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Baskets come home

A collection of large cedar root baskets came to us at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum. The Secwepemc baskets were created for sale in our community. The donor, Delta Saddler, explained that her parents, Max and Twink Ladner, had bought them when they lived in Salmon Arm. The baskets had been in their Vernon home for years. Delta inherited them but it was time for her to downsize. I explained that we no longer collect First Nations artefacts at the Salmon Arm Museum. We collect for our...

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Our newest character

Pressman Egnar Sandahl was a difficult character to research. It didn't help that the historical records did not spell his name consistently! A little perseverance and researchers were able to fill in the blanks. His was, without a doubt, the Observer's employee of the month in 1913.

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2020 was quite a year!

Every year staff tally the stats, an exercise that tells us that we should be very proud of the work both staff and volunteers have accomplished. It has been an unforgetable year!

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