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October 2017: Turning over the open sign!

S.M. McGuire General Merchants is open for business!

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September 2017: Finding Dad

Helping a researcher find her father!

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August 2017: Planting Heritage Varieties of plants

Authentic garden plantings require archival research

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July 2017: Special to the Observer

Pat Turner reporting on activities leading up to the special opening July 9th!

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July 2017: A new party dress!

Past President Doug Adams asked me to speak about the design details of the Montebello Museum project at the official opening July 9th. I must say that the Montebello Museum has been a career highlight for this small town curator. It has been an opportunity to work with a highly revered museum designer, Cuyler Page, without leaving home. Thank you to Cuyler for your hours and inspiration.   The project started in the archives. Thanks to the landscape photographs of Rex Lingford, Frank...

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June 2017: Guest Blogger Tanita Sampson

Tanita Sampson shares her family history

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May 2017: Tin cladding found!

An exciting find! Tin cladding for the Poolhall/Barbershop and Pharmacy

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April 2017: Rare plan donated to the archives

New acquisition: the earliest plan of Salmon Arm

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March 2017: Spring & we're getting it done!

As Tobias Jöhren and his crewmembers Riley and Gary, close in on finishing the backside of the Montebello Museum, there’s laughter in the air. The snow is gone and the weather has warmed. Winter clothing discarded, the crew is preparing for the final stretch. Tobi has been awarded the contract for the Observer, Telephone Exchange, Palmer’s Family Butcher, and Lingford’s Photo Studio. It is the fussy work with carefully worked out details that will make the difference.

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March 2017: Waiting for spring

Kevin Pattison dropped in the other day to check on the trails he worked on at R.J. Haney Heritage Village. Kevin’s enthusiasm for Helenita and Mary Lou nature trails is infectious. When I asked him to tell me what he liked most about the trails, Kevin grinned and started talking. Very soon I was seeing the trails from a whole new perspective. “The Helenita and Mary Lou Trails at R.J. Haney Heritage Village are a delight to walk,” Kevin started. “The reason the...

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