Our Team

For general inquiries please contact the Information Desk at the Okanagan Heritage Museum:

250-763-2417 or info@kelownamuseums.ca


Linda Digby – Executive Director

Christopher Butt – Operations Manager
250.763.9292 ext. 23


Mallery Barnett – Web & Social Media Coordinator

Keith Boehmer – Military Historian
250.763.9292 ext. 29

Nikki Bose – Curator of Collections
250.763.2417 ext. 23

Maria Garcia – Museum Services Coordinator
250.763.2417 ext. 31

Tara Hurley – Archivist
250.763.2417 ext. 25

Jasmine Marshall – Exhibition Coordinator
250.763.2417 ext. 22

Victoria Severinski – Bookkeeper
250.763.9292 ext. 26

Allison Wardle – Archives Assistant
250.763.2417 ext. 25

Jenna Kiesman – Laurel Enterprise Coordinator

Ryan Wong – Museum Assistant

Alana Firedancer – Indigenous Programming Assistant


Erik Beardmore – Education Assistant


Marshall Bond – Education Assistant


Board of Directors

Howard Hisdal, President
Colin Flannigan, Vice President
Stuart Grant, Treasurer
Miah Olmsted, Secretary
Tom Fellhauer
Bill Wang
Ying Zhu
Trinda Wager
Christine McWillis, Ex-Officio



Kelowna Museums Locations

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Kelowna’s flagship museum, the Okanagan Heritage Museum, invites visitors to discover how the Okanagan Valley was formed, to gain insights into the world of our syilx hosts, to learn about the arrival of traders and settlers and so much more.

Okanagan Military Museum

Devoted to the preservation and greater awareness of Okanagan military heritage, the Okanagan Military Museum features uniforms, insignia, badges, firearms and fascinating stories of how locals have contributed to events on the world stage.

Laurel Packinghouse

One of Kelowna’s most historic and beloved buildings, the Laurel Packinghouse is the oldest and largest packinghouse in BC. Part atmospheric rental venue, part museum, this is a building that charms both locals and visitors alike.

Kelowna Museums’ Upcoming Events & Workshops

Men and Morale: Canadian Army Training at Vernon Military Camp, 1939-1946

Men and Morale: Canadian Army Training at Vernon Military Camp, 1939-1946

During the Second World War, the Vernon Military Camp was the most important army training facility in the interior of British Columbia. Thousands of Canadian citizens became soldiers in
Vernon between 1939 and 1946. Not only was the Vernon camp a basic training centre, but also
a detention centre, an army headquarters, a military hospital, and a specialized battle drill school.

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Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone

Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone

ould 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.

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