Much more than just a rainy day option, the Summerland Museum and Archives Society lovingly preserves fragments of Summerland’s pioneering history and sheds light on the land, town and people you see today.
Many people have explored or lived in the Okanagan Valley. From hunter-gatherer Okanagan peoples, to miners and cattle drivers, our landscape has been frequented by different cultures. European fur traders and permanent settlers alike found something special in the Okanagan Valley, while gentleman farmers came to explore the rich soil. The Summerland Museum preserves much of this heritage through intriguing artifacts, photographs and personal histories.
Come view shimmering Parisian-style bead purses, or Japanese masks carved from fruitwood. Both are a part of the legacy of Summerland’s first families. See an intriguing fifty-foot mural landscape that wraps around the exhibits and compare the rustic and temporary Tent-House to the comfort of a homestead. Delve into the orchardists’ story and admire the art of fruit crate labels. Follow a model train’s journey around a finely detailed, early Summerland and learn about our volcanic past and how to identify its traces in the present.
Using great storytelling, exhibits and displays the Summerland Museum is truly more than just a rainy day option