The Summerland Museum is celebrating Heritage Week from Feb. 20 to 24 with free events that spotlight the community’s heritage.
The week kicks off on Monday, Feb. 20 with B.C. Family Day and the launch of the museum’s Discovery Passports for kids. These “passports to the past” are full of activities, trivia and puzzles designed to engage the next generation with the story of Summerland.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Giant’s Head Brewing will host Trivia Night. the quiz is on Summerland history and offers the chance to win prizes.
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, geologist Andrew Holder will discuss Summerland’s unique geology.
On Thursday, Feb. 23, the museum is offering a community scanning morning. Museum staff will be on hand to digitalize old photos and documents, helping locals to preserve their memories in digital format.
A member appreciation reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 24. All existing and new members are invited to enjoy beverages, mingling, and an open house of the proposed museum addition.
Heritage Week follows a range of special events held by the museum in 2022. In addition to involvement in the Festival of Lights and the Fall Fair, the museum has hosted family-friendly events such as the Halloween Haunted Museum, which drew more than 500 participants.
Other programs include Lunchtime Lectures presented by local historian David Gregory and popular guided walking tours.
The museum set a new record for attendance in 2022, with more than 3,800 visitors, by far surpassing pre-COVID numbers.
For more information about the Museum’s programming, please visit www.summerlandmuseum.org or call 250-494-9395.
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