Not Neutral: Exploring Reconciliation in Museum Collections

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

3009 32 Avenue

Vernon, BC

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History & heritage




Youth & teens

Where do the things in the collection of your local museum come from? Who donated, collected or purchased the artefacts - and were they all acquired in ethical ways? Who decides what is ethical, what is true, what is real, & what is history? Whose stories are told & whose are silenced or ignored? We’ll explore some of these questions by looking at artefacts from the Vernon Museum Collection. Over the course of the evening, you'll be invited to engage in conversations about the mysteries and mistruths of artefact collecting, and you’ll also be invited to play a rousing round of Artefact or Artefiction!

Thu 14 Oct
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Vernon Museum

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

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Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

The Vernon Museum sees its role in the community to be both that of caretaker and resource centre. In the role of caretaker of the public trust, it has a responsibility to care for and house objects and information of historical value to the community. (The Vernon Museum has become the recognized repository for archival material in the North Okanagan). As a resource centre and a cultural institution, it seeks ways to contribute both to the economic growth of the community through its fundraising initiatives and provide opportunities for improved quality of life for its residents through diverse education programs and social events.

This event is part of a hub:

Arts in Action

Arts Council of the North Okanagan Vernon, BC

Get involved in Vernon's Arts and Culture scene! Participate in art workshops, attend demonstrations, explore art exhibits, exchange works of art, and make your mark on a community art project. Learn about Vernon's history and local cultu...


3009 32 Avenue

Vernon, BC

Event Contact

Laisha Rosnau





This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.