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We're moving south!

There’s a lot happening in the basement of the current museum and archives. Contractors have installed the rolling shelving in the Montebello Museum. Getting ready for them meant staff and volunteers emptied the shelving in the archives.

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Family Fills in the Blanks

It started with an email from a Vernon researcher. “I’m looking into the stories behind the people who were imprisoned in Vernon Internment Camp during World War I.  They were thought to be enemy sympathisers because they were born in the Austria-Hungarian Empire." “Do you know anything about Henry Puff? He and his dad served briefly in Vernon,” Don McNair wrote in an email. I knew Henry and August but didn’t know they had been interned.   I knew...

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In March we had great news!

Applications for funding are a big part of winter work at the museum. We’ve recently been told that MAP, the Museum Assistance Program (part of the Cultural Spaces Fund under the umbrella of Heritage Canada), has awarded the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association with the funds to install two sets of rails for our rolling shelving. Funding from Young Canada Works, delivered by the Canadian Museums Association, has funded a Registrar of Collections for the Curatorial Department,...

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