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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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March 2019

Our Shared History: Talking Circle

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

A workshop offered by Wildrose Native Traditions and hosted by Kelowna Museums and the  Kelowna Art Gallery. Participants will be introduced to a significant historical document from the Chiefs of the Shuswap, Okanagan and Couteau Tribes from 1910, followed by a discussion on past, current…

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Mystery 2.0: The Case of the Missing Music

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 21,2019 at 10:00am

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

Gather clues, meet the suspects, and solve the mystery of the missing music! Kids and caregivers alike will enjoy the suspense and excitement of this real 'whodunit' style mystery. Suggested $10 family donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Traditional Storytelling with Anona: Family Program

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Traditional Storytelling - Join Anona as she takes you on an entertaining and interactive journey by sharing traditional Okanagan stories called captikwł  (chap-teek). The Okanagan people spread knowledge through an oral history spanning thousands of years.  She will introduce you to the characters, explaining why…

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Mystery 2.0: The Case of the Missing Music

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 21,2019 at 10:00am

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

Gather clues, meet the suspects, and solve the mystery of the missing music! Kids and caregivers alike will enjoy the suspense and excitement of this real 'whodunit' style mystery. Suggested $10 family donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Living the Seasons: The syilx (Okanagan) Calendar

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

A workshop offered by Wildrose Native Traditions and hosted by Kelowna Museums. A presentation of the 13 month calendar, focusing on activities related to each season. Interactive and hands-on. Attendees participate in the storytelling, handle objects, witness demonstrations and sample food. Click here for tickets…

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Bugs: Small Superheroes

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 29,2019 at 10:00am

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

They may be tiny, but they are mighty! Discover some of the smallest superheroes of the Okanagan. Suggested $10 family donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Special Guests: The Bug Guys

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 29,2019 at 1:00pm

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

Our special guests, The Bug Guys, will be presenting their favourite live critters. Suggested $10 family donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]   For more info about our special guests, click the logo below:

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Bugs: Small Superheroes

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 29,2019 at 10:00am

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

They may be tiny, but they are mighty! Discover some of the smallest superheroes of the Okanagan. Suggested $10 family donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Special Guests: The Bug Guys

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 29,2019 at 1:00pm

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

Our special guests, The Bug Guys, will be presenting their favourite live critters. Suggested $10 family donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]   For more info about our special guests, click the logo below:

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

A workshop offered by Wildrose Native Traditions and hosted by Kelowna Museums. This is a cultural competency workshop where participants are invited to submit questions (ahead of time, or during the workshop). Example questions are: What does reconciliation mean? Do you want your land back?…

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