Deborah Chapman

Mah Yick in front of the Hudson Street laundry

Mah Yick’s historic laundry in Salmon Arm

Janet Bradley, granddaughter of Mah Yick, came to Salmon Arm from Ontario after reading my blog about the opening of the Mah Yick Laundry

Mah Yick in front of the Hudson Street laundry

Street names mean much more

City of Salmon Arm’s Community Heritage Commission has been working on a program that acknowledges the historic names of our roads

McGuire Lake: A view of the lake from the 1940s.

‘Little Lake’ always a draw

The year is 1892. Charles McGuire has sent his 15-year-old brother Jack out to work the quarter section behind the McGuire trading post

McGuire Lake: A view of the lake from the 1940s.
Stirling’s tea room was a popular luncheon spot in 1917.

Cemetery walk features mystery wedding dress

A mystery wedding dress is hanging in the museum’s clothing collection at R.J. Haney Heritage Village

Stirling’s tea room was a popular luncheon spot in 1917.

Haney seeking bed sheets

It isn’t often that staff members at R.J. Haney Heritage Village have to beg when it comes to laundry

Salmon Arm Pathfinders Lilli Rakose

Haney Stewards green up park

Thanks to three special volunteers and their energetic 12- to 14-year-old Pathfinders, an environmental program continues to flourish

Salmon Arm Pathfinders Lilli Rakose
Community hub: Reopening of the S-A-F-E Ltd. April

Meet me At the S-A-F-E On Saturday

When Heritage BC proclaimed Main Street: at the Heart of the Community as this year’s theme…

Community hub: Reopening of the S-A-F-E Ltd. April

Unmarked graves spark curiosity

When Pat Ogden commented on Greg Kyllo’s facebook page on the Chinese presence in Salmon Arm things happened

Museum artifacts boxed up

The homestead was moving to a permanent location and all the artifacts, doors, and windows had to be removed

Peaceful pastime: First World War hero Art Ritchie feeds the ducks at McGuire Lake.

Tour speaks well of the dead

Deborah Chapman is up to one of her favourite fall activities – preparing to take people on her annual “Speak of the Dead” tour

Peaceful pastime: First World War hero Art Ritchie feeds the ducks at McGuire Lake.
Heritage afloat: The first government wharf was built in 1907 by W.L Gibbard’s crew for $5

Wharf inextricably linked to Salmon Arm’s history

When D.W. Smith and William Van Horne dissolved their partnership after a heated argument in 1921, the two men never spoke again

Heritage afloat: The first government wharf was built in 1907 by W.L Gibbard’s crew for $5
Jacked up: This home

Character home rests on new foundation

When couple Susan Stokes and Rick Browning found a gem of a house at 171 First St. SE, they thought they’d discovered a perfect home.

Jacked up: This home
R.H. Fortune in front of his new house after losing relatives in the sinking of the Titanic. Photo is by Rex Lingford. The date on the licence plate is 1914.

Titanic tragedy hits close to home

Two Salmon Arm researchers raise awareness of the community’s connection to sinking of the Titanic

R.H. Fortune in front of his new house after losing relatives in the sinking of the Titanic. Photo is by Rex Lingford. The date on the licence plate is 1914.
Power on: Photographer Rex Lingford’s“Cleaning up Day Salmon Arm

Energy in BC

Powerful past, sustainable future: Electricity the theme at Haney Heritage Village

Power on: Photographer Rex Lingford’s“Cleaning up Day Salmon Arm