Deborah Chapman

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Who was Agnes Inkster?

It started with an email from a colleague. Emma Prescott had read one of my blogs about the Spanish flu from back at the start of the Pandemic. Curious people had been emailing about its impact. How long did it last? How did the community cope? Luckily, the historic Salmon Arm Observer was full of medical references, including Nurse Inkster who opened the first hospital in Salmon Arm. Emma was on a mission, researching the graduates of the Winnipeg General Hospital (now the Health...

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Find your relatives at the Village!

Michelle Papworth, right, is one of the newest volunteers at the Village. She had an idea of how to help visitors connect to a community of people who lived in Salmon Arm in 1911.

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The cat is out of the bag!

The City of Salmon Arm's Community Heritage Commission was created in 2007 to advise Salmon Arm City Council on heritage conservation matters and to support heritage conservation in the City. The group includes three museum representatives, three members of the public, and one City Councillor. The Commission works very hard. . .

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Christmas came early to the archives

New equipment in the archives work room is something to celebrate. It felt like Christmas when we unboxed our new scanner! scanner!

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What makes a collection? What do we collect?

"Museums need both collections and connections. Curators need to collect, and connect. It’s the combination that give museums their power," Steven Lubar.

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Heritage Conservation Awards

Members of the City of Salmon Arm's Community Heritage Commission like to recognize those who contribute to the conservation of built heritage in our our community. They also like a good party. This year the awards to go...

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Losing Trudy

Trudy loved R.J. Haney Heritage Village. Her visit last summer was something to remember.

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Alf Peterson

Alf Peterson passed away December 24, 2022 - just shy of his goal to reach 95.

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Tank Hill: Why the name?

In 2022 staff and volunteers in the archives served over 190 people. Sometimes research questions are simple and easy to answer. Sometimes they take a bit of work. We especially love it when we learn something new!

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Diane's database

It started with a phone call. Diane Ambil and I were talking about an article I wanted to see in the next publication of the Okanagan Historical Society Reports. As the OHS’s local editor, Diane was thrilled with a proposed piece on Mah Yick—owner of a hand laundry who bucked a trend. I’m not sure how we landed on a subject so dear to my heart. Maybe my nearing retirement brought it on. I told Diane my news—that I was pleased the executive agreed I could stay on next...

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