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Articles and Manuscripts by Katie Lacey  (1900-1964)


(reproduced here with the kind permission of Mrs. Helen Miller and Mr. Ed Lacey Jr.)


laceyDuring her lifetime, Katie Lacey was much involved with the study and documentation of the heritage and history of Osoyoos and its region. She corresponded with many of her peers, and was a member of the Okanagan Historical Society. A collector herself, she was one of the founders of the Osoyoos Museum. Her text on the Osoyoos Museum (1963) is of course silent on her own considerable contributions to the Osoyoos Museum. Until her death in 1964, she led the team of volunteers in cataloguing the initial collection. Her manuscripts and notes were donated to the Osoyoos Museum, and a Reading Room in the Museum was set aside and named in her memory. An obituary was published in the Okanagan Historical Society's Twenty-Eighth Report (1964).

Through the Internet, the Osoyoos Museum now extends this Virtual Reading Room and hopes that Katie Lacey's lifetime work in the history and heritage sectors will provide a foundation for further research and exploration.