Summerland connections The new 76th annual report of the Okanagan Historical Society has a number of Summerland connections. Besides articles about Summerland

South Okanagan featured in historical report

History buffs will find plenty of good reading in the Okanagan Historical Society’s 76th Annual Report published this fall.

History buffs will find plenty of good reading in the Okanagan Historical Society’s 76th Annual Report published this fall.

Many of the articles will be of particular interest to South Okanagan residents.

These articles include How Aurora Golden Gala Apple got Its Name (by Cheryl Hampson), Summerland Silt Bluffs (by Murray Roed); South Okanagan Secondary School burns down September 12, 2011 (by Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug); Restoration of Okanagan Salmon (by Jillian Tamblyn); and Penticton Secondary School: 100th Anniversary in 2012 (by Bryan Snider).

New this year is a section on the history of First Nations in the Okanagan Valley that includes articles written by Nancy J. Turner, Marlowe Sam, Delphine Derickson, David Gregory, Ellen Simmons and Robyn Kruger.

The reports are available from the Summerland Museum, open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

The report was edited by Summerland historian and author, David Gregory.

The Okanagan Historical Society is one of the oldest societies in B.C. dedicated to the preservation of local history.

Incorporated in 1925, the society has published a book each year, except during the Great Depression and World War II.

Seventy-six volumes represent the main work of the society. For information on the Summerland branch of the society, call 250-494-3439.

 

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