Summerland’s past featured in book about region’s history

This year’s Okanagan Historical Society book is now available at the Summerland museum. This is the 79th annual report.

This year’s  Okanagan Historical Society book is now available at the Summerland museum. This is the 79th annual report.

The cost of the book includes membership to the society. A portion of the money supports the local society and museum.

This year’s book features three Summerland articles.

One article illustrates Summerland’s fieldstone buildings: the Anglican stone church, the Stone House, and the Cartwright, Bowering and Spencer’s homes.

A second article describes in detail the Mary Spencer home.

The book also includes an article on the origins of the settlement of Priest at Garnett Lake; the Okanagan’s first non-native settlement.

Joe Smuin contributed an article on the centennial of the Kettle Valley Railway.

Ivan McLelland wrote about the 60th anniversary of the Penticton Vees’ defeat of the Soviet Union’s hockey team.

The book also describes the new Special Collections at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and the new West Bank First Nation’s museum;  sncewips.

 

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