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Secwepemc Museum

Secwepemc Museum

Indian Reserve
Gallery, Museum, Theatre

200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1, Canada
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The Secwepemc Museum displays incorporate the oral history and legends of the Secwepemc people, along with historical photographs, illustrations and artifacts.

Cultural displays extend into a 5-hectare Heritage Park located on the banks of the South Thompson River.  More than a kilometer of trails lead visitors through the archaeological remains of a 2,000 year old Secwepemc winter village site, which features 4 reconstructed winter pit-houses, and summer tule mat lodges, with various unique food preparation structures.

Also located within the Heritage Park, is our unique Ethnobotanical Gardens, which feature informative markers about the traditional use of plants and their value.

The Kamloops Indian Residential School building was where the Secwepemc Museum first opened its doors in 1982.

The Museum represents the collective efforts of the Secwepemc nation in preserving the history, language and culture of the Secwepemc.

The Museum is a cultural treasure and a unique experience of permanent exhibits portraying Secwepemc culture and their history as well as temporary and travelling exhibits of Aboriginal themes traditional games, song, dance, oral histories and legends.

The Museum covers the archaeological phases such as the Kamloops phase, Thompson phase, Shuswap phase, Lochnore phase and early Nesikep phase. The Secewpemc people would say “from time immemorial”.

An air conditioned theater room in the first gallery offers a “welcome to the land of the Secwepemc” video; a brief visual, informational and colorful introduction that plays on the big screen.

Activity Stream

Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Lower Rose Trails
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 1:32 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: It’s time to stop logging old-growth forests
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Dewdrop Ridge – Battle Bluff Route
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 10:24 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Late evening musings on one of Kamloops’ Council’s critical responsibilities…
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Tranquille Hills Hike – Kamloops Trails
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 8:30 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Savona to Sabiston Trail in March
Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Protecting the planet can prevent pandemics
Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking Rabbit Island in March
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 5:19 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Supreme Court decision puts Canada on right track for carbon pricing
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Newest Members

Konrad Schmid-Meil Became a member on 2021-03-22 19:18:00
Wilchelm Ens Became a member on 2021-03-11 20:53:33
Jason Weiss Became a member on 2021-02-26 23:24:24
Sabine Stanzer Became a member on 2021-02-11 23:38:07
Tai Jung Lee Became a member on 2021-02-08 18:26:19
Jeremy Ellis Became a member on 2021-02-02 07:51:11
Holly Judd Became a member on 2021-01-26 01:55:46
John Smith Became a member on 2021-01-24 23:11:22
Ryan Noakes Became a member on 2021-01-14 01:17:57
Kamloops Film Society Became a member on 2021-01-11 23:08:20