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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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September 2019

Draw By Night – Kelowna’s Amusing Past

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Kelowna Museums is happy to host the next Draw By Night party! Drawing will be set up amongst the new exhibit "Kelowna's Amusing Past", where participants will be inspired and draw from the Okanagans' bygone amusement parks, entertainment centres and festivals. This event is free…

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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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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

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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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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