Creston Museum, Creston Public Library, and Luanne Armstrong are teaming up to bring you a series of special presentations on local history! Creston is celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its incorporation this year, and that’s all the excuse we need!
The Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake are rich with stories: historical, prehistorical, and present day. Come and learn about where you live and how it became the place that it is. Geology, prehistory, the history of Kootenay Lake, stories of the Nasookin and other sternwheelers, the story of Creston becoming a town, are some of the topics that will be presented.
In the second installment of this speaker series, local local author Luanne Armstrong takes the helm. Kootenay Lake is beautiful, mysterious and full of stories. Its rise and fall over the years has
formed the entire valley in which we live. Luanne Armstrong is a writer, teacher, historian, photographer and editor, and she has lived on or in the lake for most of her life. Join us for an afternoon of stories about the lake, how and when it was formed, why it never freezes, where all the fish went, and many many other stories.
The line-up so far:
Saturday, February 3: Boom, Bust and Bar Rooms – the History of the Kokanee Inn with Tammy Bradford
Saturday, March 2: The History of Kootenay Lake with Luanne Armstrong
Saturday, April 4: The Bluebell Murder Trial with Louis Knafla.
Saturday, May 5: The Mighty Nasookin with Michael Cone.
TBD: The Geology of the Valley with Wayne Choquette
TBD: The History, Culture and Stories of the Yaqan Nukiy with Chief Chris Luke Sr.
TBD: The Diking of the Creston Flats with Luanne Armstrong
TBD: Growing Up in Creston with a panel of long-time residents