Keeping History Alive for Generations to Come
Kelowna Museums Society keeps history alive through exhibitions, programming, collections, conservation, and research. To this end, we operate three museums - Okanagan Heritage Museum, Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum, and the Okanagan Military Museum - as well as the Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna Public Archives, Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, Ursula Surtees Conservation Lab, and Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives.
Museums offer both tangible and intangible links between generations, so the past can inform the future. Our mission is to provide the public with educational exhibitions and programs that foster personal participation, stimulate curiosity, and engage the senses with the cultures, histories, and possibilities of the Okanagan region. Our vision is to inspire a community to be alive with its history – connecting people and place.