Okanagan Historical Society Publications

Every year, the Okanagan Historical Society publishes a 226-page annual report, a collection of stories and histories of Okanagan personalities, institutions and events. With the purchase of this report, you become a member of the Okanagan Historical Society.

The first Report of the Okanagan Historical Society was published in 1926.

The 82nd Report is now available.  Included in this year’s publication are several articles including:

  • Cayuses and Shorthorns; Okanagan Lake;
  • Penticton’s Roundhouse; Ice in the Okanagan;
  • Antiquity of the Okanagan Valley; The Buckboard;
  • Okanagan Bootlegging; Peachland Bats; Monashee Park;
  • Ella May Richter; Monro Family;  Harris and Schubert; George Barclay;
  • Chinese Canadian Pioneers; Kelowna November 1919; Enderby Oils;
  • Penticton Hostel; Trout Creek;
  • Tribute – Arthur Manuel, Tribute – Rosemary Wilson;
  • Lives Remembered *
  • And much more…

*Criteria for inclusion:  Someone who has made a significant contribution to the community and/or to local history and the preservation of heritage.  Names are submitted for consideration to Bob Cowan.  Some branches have individuals who assist in collecting names for consideration, while others concentrate on collecting articles.  Please contact your local branch for more information.

Copies of the most recent Okanagan History Annual Report can be obtained for $25.00 CAN plus $10.00 shipping and handling costs from The Treasurer OHS, Box 313, Vernon, BC V1T 6M3, Back issues of some of the past volumes can also be purchased for $10.00 plus a $10.00 shipping and handling charge from the treasurer at above address. You may also ask the treasurer to put your name on a subscription list to receive the book each year. It is mailed out every November; the cost is $25 plus a $10 postage and handling fee. .

Copies are also available in museums and bookstores throughout the Okanagan Valley and from branch members. With the purchase of this volume, and the return of the membership registration card enclosed, your name will be placed on the list of members that will be found in next year’s publication.

A new and revised Index to the Okanagan Historical Society Reports,
covering the years 1924-2017, Reports No. 1-81, is now available.

The Index is 8 ½ x 11, 552 pages, 3-holed punched, shrink-wrapped.
It costs $35 plus postage and handling (approximately $20).

To order your copy, please reports1-81contact:UBC

Bob Cowan, Treasurer
Okanagan Historical Society
P.O. Box 313
Vernon, B.C. V1T 6M3
250-838-9641The Jean Patricia Webber Trust sponsored the printing of the index, in memory of former editor Jean Webber.