The SS Sicamous turns 100 years old this May, and to mark the occasion the Penticton Museum and Archives wants to hear about your memories of the impressive old ship.
As part of the celebrations, they are creating a special collection dedicated to the SS Sicamous as part of the ongoing “Local Lore Project”.
They are looking for residents of the Okanagan Valley who rode the SS Sicamous during her time as a transport vessel, contributed to her restoration, or worked as part of her crew, who are willing to share their stories and their experiences.
The stories collected will be kept on record in the Penticton Museum and Archives, where they will be preserved for generations to come, accessible to the public and safe from being lost to the passage of time.
Manda Maggs of the Penticton Museum and Archives says contributions like this are invaluable sources of knowledge for researchers and for those restoring ships like the SS Sicamous.
“The essence of the Local Lore project is to collect information from the public, who have a vast wealth of knowledge, before it is forgotten or lost. The stories collected are not trivial, they are not invaluable – they are the link to the past that we need in order to give our future generations context about the journey we’ve taken together as a community,” Maggs explains. “The Local Lore Project is here to tell everyone’s story”.
Anyone willing to contribute stories, photos, or would like to participate in the Local Lore Project can contact Manda Maggs at 250-490-2454 or email [email protected]