Naramata Heritage Museum - Naramata, British Columbia
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N 49° 35.858 W 119° 36.077
11U E 312032 N 5497145
Quick Description: The Naramata Heritage Museum is located at the corner of Robinson Avenue and 2nd Street.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/3/2015 4:09:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ205
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
The museum is an interesting collection of Naramata history. It was closed when we visited Naramata, however attached on the front of the building is information about the CPR Okanagan Lake Service, the KVR Trail, and old photographs of some of the old building in town.

There is a large mural of a historical advertisement for the Regatta No. 2 that was held on Thursday, July 28th, 1910. It is on the side of the museum.

To learn more about the history of the Regatta No. 2 mural - Visit: Waymarking

A museum for Naramata was always a dream of Lorna Rounds and her life partner, the late Phil Rounds (affectionately known as Mr & Mrs Naramata). They have been collecting artifacts and archival material for years. A lot of it was stored in their basement and in the old Centennial Hall (now the Naramata Library). The dream really came true when the museum moved into the old Naramata Fire Hall in 1997.

Since then, we really haven't looked back. A beautiful mural was painted on the west wall by Josh Wood and Tim Skrypiczajko. From there our clerk of the works, Ted Smith and his late wife, Jeannie took the bull by the horns and created what we have today.

All this was done by a group of volunteers with lumber almost torn off existing walls to create the 3 permanent displays depicting Naramata's early days. In a place of honour is our community quilt. Lorna instigated the creation of the quilt which is made from many squares stitched by interested ladies of the community.

We enjoy tremendous community support and invite you to share in our history. We have a good collection of cards, aprons and t-shirts which make great gifts and souvenirs of your visit to the area.

Copies of “Smile of Manitou” and “Naramata in Retrospect” are also available.

Source: Naramata Heritage Museum

Theme:
Naramata local history


Street Address:
Naramata Heritage Museum 224 Robinson Avenue Naramata, British Columbia V0H 1N0


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Open from Mid May to end of September Off season or when closed, by appointment Closed during winter months


Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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