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Sncewips Heritage Museum

Sncewips 2019 (3)

Deani M., Assistant Curator of the Westbank Museum Staff from the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre recently visited the Sncewips Heritage Museum on a familiarization tour. This museum opened in 2014, and has various displays that showcase the living history of the Okanagan nation. Sncewips offers a variety of tours including a tour of the […]

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Geiger Counter F-6

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This geiger counter was manufactured by Technical Associates of Burbank California. The F-6 model was first produced in 1955 as a weatherproof portable piece for prospectors. This particular geiger counter was probably used for exactly that, as it was found at the top of Last Mountain, near an area of double the normal background radiation […]

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Monty the Pack Horse and Creeper Bob

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Monty the Pack Horse was first seen on the opening of the Fur Traders’ Cabin, where he was used in a game where you must pack Monty full of old items for his trip along the Okanagan! He then made a performance during the 2014 World Music Festival, where he was a huge hit with […]

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RCMP: Uniforms and History

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            The RCMP is full of history. It began as the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1873 when John A. Macdonald created a police force for the North-West Territories he had purchased from the Hudson’s Bay Company. It was renamed the Royal NWMP in 1904 when it merged with the […]

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Our Newest Addition: Player Piano!

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Last week a beautiful New Scale Williams player piano was donated to our museum, and has since become a lovely addition and entertaining attraction within the museum’s 1900’s bar set-up. The piano was donated on behalf of Doug Brown’s mother, an Okanagan resident, who owned the piano since the mid 1960’s and believes it was made […]

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