History has a new home in West Kelowna
Westbank has a new location to relive its storied history.
Last week, the museum reopened in its new location at 2376 Dobbin Rd.
Margaret Jackson, founding director of the museum, said representing her family at the museum reopening was a “dream come true.”
Her father founded the museum nearly 30 years ago when he realized that there was a need to document Westbank’s unique past. She said the new location will increase attendance at the facility.
“We are very happy with the new, central location. We’ve already seen an increase in traffic, which I know will only continue,” said Jackson.
West Kelowna mayor Doug Findlater and Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart were also onhand for the opening. Findlater said the museum will be valuable learning environment.
“I know it will be a place that we all direct our visiting friends and family to and school children will tour (it) each year. It is truly a great achievement for all the district staff and museum volunteers involved,” said the mayor.
The museum includes a mock house, storefront and barn to showcase items. The museum will also house a visitor information centre.