Posted by Leigh Hewer on Aug 24, 2021
On Tuesday Aug 24, 2021, 15 individuals signed up to take the Mural Tour of Historic Downtown Vernon.  As a result of smoke condition, earlier in the day, 2 were unable to attend. The tours are put on by Greater Vernon Museum and Archives (GVMA)  and we were hosted by volunteer guide Greg Poirier and GVMA Manager Steve Flick.  The walking Mural Tour explores Historic Downtown Vernon and we learned about the lives and times of some of the settlers and pioneers of our area whose faces grace our city walls. Greg shared stories of the lives and times of the individuals that helped build Vernon from a sleepy Cowtown to the vibrant, multicultural city it is today. We all learned more about the local history, and even that some member’s family members are depicted in a couple of the scenes around the City. The tour was worthwhile and enjoyed by all who attended.