Mary Spencer’s legacy recounted

Presentation about Summerland photographer will take place on Friday evening.

Mary Spencer is considered British Columbia’s most famous female photographer.

She is best known for her work in Kamloops.

Later, she made Summerland her home.

She was the photographer when the famous train robber Bill Miner was captured and imprisoned in Kamloops.

Spencer photographed the capture and the trial of Miner in Kamloops in 1906, at a time when it was unusual for women to even attend courtroom proceedings.

Sherril Foster has recently published an excellent book on the life of Spencer.

Foster will be the guest speaker at the Okanagan Historical Society’s next meeting.

Her presentation will take place on Friday Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Summerland Seniors’ Village.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no cost, but donations would be appreciated.

 

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