $7.50 per child Click here for tickets For more information,…

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December 2019

Nakulamen series: Native Tree Ornaments

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Join us for a family fun morning decorating your own tree ornaments. Themes include buckskin gloves, ribbon shirts and dresses, stylish coyotes, as well as mini teepees and canoes. $15 per adult $7.50 per child Click here for tickets For more information, please contact: Jen…

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