3009 - 32nd Avenue
CA V1T 2L8
Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives opened in 1950. It began with a donation of mounted animals, birds, and native artifacts from the estate of pioneer Vernon taxidermist and furrier, William C. Pound.
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives contains a regional archives whose purpose is to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret the history of the North Okanagan. Emphasis is placed on 1) public, commercial, and private records pertinent to the North Okanagan and 2) accessibility to the public for research and education.
Total Volume: 432 linear feet
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1995
Predominant Dates: 1880-1950
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives website, http://www.vernonmuseum.ca , provides information about the holdings and activities of the archives. It includes a searchable photograph database of historical images of Vernon and area, http://www.vernonmuseum.ca/ar_search.html, and a section entitled "A Brief History of Vernon".
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 30, 2010; Feb 10 and 14, 2011; May 28, 2016; July 2021