Summerland Museum & Archives Society

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Featured Photos of the Month
If you are interested in copies of any of the photos featured, please contact us!
"Beach Days"

  • Summerland children at a birthday party in 1920
    Summerland children at a birthday party in 1920
  • A young woman wearing a 1920s swimsuit and holding a sun parasol.
    A young woman wearing a 1920s swimsuit and holding a sun parasol.
  • People enjoying the water at the old Rotary Beach in 1963
    People enjoying the water at the old Rotary Beach in 1963
  • Girls at Powell Beach in 1942.
    Girls at Powell Beach in 1942.
  • Three people on a wooden structure in 1933.
    Three people on a wooden structure in 1933.
  • Friends Swimming at Crescent Beach in 1924.
    Friends Swimming at Crescent Beach in 1924.
  • Two girls in a Trout Creek swim spot in the 1930s.
    Two girls in a Trout Creek swim spot in the 1930s.
  • Red Cross swim classes at Powell Beach in 1948.
    Red Cross swim classes at Powell Beach in 1948.
  • Youth swimming at a United Church camp in 1927.
    Youth swimming at a United Church camp in 1927.
Summerland children at a birthday party in 1920
Summerland children at a birthday party in 1920

Join Dr. Kathleen Jagger for  interpretive geology tours in Summerland on July 23, 2016 and August 13, 2016. Learn simple identification techniques along with a little of Summerland's geological history. Transportation will be provided from the Summerland Museum.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  For more information call the Summerland Museum at 250.494.9395.

It's Summertime! Pack more into your summer and come check out our temporary summer-themed exhibits featuring butterflies and exquisite paintings of the Okanagan.  Enjoy a few moments of contemplation, while your children learn more about the world of butterflies.  And don't forget to browse through our vintage label  gifts and merchandise during your visit.


Its Happening! We are wrapping up a three month renovation project that will allow the Museum to show original exhibitions in our newly modernized gallery room--and there are more changes in the works.  


To help ensure the future vitality of the Museum we are adopting a more sustainable approach to building our unique collections and exhibitions. 


Part of this approach involves implementing an acquisitions by appointment only system.  High priorities for acquisitions include items that directly support the Museum's mandate and can be used for research, exhibits or educational purposes.


As of June 25, 2016, the Museum will be taking acquisitions by appointment only on Friday's and Saturday's from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. To book an appointment please call the Museum or send us an email at info@summerlandmuseum.org.


It has been an exciting year for the Museum, and we look forward to you being a special part of it.