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Since 1936 as a community interest and since 1951 as a registered society, the Kelowna Museums Society has provided the region’s residents and visitors with on-going interpretation of the Okanagan and beyond.
The Kelowna Museums Society exists to promote a greater interest and awareness of the natural, cultural, and military heritages of the Okanagan region and of the tree fruit and wine producing development of British Columbia.
To this end, the Society manages and maintains four diverse museums that serve as your Kelowna Museums.
Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Kelowna Museums offer a wide selection of exhibitions, public programs, and special events.
Permanent and temporary exhibits include the First Nations Gallery representing the Inuit, Northwest Coast, Plateau and Eastern First nations groups. Come explore the Ethnography Gallery to see items from Mexico, South America, Indonesia, China, Japan and New Guinea, or even antiquities from Rome and Egypt. Visit the last remaining original building of Chinatown in Kelowna or John McDougals trading post built and operated in the early 1960s.
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