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The Okanagan Historical Society is one of the oldest societies in British Columbia dedicated to the preservation of local history. Incorporated in 1925, the society has published a book each year save during the Great Depression and World War II. The first volume was a mere thirty pages; the present volume is 226 pages. You become a member of the Okanagan Historical Society by purchasing the most recent annual publication.

 

The society is composed of branches that represent semi-autonomous organizations focused on their local communities from Osoyoos to Salmon Arm. These seven branches have at least two or three meetings each year and host lectures, picnics, tours, and banquets. They are involved in a variety of local history projects. Articles of historical importance to each branch are submitted to the branch editor who vets the essay and passes it onto the editor of Okanagan History. Each branch is represented on the Executive Council which meets in Kelowna three times a year. The Annual General Meeting of the society rotates through each of the branches.       

 

Members and guests are welcome to attend our events which occur throughout the Valley year round.

 

 

 

 

 

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Okanagan Historical Society

Address P.O. Box 22105, Capri Post Office

Kelowna, BC
V1Y 9N9
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Phone (250) 718-5928
Fax
Business
Keywords
History, Not-for-Profit Society
Key Contact Tracy Satin
Email ohskelownabranch@gmail.com
Website okanaganhistoricalsociety.org/
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The Okanagan Historical Society is one of the oldest societies in British Columbia dedicated to the preservation of local history. Incorporated in 1925, the society has published a book each year save during the Great Depression and World War II. The first volume was a mere thirty pages; the present volume is 226 pages. You become a member of the Okanagan Historical Society by purchasing the most recent annual publication.

 

The society is composed of branches that represent semi-autonomous organizations focused on their local communities from Osoyoos to Salmon Arm. These seven branches have at least two or three meetings each year and host lectures, picnics, tours, and banquets. They are involved in a variety of local history projects. Articles of historical importance to each branch are submitted to the branch editor who vets the essay and passes it onto the editor of Okanagan History. Each branch is represented on the Executive Council which meets in Kelowna three times a year. The Annual General Meeting of the society rotates through each of the branches.       

 

Members and guests are welcome to attend our events which occur throughout the Valley year round.

 

 

 

 

 

What We Offer

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Oct 22, 2016

Fall Social

Please join the Okanagan Historical Society, Kelowna Branch, at their Fall Social and partake in High Tea on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Missionwood Retirement Resort (1075 Barnes Avenue: at Gordon Drive) between 1:30 and 3:30pm. Sweet and savoury treats will be served and Pat Walls, chairman of the Father Pandosy Mission Committee, will give an historic-related presentation. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at Mosaic Books, the Okanagan Heritage Museum or by calling 250.862.2801. For more information contact: Cathy Jennens 250-862-2801 cjennens@telus.net

Event Date: October 22nd, 2016 - 01:30pm

Aug 27, 2016

Old Fashioned Family Social

The Okanagan Historical Society, Kelowna Branch, will be hosting an Old Fashioned Family Social at the Father Pandosy Mission Saturday, August 27th from 11am – 3 pm. This fun event is for all ages, so bring your family and friends! There will be demonstrations and activities including old fashioned clothes washing, spinning and weaving, museum displays, face painting and antique fire trucks and tractors. So come out and join us for some old fashioned fun!! Admission: $2 per adult/ $5 per family Father Pandosy Mission 3685 Benvoulin Road (at the corner of Benvoulin and Casorso Rds) Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7 For more information contact: Cathy Jennens 250-862-2801 cjennens@telus.net

Event Date: August 27th, 2016 - 11:00am

Jul 10, 2016

FAMILY PIONEER PICNIC

The Kelowna Branch Okanagan Historical Society will be holding their annual ‘FAMILY PIONEER PICNIC’ behind Parkinson Recreation Centre, next to the creek SUNDAY, JULY 10TH, 2016 10:00 am to 1:00 pm This year we are recognizing the arrival of LAKE COUNTRY Families to the area … All OHS Members and Pioneers are welcome, and bring your Families … Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee, juice, cake and ice cream will be provided OHS publication ‘Kelowna Street Names – Their Origins’ as well as our OHS Annual Reports will be available to purchase. Contact: L. Marshall klmarshall@shaw.ca 250-717-6765 http://okanaganhistoricalsociety.org

Event Date: July 10th, 2016 - 10:00am

Mar 19, 2016

Kelowna Okanagan Historical Society 68th Annual General Meeting and Dinner

Interested in participating in our local history? Join us for the 68th Annual General Meeting of the Kelowna Branch Okanagan Historical Society at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way) on Saturday, March 19, 2016. This year our guest speaker is Dave Sparrow, who will be discussing Early CHBC-TV and High School Football in Kelowna. Tickets are $35 and include a wonderful dinner, your branch annual membership and our newsletter updates informing all on what the Society is up to. There are several events throughout the year and lots of project to keep everyone busy and engaged in our local and regional history. Tickets can be purchased at Mosaic Books, the Okanagan Heritage Museum or from one of the Kelowna Branch Directors. All tickets must be purchased in advanced. Doors open at 5:00pm – Dinner at 6:00pm For more information, please contact Chris Jennens at cjennens@telus.net or call 250-862-2801

