KMA explores current issues, events, and ideas through our temporary and permanent display galleries, bringing relevant exhibitions to Kamloopsians.
Explore enlarged archives photographs of Kamloops houses from Downtown and West End, built mainly between 1900 and 1930. These houses typify the Bungalow style, which is an expression of the British Arts & Crafts movement—often referred to as the “Craftsman” style of architecture in North America.
The style permeates Kamloops with wood siding, exposed posts, beams, brackets and rafters. While the West End and Downtown are undoubtedly inscribed by the Craftsman style, its clearest and most homegrown expression comes through the diminutive and varied forms of the bungalow.
riverpeoplenationstatepeople is a set of displays, revisions, questions and responses for attaching Kamloops' cultural history to an ongoing process of self-evaluation.
Starting with stories of the first people of this region told through the voices of Secwépemc Museum & Heritage Park and Stk'emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation and Secwépemc guest curator Tania Willard, a record of Secwépemc experience and cultural production has been placed at the centre of KMA's permanent exhibition of regional history. This display is now being complemented by a set of features developed with the Kamloops Chinese Freemason's Association and the Kamloops Chinese Cultural Association chronicling Chinese contributions to Kamloops' cultural life including the construction of the C.P.R..
riverpeoplenationstatepeople signals a widened frame of reference for understanding the current of our region's histories by exploring the tributaries that feed it. Unfolding incrementally, imperfectly and unendingly, it is a sustained effort to use the unique space and tools of the Museum as a sounding board for voices from Kamloops' oldest and newest cultural communities.
In commemoration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the KMA has produced the Talking Walls Project, a graphic framework that offers new tools for exploring Kamloops’ history and new places to find it. Explore the Pop-Up Museums at Kamloops City Hall (7 Victoria Street), the City of Kamloops Development Services Building (105 Seymour St.), and at the KMA.