The Okanagan Historical Society is one of the oldest societies in British Columbia dedicated to the preservation of local history. Incorporated in 1925, the society has published a book each year save during the Great Depression and World War II. The first volume was a mere thirty pages; the present volume is 226 pages. You become a member of the Okanagan Historical Society by purchasing the most recent annual publication.  The annual publication can be purchased at local museums and book stores throughout the Valley, as well as from branch members.

The society is composed of branches that represent semi-autonomous organizations focused on their local communities from Osoyoos to Salmon Arm. These seven branches have at least two or three meetings each year and host lectures, picnics, tours, and banquets. They are involved in a variety of local history projects. Articles of historical importance to each branch are submitted to the branch editor who vets the essay and passes it onto the editor of Okanagan History. Each branch is represented on the Executive Council which meets in Kelowna three times a year.

The Annual General Meeting of the society rotates through each of the branches.

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Okanagan Historical Society:  Sunday, April 29, 2018,  10 a.m. Location :Okanagan Centre Community Hall, 11099 Maddock Avenue, Lake Country.

Please note: on the agenda will be a Special Resolution to amend the constitution and bylaws of the Okanagan Historical Society to conform to the new Societies Act of B.C. A copy of the revised constitution and bylaws can be found here.



Upcoming Society Activities

Members and guests are welcome to attend the following upcoming events:

Okanagan Historical Society AGM – Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10 am.  Okanagan Centre.

Tickets:  $30 per person.  Tickets available by contacting branch presidents, or by calling 250-763-8859.

Other events:

Armstrong Blacksmith

OHS BOOK SALES:  Please contact your local Branch for information.

2018 (see branch pages for more information)

  • Saturday, March 24 – Kelowna Branch Annual General Meeting, 5 pm, Parking Recreation Centre, Kelowna.
  • Sunday, March 25 – Armstrong-Enderby Branch Annual General Meeting, 2 pm, Enderby Museum, 901 George Street, Enderby.
  • Sunday, April 8 – Salmon Arm Branch Annual General Meeting & Tea, Senior’s Drop in Centre, 31 Hudson Ave. across from Art Gallery.

Okanagan Historical Society P.O. Box 313 Vernon, B.C. V1T 6M3