Lecture will examine Priest Camp

The Village Lecture Series continues in April with the topic, Priest Camp Historic Park.

The Village Lecture Series continues in April with the topic, Priest Camp Historic Park.

The Summerland Museum and the Historical Society will host the presentation.

Priest Camp Historic Park was officially opened in February 1998 by B.C. Historian Harley Hatfield.

The park is located at the south end of Garnett Lake and comprises of 50 acres of land.

The settlement of Priest was the first non-native settlement in the Okanagan Valley, 15 years before Pandosy’s Mission in Kelowna.

It was founded in 1845 by Giovanni Nobili and it was also the first settlement in British Columbia that was not fortified.

This site was used during the fur trade. In 1848 the settlement was abandoned during the California Gold Rush.

It regained its importance in 1858 during British Columbia’s Cariboo Gold Rush.

This presentation takes place on Thursday, April 3 at 6:45 p.m. at Summerland Senior’s Village (Sagebrush Theatre.)

There is no cost and all are welcome.


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