Okanagan Heritage Museum
Drawing thousands of visitors every year, the Okanagan Heritage Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Kewlona. The purpose of the Museum is to generate curiosity and appreciation for the diverse heritage of the Okanagan region.
The Museum houses a varied collection of exhibits: natural history, clothing, and various artifacts which give a glimpse of cultural history in the area. There are also international exhibits Various educational programs are held throughout the year. Open to locals and tourists, adults and children alike, these programs bring to life the area’s rich history and convey a deeper understanding of the social and community culture which existed in times past.
Also at the museum is an archive where a vast array of documents including, maps, government papers and plans are stored, generating a wealth of information for research. You can view thousands of photographs of the area from as long ago as the late 1800s. Within the museum is The Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory. The laboratory was created specifically to protect the artifacts and exhibits from the ravages of time, and constantly maintains optimum conditions for the collections.
Ideal for anyone with an interest in first nation artifacts and who would enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the past. Located at: 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 Telephone: (250) 763-2417