Thanks to the City of Salmon Arm and Laura Noakes, see the online exhibit of 21 family plots that are featured on Curator's walk through Mt. Ida Cemetery each fall without leaving the comfort of your home!
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Interested in more? Deborah Chapman saves the best stories for her live tours.
In 1998 the Silver Creek Fire, a runaway forest fire, caused the largest civil evacuation in BC. Seven thousand people were forced from their homes while the Princess Patricia Light Infantry, along with other community firefighters, RCMP, Search and Rescue, and BC Ambulance Services were enlisted to help.
This exhibit features the work of Salmon Arm Observer photojournalist James Murray and the memories of many who were profoundly affected by the fire.
Created in partnership with Virtual Museum Canada, we are pleased to offer this virtual exhibit in both official languages.
Flight from the flames...
Fuir loin des flames...
Time stood still when Arthur Adair Brooke's water colours were offered to a small community museum in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The Salmon Arm Museum was being offered a priceless gift.
The collection span a period of time, documenting rural life in the Mt. Ida District of "the Valley" near Salmon Arm, and show baby Ruth - daughter of Annie Florence and Arthur Adair Brooke - growing up in a farming community. Described by artists and archivists as a remarkable treasure, the collection is a significant record of time and place, a commentary on social history, and a virtual window into the early settlement history of western Canada.
Now available online at Virtual Museum of Canada - Community Memories
Voir l`exposition traduite en français.