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 77th Report is now available.

Included in this year's publication are several articles about First Nations in the Okanagan/Shuswap, including memories of George Lezard and Dave Parker, a fresh look at James Teit's maps, and the story of a battle between the Okanagan and Shuswap told by George McGinnis. Also of interest is the student essay article on Metis in B.C. There are articles on the Burrowing Owls and Okanagan Opals, plus a look at two natural history organizations: the Okanagan Similikameen Park Society and the South Okanagan Naturalists Club.

Of special interest is the story of the Book of Ruth, paintings created by Arthur Adair Brooke for his daughter Ruth. You will find memories of growing up in the Black Mountains or travelling the Fraser Canyon. And you will finally get the complete story about why Highway 97 was closed for three weeks south of Summerland during construction in 2008.

Copies of the most recent Okanagan History Annual Report can be obtained for $25.00 CAN plus $5.00 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 $5.00 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 $5 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 1924-2012, Reports No. 1-76, is now available.

The Index is 8 x 11, 550 pages, 3-holed punched, shrink-wrapped.
It costs $20 plus postage and handling.

To order your copy, please contact:

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

The Jean Patricia Webber Trust sponsored the printing of the index, in memory of former editor Jean Webber.

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