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.

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