Event Date: March 19th, 2016 - 05:00pm

Oct 24, 2015

High Tea

Please join the Okanagan Historical Society, Kelowna Branch, at their Fall Social and partake in High Tea on Saturday, October 4th, at the Missionwood Retirement Resort (1075 Barnes Avenue: at Gordon Drive) between 1:30 and 3:30pm. Sweet and savoury treats will be served and President Bob Hayes will give an historic-related presentation. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at Mosaic Books, the Okanagan Heritage Museum or by calling 250.862.2801. For more information contact: Cathy Jennens 250-862-2801 cjennens@telus.net

Event Date: October 24th, 2015 - 01:30pm

Aug 22, 2015

Old Fashioned Family Social

The Okanagan Historical Society, Kelowna Branch, will be hosting an Old Fashioned Family Social at the Father Pandosy Mission Saturday, August 22nd from 11am – 3 pm. This Branch fundraising event is for all ages, so bring your family and friends! ($2 for adults/ $5 for families) There will be lots of demonstrations and activities including old fashioned clothes washing, spinning and weaving, calligraphy and face painting. Have fun and learn at the Westbank First Nation Museum booth and admire the antique fire trucks and tractors, children can even ride a mini-train! There will also be lots of entertainment for all to enjoy and Hermco Street Food will be onsite selling burgers, hot dogs, and fries – yum! So come out and join us for some old fashioned fun!! For more information or to volunteer contact: Cathy Jennens 250-862-2801 cjennens@telus.net Location: Father Pandosy Mission 3685 Benvoulin Road (at the corner of Benvoulin and Casorso Rds) Kelowna, BC

Event Date: August 22nd, 2015 - 11:00am

Apr 4, 2015

67th Annual General Meeting: Kelowna Branch Okanagan Historical Society

Interested in participating in our local history? Join us for the 67th Annual General Meeting of the Kelowna Branch Okanagan Historical Society. This year our guest speaker is Heather Berringer the Chief Librarian at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. Heather will be speaking on “Making Fonds Out of Nothing At All”. Heather will share with us the story of how our Okanagan campus is bringing some of its local collections out of a broom closet and into a reading room, and how the Library is encouraging the community to play an active role in this development. Tickets are $35 and include a wonderful dinner, your branch annual membership and our newsletter updates informing all on what the Society is up to. There are several events throughout the year and lots of project to keep everyone busy and engaged in our local and regional history. Tickets can be purchased at Mosaic Books, the Okanagan Heritage Museum or from one of the Kelowna Branch Directors. All tickets must be purchased in advanced. Location: 5:00pm – Dinner at 6:00pm Parkinson Recreation Centre 1800 Parkinson Way Kelowna, BC V1Y 4P9

Event Date: April 4th, 2015 - 05:00pm

Aug 5, 2014

Historical Society Old Fashion Family Social

The Okanagan Historical Society, Kelowna Branch, will be hosting an Old Fashioned Family Social at the Father Pandsoy Mission on August 23rd from 11am – 3 pm. This Branch fundraising event is for all ages, so bring your family and friends. There will be lots of pioneer type activities including old fashioned clothes washing, spinning and weaving, and calligraphy demonstrations. Have fun and learn at the Westbank First Nation activity booth and admire the antique fire trucks and tractors, children can even ride a mini-train! There will also be lots of entertainment for all to enjoy including the Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers and Accordionist Remee Pecco. Hermco Street Food will be onsite selling burgers, hot dogs and fries and there will be water, juice, pop and ice cream for sale as well. Entrance is $2 for adults and $5 for families. For more information or to volunteer, contact Cathy Jennens 250-862-2801 or send an e-mail to cjennens@telus.net

Jul 4, 2014

FAMILY PIONEER PICNIC

The Kelowna Branch Okanagan Historical Society will be holding their annual ‘FAMILY PIONEER PICNIC’ behind Parkinson Recreation Centre, next to the creek on SUNDAY, JULY 27TH, 2014, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This year the Picnic will be recognizing the arrival of RUTLAND Families to the area. All Okanagan Historical Society Members and Pioneers are welcome, and bring your Families! Please also bring a bag lunch. Coffee, juice, cake and ice cream will be provided to everyone free of charge. Society publications ‘Kelowna Street Names – Their Origins’, as well as our Annual Historical Reports will be available for purchase. For more information please contact: L. Marshall klmarshall@shaw.ca 250-717-6765 http://okanaganhistoricalsociety.org Parkinson Recreation Centre 1800 Parkinson Way Kelowna V1Y 4P9

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