Legacy of Hope – Traveling Exhibit

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is honoured to partner with School District 22 to bring a Legacy of Hope traveling exhibit to Vernon.

The exhibit is titled "Remembering, Honouring, & The Way Forward: 10 Years After the Residential School Apology." It was created to remember the Survivors who made it out of the schools, to honour those who did not, and to provide all Canadians with a unique opportunity to reflect on what Reconciliation means to them.

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Historic Downtown Mural Tour

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers for a walk around downtown Vernon and a chance to find out some of the stories, history – and mysteries! – behind the city's many murals. 

Tours are offered Tuesdays and Fridays, and last for about one and a half hours. Click on event for more details.

The World is Our Stage: Exhibit Opening

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Celebrate Armstrong's iconic Caravan Farm Theatre, one of the world’s most esteemed outdoor theatre companies. View the opening of an exhibit at the Vernon Museum of original, hand-crafted masks and other set pieces. Then watch a special viewing of Niall McNeil’s documentary film "The Originals." Filmed on location at the Caravan Farm Theatre in 2021, and featuring interviews from Caravan Farm Theatre alumni spanning four decades, "The Originals" is an artist’s ode to his creative home.

The exhibit will be on display throughout all of Culture Days, September 24 to October 24, 2021.

Not Neutral: Exploring Reconciliation in Museum Collections

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Where do the things in the collection of your local museum come from? Who donated, collected or purchased the artefacts - and were they all acquired in ethical ways? Who decides what is ethical, what is true, what is real, & what is history? Whose stories are told & whose are silenced or ignored? We’ll explore some of these questions by looking at artefacts from the Vernon Museum Collection. Over the course of the evening, you'll be invited to engage in conversations about the mysteries and mistruths of artefact collecting, and you’ll also be invited to play a rousing round of Artefact or Artefiction!