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Museum Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday to Saturday
Archives Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday to Friday
(limited access on Sat.)
Address
3009 - 32nd Avenue
Vernon, BC
Canada
V1T 2L8
Tel: 250-542-3142

 

VERNON  CONNECTIONS

Content ~ This program is designed to enhance learning and to bring the History of the Wars and the ‘Dirty Thirties’ into a local context for High School students as well as to introduce them to the research possibilities available in our archives.  It consists of three components, with each component taking about 25 – 30 minutes.

  1. Introduction to the Archives with Barbara Bell: The students will be introduced to primary sources such as the local newspapers (from 1891 on), photographs, oral histories, maps, and original records relating to local people, families, organizations and businesses.
  2. Great Depression:  A presentation by a volunteer of the effect the Great Depression had on the working person, the unemployed, the housewife, the homeowners, the farmer, and the apple growers, through stories often personal in nature.
  3. Military Display: The students take themselves on a structured, self-guided tour of the museum’s military displays, making notes on various topics that have military ‘connections’ to Vernon.

Cost ~ no charge

Length ~ Approximately 90 minutes

Grade level ~ High School

School to provide ~ at least 3 adults to assist with supervision

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