Lake Country Museum launches a new website

The Lake Country Museum has a new website with plenty of functionality and information at www.lakecountrymuseum.com.

The Lake Country Museum has a new website with plenty of functionality and information at www.lakecountrymuseum.com.

Some of the new features on the website include a blog.  The blog has postings covering a wide variety of topics including historical pieces on elements of Lake Country’s past. Recent historical topics are, Fur Traders & First Nations People of the Okanagan Valley, Life Histories, Historical Manuscripts of the District of Lake Country, and Murder on the S.S. Aberdeen.

The blog also includes community announcements related to the museum such as invitations to public events and meetings.

For more information about what the museum is up to, the three times yearly newsletter is also archived on the website.

A tour through the website also reveals an online historical timeline of Lake Country and a downloadable pdf document of Lake Country’s history. This highly readable historical narrative by Duane Thomson gives a good overview of Lake Country’s history and is the perfect information to bring with you on a visit to the museum.

The new website features a photo gallery. Several family and area galleries have been collected by the museum and posted online.

The McCarthy Family, William Smith, David Madison and John Stokes each have a collection to view.

The museum actively collects family photos any that document change in the community.

The Lake Country Museum would like to hear from you if you have any photos, either on your computer hard drive or in an album that show a slice of Lake Country from the past.

The new video gallery has four YouTube productions that show ranch development, sternwheelers and other stories.

Excellent artifacts from the photo collection are narrated in short videos that recognize some of the early influences in Lake Country’s development.

If you have yet to take part of a day to visit the Lake Country Museum, visitor information is online too, including the directions to their location: “From Hwy 97 follow the signs to Gray Monk Winery (or Arrowleaf Cellars or Ex Nihilo Vineyards) and continue down the hill to the lake; then turn left on Okanagan Centre Road West to get to Lake Country Museum.”

Check out www.lakecountrymuseum.com.