Summerland featured in historical report

The Okanagan Historical Society has just published its 78th annual report.

The Okanagan Historical Society has just published its 78th annual report.

The book contains historical articles from the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen Valleys.

Featured in this year’s book are articles about Summerland’s Okanagan College 1906-1914, the Verrier Award and the Barclay Ranch house.

Summerland’s Okanagan College was one of Western Canada’s first institutes of higher learning.

Located on the north slope of Giant’s Head Mountain, its buildings were historic landmarks of our community.

The Verrier Award is Summerland’s most prestigious community award: initiated by our students to remember a classmate.

The Barclay Ranch House is probably Summerland’s most important heritage building.  Built by David Lloyd Jones, it was purchased by George Barclay and moved from Jones Flat to its present location on Victoria Road, in time for the Barclay wedding in 1897.

The Okanagan Historical Society was founded in 1925. For most of those years, the Society has published an annual report. The earlier reports are available at no cost from the digital collections of the University of British Columbia. Visitdigitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/ohs.

In recent years the society has expanded its activities to include a student essay contest as well as the very  popular student  historical video contests, which are part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Education at UBCO.

The book can be purchased at the Summerland Museum. The cost includes an annual membership to the society.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Priest Camp near Summerland was created in 1845

Agreement formed between Grand Chief Nicola (1793-1859) and Father Giovanni Nobili (1812-1856)

COLUMN: Choosing a face to show the world

It will not be easy to select the face to display on Canada’s new $5 bill

Summerland Steam lose twice in Junior B hockey action

Next action for Junior B hockey team is on Friday, Jan. 17 in Summerland

Summerland drama students to stage Matilda

Story by Roald Dahl will be presented at Centre Stage Theatre in February

Petition to install safety barriers on Hwy 97 garners over 500 supporters

Yesterday a fatal collision on Hwy 97 claimed the life of one individual

After cashing in on QB gambles, Chiefs and 49ers to clash in Super Bowl

KC beats Tennessee, San Francisco dispatches Green Bay to reach NFL title game

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Kelowna’s Tess Critchlow gears up for World Cup at Big White

Critchlow is a professional snowboarder competing for Team Canada in the boardercross competition

Victoria family focuses on ‘letting go, enjoying time together’ after dad gets dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

Some experts say this could be worse for forestry than the 2008 financial crisis

Northern B.C. RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in downtown Smithers

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital following RCMP investigation at Sedaz

UBC, Iranian-Canadian community create memorial scholarship in honour of victims

The Jan. 8 crash killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs

Most Read