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Renovations breathe new life into Kelowna museum

The revitalized Kelowna museum.
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July 06, 2019 - 12:54 PM

KELOWNA - A ribbon cutting ceremony in Kelowna today symbolized a new era for its long-running museum.

The Okanagan Heritage Museum has been a fixture in Kelowna for decades. Its permanent gallery has undergone a multi-year renovation process. Curators have edited the collection to allow for the exposure of new stories, perspectives, and artefacts.

"This is truly a renewal of the Okanagan Heritage Museum," said Linda Digby, executive director of the Kelowna Museums Society, in a press release. "Our museum is alive with intriguing, relevant new stories, and I have no doubt that our guests will find the changes and reimagined exhibits absolutely fascinating."

People attending the ribbon-cutting for the renovated museum on July 6. Okanagan Indian Band Elder Eric Mitchell led an interpretation of an on-site syilx winter home.

The Kelowna Museums Society has existed in one form or another since 1936. You can learn more about them here.

Admission to the Okanagan Heritage Museum on 470 Queensway Avenue is a suggested donation of $5.

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