BC Heritage Week

February 18, 2019 to February 24, 2019
(All day)
Location: 
Kamloops Museum & Archives

BC Heritage Week runs from February 18 to February 24, 2019. The 2019 theme is The Tie That Binds.

Heritage reaches back in time to tell stories of our near and distant pasts, to describe our presents and foretell our future. These stories are the threads that interweave memory, culture, place, and practice. As we listen and learn, gaining knowledge from elders and experiences, richer stories are told and cultures are described. A complex interconnected world is revealed, as people and place are woven into a detailed tapestry of history and heritage. Our shared heritage in all its forms has the power to bring people together and create a sense of belonging. Gathering places like faith buildings, town squares, and pow wow grounds, and cultural objects such as artifacts, regalia and family memorabilia are tangible touchstones with the past that can root us in place and nourish the spirit. Intangible heritage – languages, traditional rituals, music, dance, storytelling and more – is at the heart of family and community.   
- Heritage BC and National Trust for Canada

Celebrate Heritage Week by visiting the many unique places and spaces in the community. Explore some of the built heritage in our city through the City of Kamloops Heritage Property Tours or learn about local Indigenous heritage at the Secwépemc Museum and Heritage Park.  

Share your experiences with #BCHeritageWeek and learn more about Heritage BC online

During Heritage Week, join us at the KMA for:

Heritage Week Artifact Chat

  • Thursday, February 21 | 3:00pm - 3:30pm | Course Number 298932
  • Saturday, February 23 | 11:00am - 11:30am | Course Number 298933
  • Saturday, February 23 | 3:00pm - 3:30pm | Course Number 298934

Hear the stories behind some of our favourite artifacts and their connection to the heritage of the city.


An Artist’s Archive

  • Thursday, February 21 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm | Course Number 297234

The KMA is hosting a workshop for artists about creating their own personal archive - what to include, how to catalogue and best practices for preservation and storage. Registration required.


To register for any of these events, call 250-828-3500 and quote the corresponding course number (listed above) or register online.