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The primary objective of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is to educate community members, researchers and visitors, in an interesting and dynamic way, on the varied history and heritage of the Greater Vernon area through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts and archival records reflecting events, activities, and interests related to the social and natural history of the region. We pride ourselves in serving the interests of all our local and surrounding communities, and those visiting, by carrying out these functions in a manner that is enlightening and innovative, while maintaining highest museum standards and practices.

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Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
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Address 3009 - 32nd Ave

Vernon, BC
V1T 2L8
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Phone (250) 542-3142
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Key Contact Tracy Satin
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Website www.vernonmuseum.ca
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The primary objective of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is to educate community members, researchers and visitors, in an interesting and dynamic way, on the varied history and heritage of the Greater Vernon area through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts and archival records reflecting events, activities, and interests related to the social and natural history of the region. We pride ourselves in serving the interests of all our local and surrounding communities, and those visiting, by carrying out these functions in a manner that is enlightening and innovative, while maintaining highest museum standards and practices.

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May 10, 2018

Celebrate the Valley: Farm to Table Dinner

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA) will be hosting Celebrate the Valley: Farm to Table Dinner as the wrap up event for their featured travelling exhibition “The Social Life of Water.” Dinner guests will begin the evening inside the Museum for an intimate cocktail hour with a signature beverage paired with a sampling of appetizers. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle and view the “The Social Life of Water” exhibit, while enjoying live background music. Following the cocktail hour, guests will make their way outside. Here they will be seated at long charmingly decorated tables to enjoy a delicious three course, family-style meal amongst the beautifully landscaped Spirit Square. Soft acoustic music will play in the background and complete the evening. Having a meal celebrating the bounty that is produced in our area is a great way of highlighting home-grown food and beverages sourced within the Okanagan Watershed. All of our menu items are locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested. This thoughtful cuisine will be prepared by Basket Case Picnics and Catering, boasting a reputation for delectable regional cuisine. Your $75 ticket includes a one-of-a-kind dining experience, a sumptuous regional meal, and a selection of cocktails, wine and cider provided by local producers. Limited seating is available. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum or by phone, prior to May 3rd. We regret that tickets will not be available after that date or at the door. For more information on this 19+ event call 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on Facebook.

Event Date: May 10th, 2018 - 06:00pm

Mar 3, 2018

Chinese Lantern Festival

Location: Greater Vernon Museum & Archives, 3009 - 32nd Ave. Vernon, BC Dates: Saturday March 3rd, 2018 Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm Tickets: $50/person Phone: 250-542-3142 Join the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA) and the Chinese community in celebration of the Chinese Spring Lantern Festival, Yuan Xiao Ji, on Saturday March 3rd, 2018. The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month of the Chinese calendar, this day also marks the last day of Chinese New Year when there is a full moon. This year the Museum will be highlighting this important celebration, which brings together family, friends and loved ones, on the night on March 3rd, from 5pm to 8pm. The evening festivities will be held in an intimate, comfortable setting and will include a traditional Chinese Lantern Festival dinner, provided by the Royal Garden Restaurant, one free drink, and dance performances by the Rejoicing Team of the Okanagan Chinese Baptist Church. A limited cash bar will also be available. The Chinese Lantern Festival is the first event in the newly created GVMA’s Celebrate & Learn Series, the brainchild of Vernon Museum Director/Curator, Tracy Satin. “The intention of this new series is to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance of all the cultures that are a part of the Greater Vernon community. We invite everyone with open arms to come out and Celebrate & Learn with us here at the GVMA.” Tickets for this Greater Vernon Museum & Archives Fundraiser are $50 per person and can be purchased at the museum prior to the event. For more information, please contact the museum at 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on Facebook. Make sure to leave some time when you pick up your tickets to view the Royal BC Museum’s Gold Mountain Dream exhibit. This travelling exhibition explores how the gold rush not only changed the landscapes and lives in BC, but how this monumental event changed China, as people flocked to a rugged land in search of fortune. The last day to view this exhibit will be Wednesday February 28th. The purpose of the Rejoicing Team of the Okanagan Chinese Baptist Church is to share Chinese cultures with the community through song and dance.

Event Date: March 3rd, 2018 - 05:00pm

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