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Okanagan Heritage Museum

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470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada
(250) 763-2417 www.kelownamuseums.ca

Every year, thousands of visitors enjoy the Okanagan Heritage Museum’s unique regional and worldly collections and exhibitions.

The Okanagan Heritage Museum offers award-winning traveling exhibits from around the world, and provides a home for exhibitions curated by the Kelowna Museums. Our galleries host some of the most engaging installations in the Central Interior of Brisith Columbia.

More than just local history, the Okanagan Heritage Museum also provides visitors with a comprehensive Ethnographic Gallery. This gallery allows visitors a chance to explore collections from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Our Kelowna focused exhibition space allows our visitors to go back in time to Kelowna before and during incorporation.

This museum is also home to two important facilities: the Kelowna Public Archives which serves as a public research facility, and the Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory which services the Kelowna Museums Society’s collections as well as other collections from around the Okanagan.

The Okanagan Heritage Museum serves as headquarters for the Kelowna Museums Society. It is located at 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC.

Admission is by donation.

 

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February 2020

Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

A beginners language course. These programs are led by Knowledge Carriers and Elders of the syilx Nation. 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…

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na’ʔk’ʷulamən (what we do) Workshops: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

A place for discussion on current First Nations topics. These programs are led by Knowledge Carriers and Elders of the syilx Nation. Do you guys want your land back? What does reconciliation mean? This discussion workshop is a space for everyone who is on a journey…

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Hockey: A Family Program

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 21,2020 at 10:00am

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

Skate on down to the museum with the whole family. Explore the feature exhibition “Hockey: More Than Just a Game”, design a hockey jersey and score big on the scavenger hunt. A museum hat trick! By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836…

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Kelowna Homeschooler School Level Heritage Fair 2019-20

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Join us for a school level Heritage Fair for homeschoolers (grades 4-10) at the Okanagan Heritage Museum in Kelowna. Find some inspiration on how to get started at www.bcheritagefairs.ca. Click here to for all the details and to register. Registration deadline is January 20, 2020…

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Hockey: A Family Program

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on February 21,2020 at 10:00am

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

Skate on down to the museum with the whole family. Explore the feature exhibition “Hockey: More Than Just a Game”, design a hockey jersey and score big on the scavenger hunt. A museum hat trick! By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836…

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na’ʔk’ʷulamən (what we do) Workshops: Making Herbal Balms

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Create your own balm with Okanagan inspired oils. These programs are led by Knowledge Carriers and Elders of the syilx Nation. Explore the world of ethnobotany from the syilx perspective. Using hand-made infusion oils and cultivated ingredients, make a herbal balm to take home. $15…

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March 2020

na’ʔk’ʷulamən (what we do) Workshops: Wild Tea Blends

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

Make your own tea blend inspired by Okanagan plants. These programs are led by Knowledge Carriers and Elders of the syilx Nation. Explore and sample wild local plants and their properties. Using selected wild and cultivated ingredients, make your own tea blend to take home.…

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April 2020

Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

A beginners language course. These programs are led by Knowledge Carriers and Elders of the syilx Nation. 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…

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