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Featured Photos of the Month
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"Stepping into Fall"

  • Fall Fair display set up by the residents of Trout Creek at Ellison Hall. Ca. 1920s.
    Fall Fair display set up by the residents of Trout Creek at Ellison Hall. Ca. 1920s.
  • Fruit displays at the Fall Fair. Ca. 1912.
    Fruit displays at the Fall Fair. Ca. 1912.
  • Photography of Charles P. Nelson on display at the Fall Fair. Ca. 1911.
    Photography of Charles P. Nelson on display at the Fall Fair. Ca. 1911.
  • The Fall Fair at the old Memorial Arena, overlooking people and exhibits. September, 1961.
    The Fall Fair at the old Memorial Arena, overlooking people and exhibits. September, 1961.
  • Two children looking over the top of the sign, which states Summerland Fruit Fair. Ca. 1960.
    Two children looking over the top of the sign, which states Summerland Fruit Fair. Ca. 1960.
  • Six men with picking bags, ladders and a box of apples. Ca. 1930s.
    Six men with picking bags, ladders and a box of apples. Ca. 1930s.
  • George Tada picking apples into wooden apples. Ca. 1930.
    George Tada picking apples into wooden apples. Ca. 1930.
  • Antoine Pierre and Magnus Tait picking apples. Ca. 1915.
    Antoine Pierre and Magnus Tait picking apples. Ca. 1915.
  • James Gartrell (right), R.H. Agur (2nd from right), and others in Gartrell's orchard with boxes of picked apples. Ca. 1900.
    James Gartrell (right), R.H. Agur (2nd from right), and others in Gartrell's orchard with boxes of picked apples. Ca. 1900.
  • Alex Smith's children in the orchard. Ca. 1918.
    Alex Smith's children in the orchard. Ca. 1918.
  • Orchard workers and their apples in wooden boxes. Ca. 1910.
    Orchard workers and their apples in wooden boxes. Ca. 1910.
  • Children Gordon Nixon and Edith Verity sitting on wooden boxes of apples. Ca. 1918 or 1919.
    Children Gordon Nixon and Edith Verity sitting on wooden boxes of apples. Ca. 1918 or 1919.
  • Jim Dunsdon, John Charles Blacklock and his Grandson Donald Blacklock standing by a truck with a load of apple boxes on it. Ca. Unknown.
    Jim Dunsdon, John Charles Blacklock and his Grandson Donald Blacklock standing by a truck with a load of apple boxes on it. Ca. Unknown.
  • People picking apples in Dale's orchard. Ca. 1910.
    People picking apples in Dale's orchard. Ca. 1910.
Fall Fair display set up by the residents of Trout Creek at Ellison Hall. Ca. 1920s.
Fall Fair display set up by the residents of Trout Creek at Ellison Hall. Ca. 1920s.

Why are vintage apple box labels so popular?

Discover the unique history behind  local  labels during our fall exhibit!!


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 [email protected]


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