Erin Stodola

Waterways of Here and There

The Salmon Arm Museum is pleased to be the first host for "Waterways: Past, Present and Future", a travelling exhibition from the Kelowna Museums Society. On view until September 17, 2022.

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Springtime in the Shuswap

Spring is when everyone starts to stir. After many long months of hibernating in our homes, we finally begin to poke our heads out and wonder what might be beyond these four walls we’ve seen for so long. The snow is almost, but not entirely, gone here at the park. This was my first Shuswap winter, having spent the rest in the South Okanagan, Switzerland, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. I’ve been around, I guess you could say. Every year, in every place, I anticipate the re-coming...

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Big shoes to fill

Sometimes when I walk through the shelves of the collections storage, on a hunt for something specific, a something else catches my eye and I’m drawn in to investigate. This time I was looking for cricket gear. I had come across two silk sashes that Victor Nancollas had used as belts while he was playing cricket in England and then in Salmon Arm. One yellow and one fuchsia, they seem too nice to have been used as a belt playing sports but what do I know about cricket? Sashes in hand, I...

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The Everyday Art of Quilts

Erin Stodola, the Registrar of Collections, was given the job of designing a special rack to store the museum's quilt collection. She did an outstanding job!

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The Salmon Arm Observer Receives a Home Makeover

Erin Stoloda joined the collections management team at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum this spring and was immediately assigned the newspaper project. We had no idea there was a family connection to this project . . .

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