From the Ukraine to Penticton: An Immigrant's Story from his Son's Perspective
Contributed/Penticton Museum & Archives
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January 26, 2017 - 2:13 PM
PENTICTON - Dave Morgenstern will recount the experiences of his father, Emil Morgenstern, who immigrated from the Ukraine to Canada with his "mother", "sister" and other family members in 1920 to escape the ravages of the First World War.
Emil lived in McNutt, Saskatchewan in 1921 for a time until the cold drove him west and he settled in Penticton. He was one of the first orchardists in the area. His success as an orchardist can be attributed in parts to his 'tree sense', mechanical aptitude and support from his wife and children. Learn more about the challenges and humourous situations that Emil encountered as traveled to Canada and settled in Penticton in this Brown Bag Lecture.
The Penticton Museum will be hosting another popular series of Brown Bag Lectures every Tuesday from noon - 1pm in the Fall and Spring. Anyone wanting to spice up their lunch hour with interesting presentations and discussions on a variety of heritage and culture topics are encouraged to come to the museum auditorium and enjoy some great brain food.
Presentations are in the Museum Auditorium (785 Main St) and include coffee, tea and confections.
Admission is by donation.
Suggested donation is $2 for adults, $1 for children
Brown Bag Lecture: January 31, 2017
Speaker : Dave Morgenstern
Topic : From the Ukraine to Penticton: An Immigrant's Story from his Son's Perspective
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