Featuring a unique, 15 meter (50 foot) mural by Summerland local artist Bruce Crawford, our permanent exhibits explore the early history of development and settlement of the Summerland District. Rotating yearly, our temporary displays in the Tait Room look into historical issues and events important to the Summerland area within a regional, national, and international perspective.
From pre-contact through the early development of Summerland, learn about early fruit farming ventures, the impact of the Kettle Valley Railway, and much more. Upstairs, watch a scale model of the Kettle Valley Railway chug through Summerland.
UNTIL SPRING 2018
"Who Will Mind the Baby?": Commemorating 100 Years of (Some) Women's Suffrage in British Columbia. Learn about Summerland's contribution to the struggle for women to win the right to vote.
UPCOMING (June 1, 2018)
SUMMERLAND: DEFENDERS OF THE EMPIRE
Known as "The Great War", the outbreak of the First World War changed the lives of many living in Summerland, but what happened as the war drew to a close? Explore the end of the war, its effects on Summerland soldiers, and what it was like to pick up the pieces.