Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)

Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)

Summerland Museum launches membership drive

Initiative will run throghout March

The Summerland Museum and Archives Society is hoping to gain more subscribers during its membership drive in March.

Pat McCutcheon, the society’s membership coordinator, said the goal of the drive is to bring in more people who have an interest in the history of the community.

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“We are looking forward to securing a membership base of citizens who care about Summerland’s history, and we look forward to welcoming back visitors when we can provide safe access to the museum and a healthy experience for staff and visitors,” she said.

Adult memberships are available for $25, with student and senior memberships for $15. Corporate memberships and life memberships are available at $100 each.

McCutcheon said the museum is an important part of the community and in understanding its past.

While the museum is closed to the public because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the archivist/curator is working on reorganizing stored archives in preparation of working on the archive backlog.

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