Okanagan Military Museum
Meet the people from the Okanagan Valley who served in the armed forces
Step inside this museum, and you will feel the passion of its founders. Investigate artifacts from the South African War, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and contemporary military operations. The Okanagan Military Museum is devoted to the preservation and greater awareness of Okanagan military heritage, and reveals how locals contributed to events on the world stage.
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Admission is by donation.
Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family
Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives
Located at the Okanagan Military Museum
Want to learn more?
Visit our Okanagan Military History website for information and articles from our military historians.
About the Okanagan Military Museum
The Okanagan Military Museum is devoted to the preservation and greater awareness of Okanagan military heritage, and reveals how locals contributed to events on the world stage. A visit to the Okanagan Military Museum fosters a greater connection to the Okanagan men and women who served.
The Okanagan Military Museum Society [OMMS] formed in 1987 and opened the Okanagan Military Museum on November 11, 1999. Operations of the OMM merged with the Kelowna Museums Society in 2006, however the OMMS board is still active and works with the Kelowna Museums Society in many aspects of the operation of the museum.
The Okanagan Military Museum is home to one of the best firearms collections in Canada. It hosts a significant collection of uniforms, insignia, badges, and equipment, including artifacts from the Boer War, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and contemporary military operations. The Okanagan Military Museum is also home to the Vince Bezeau Military Archives and Library is open to researchers.
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