Presentation outlines Research Station’s past

The Summerland Museum and Heritage Society is holding its Annual General Meeting this Saturday, March 1 at the IOOF Hall at 7 p.m.

The Summerland Museum and Heritage Society is holding its Annual General Meeting this Saturday, March 1 at the IOOF Hall at 7 p.m.

Their speaker will be Frank Kappel speaking on The Summerland Research Station: A Century in Progress.

Whether you are a long-term resident of Summerland or relatively new to the community there is always lots of interesting things at the museum.

Explore the early history of our community and see the early tent houses used by early settlers and how the development of the Kettle Valley Railway shaped our community.

If you are a train enthusiast be sure to check out the KVR layout on the upper level that depicts the railway circa 1950.

There is also an exhibit on the influence and contributions of the Japanese-Canadian residents of Summerland.

They also have a series of information including photographs available online at www.summerlandmuseum.org

Are you a walker? If so have you seen the Museum’s Walking Tour of Summerland’s Historic Downtown?

This is just one of several brochures they have created outlining the background of various places in Summerland.

If you are interested in combining history and melodrama why not attend The Big Broadcast this weekend at the Shatford Centre in Penticton.

This is an opportunity to relive history with a modern twist and support the efforts of Peach City Radio as they work towards creating a co-op radio station in Penticton.

In 1936, a cast of 110 Penticton singers, dancers and actors performed in a “pretend” radio show at the Shatford Centre to raise money for Gyro Park.

This weekend’s show pays tribute to Penticton history and features a cast of local talent and many familiar names.

It will feature music and vignettes in the first half and a melodrama play Moonshine Over Manitou: Temperance Tantrum in a Troubled Town in the second half.

For those who attended the fundraising melodrama for the Summerland Resource Centre last April you will know that audience members are encouraged and expected to cheer for the hero and heroine and boo the villain.

Tickets are available at the Dragon¹s Den and the Shatford Centre in Penticton. Performances are Feb. 28 and March 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

 

The Arts Palette column is written by David Finnis, publicity chair and president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.