Historical society talk examines J.M. Robinson

Pioneer was founder of Peachland and Naramata, co-founder of Summerland

J.M. Robinson

The Summerland Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society will host historian Brian Wilson on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Summerland Seniors Village.

Wilson is the executive director of the Okanagan Archive Trust Society. He also publishes the society’s Archivos magazine. This society has the largest collection of historic photographs in the Okanagan.

The topic of the presentation is John Moore (J.M.) Robinson. Recently, the Okanagan Archive Trust Society acquired a large, previously private collection, of Robinson photographs and documents.

Included in the collection is Robinson’s diary.

Robinson was the founder of Peachland and Naramata and was co-founder of Summerland along with Sir Thomas Shaughnessy and Sen. J.N. Kirchhoffer.

The cost is by donation. Funds go to support historical society activities.

Following the presentation, the public is invited to attend the branch society’s annual general meeting. This society has been active since 1925 and the 82nd issue of the annual report will be published this year.

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