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Downtown Heritage Walking Tours Offered All Summer

Downtown Heritage Walking Tours Offered All Summer

The Oliver & District Heritage Society is once again offering its popular Downtown Heritage Walking Tours this summer from June 14th to August 30th. The guided tours, which will run every Friday at 10:30 am in June and Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 am for the rest of the summer, will cover the history of Oliver’s historic buildings and landmarks, from the CPR Station to portions of the Ditch. Tours will be led by the ODHS’ knowledgeable summer student guides and will take approximately 45 minutes.

All tours start from the Oliver Visitor Centre and finish at the Museum at 474 School Avenue. Participants are asked to bring appropriate footwear and dress for the weather, as tours run rain or shine. Each tour covers approximately 1.5 km. Sunscreen and water are encouraged.

Here’s your chance to learn about Oliver’s historic downtown and become a local architecture buff. Learn about places like the Oliver Theatre, Dr. Ball’s Office, the BC Police Building, and more! Come down to the Oliver Museum for more information, or you can visit our website at www.oliverheritage.ca. We hope to see you there!

Archives Getting Greener

With the help of some solar panels and a new furnace and air conditioner, the Archives is saving energy and preserving its documents and resources for the future.

Family Day Celebration Coming This Friday

A one-day event featuring a free, all-ages workshop on recording family oral histories, kids crafts and colouring, activities, and snacks! Come use our Selfie Station to take family photos, mark your family’s origins on our world map, and celebrate your family!

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

We're hiring our 2018 summer Heritage Assistants! Apply today. 

Archives Backlog Completed!

Archives Backlog Completed!

Several decades worth of materials donated to the archives are now available in the public collection! This backlog and the rest of the collection are now secured and 'future-proofed' through proper storage and housing, and ongoing digital preservation. The collection is now easier to navigate and more accessible!

Exciting Opportunity for Photographers!

Exciting Opportunity for Photographers!

Oliver & District Heritage Society is currently seeking photographs to use for our new exhibit "Deep Roots", a permanent display all about Oliver and the surrounding regional district. We are hoping to use local photographs as much as possible - see list for details! Terms and conditions outlined within.