Extra! Extra! …I Read it in the Record

April 20, 2023 to September 4, 2023

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Extra! Extra! …I Read it in the Record

April 20, 2023 to September 4, 2023
Okanagan Heritage Museum

Explore Kelowna’s history through one of its early newspapers.

The Orchard City Record, later renamed the Kelowna Record, offers a fascinating snapshot of the city during the early 1900s. Front-page articles from the spring and summer editions showcase the people, places and events that helped shape Kelowna. Over 100 years later, many of the headlines are still captivating and relatable. Some reveal what mattered to residents, while others illustrate how much has changed – or remains the same.

The exhibition leads visitors through key topics that recur in the Record, including leisure and entertainment, health, transportation, agriculture and war. Enlarged newspaper articles, archival photos and artifacts support the stories.

What were the headlines in the early 1900s? Get the news straight off the very first edition of the Orchard City Record. Think typesetting a newspaper was easy? Try your hand at making straighter lines than the Record’s typesetter. Youngsters will enjoy the ‘Museum Marmot Newspaper Challenge’ – a kid-friendly way to explore the exhibition. 

Travel back in time to when the paper was hot off the presses!


Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

Special Hours

Monday, July 1 11:00am – 4:00pm



470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

(250) 763-2417

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Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $10 per person/$25 per family

Additional Programs & Services

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the athletes, coaches, and builders whose accomplishments have made them a part of history in the Central Okanagan.

Kelowna Public Archives

The Kelowna Public Archives, located at the Okanagan Heritage Museum, is a historical resource centre where public records and historical documents are kept and preserved for informational and research use.

Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory

A state-of-the-art Conservation Laboratory offering a variety of conservation services to the public, such as repairs, cleaning and polishing, mounting and protective enclosures.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Finding Fred Lee Documentary

Finding Fred Lee Documentary

Date May 31, 2024

Come experience a tour about Asian Canadians during the WW1 and WW2 at the Okanagan Military Museum. Following the tour, a short documentary film Finding Fred Lee will be screened and afterwards, creator and director, Jack Gin will provide a quick commentary and a Q n A...

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