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A living museum!

What was missing from R.J. Haney Heritage Village? An orchard of course! To tell the story of the fruit industry that once dominated the landscape of our community.

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A satisfying Before and After

Our volunteers are at it again! With incredibly satisfying results for all you before and after fanatics.

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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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Tale of the Technohero

A museum's database is its beating heart. What happens when a years-old glitch is discovered and thousands of records are rendered useless? Read on to find out...

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The "community" in our community museum

A holiday message from us at RJ Haney Heritage Village and Museum, reflecting on the importance of community museums and the communities that make them possible.

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Accessibility in Collections

Take a look behind the scenes at how volunteers and staff have been making the museum's collection more accessible. It's more nuanced than you think!

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