• Osoyoos Museum to celebrate 50th anniversary by looking back at past and ahead to the future

    Original artifacts in log building show past, while conceptual plans for new museum show future When Osoyoos Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary Saturday, it will be 50 years to the day since the museum first opened in...

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  • On June 4, the referendum to move the Osoyoos Museum to the Home Building Centre passed by 57 per cent. Here, (from left) Ken Favrholdt, the museum’s executive director and curator, Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells, Osoyoos Museum Society President Mat Hassen and Denis Potter, an alternate for Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen Area A Director Mark Pendergraft, celebrate the referendum’s results outside the museum’s new home on June 5. Photo by Erin Stodola - Click on picture for larger image

    Official referendum results show that the majority of the Town of Osoyoos and Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) electoral Area A residents voted in favour to moving the Osoyoos Museum downtown. A total of 1,082 people voted in the...

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  • Mat Hassen, chair of the Osoyoos New Museum Committee, and Gayle Cornish, the Osoyoos Museum’s curator, want a new museum. Here, they look at a dugout canoe currently stored in the museum. They say the artifact has suffered damage over the years due to the lack of proper storage. Near the canoe, a puddle of water has formed, likely from the leaky Quonset roof the museum is now housed under. Photo by Laurena Weninger - Click on picture for larger image

    “Let’s get busy and find that $5 million somewhere,” said Coun. CJ Rhodes after a committee presentation at the Jan. 18 Osoyoos town council meeting by a group determined to build a new museum in Osoyoos. The presentation...

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