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.
TEMPORARY (until spring 2019)
SUMMERLAND REMEMBERS THE DEFENDERS OF THE EMPIRE by Guest Curators Paul and Eunice Randall.
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.