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1675 Tutill Court, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8

Winter: 10:00am - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday;
10:00am - 4:00pm Thursday;
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Statuatory Holidays.

Summer: 10:00am - 3:00pm Monday;
9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday;
Closed Sunday and Stat Holidays.

Archive hours: One hour after opening to one hour before closing.

Phone ahead to (250) 378-4145 if you are planning a special visit or research trip to Merritt.





Wild Wind Onion

Heinz Lange (December 18, 1919 - June 11, 2000) was a well-known Merritt teacher and inventor. Windmills were his passion at least as early as 1967. His "normal" windmills were used to aerate local lakes. By 1974, he had developed a vertical axle helical windmill prototype. A decade later he was issued patents for his unique design that he dubbed the Wind Onion.

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Choose your own Throwback Thursday experience with Historypin!

This week, we're mixing things up a little bit.

If you click on the image, it will take you to our new historypin channel :)

Have you heard of historypin? Probably not! Here's a quick run-down about it, and what it's meant to do.

historypin allows users to 'pin' images to Google Maps, with a description and information about the images. You can even pin images to street view,…

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A Belated Celebration of Mining Week (April 28-May)

Happy Thursday to you! 

BC Mining Week 2013, was officially declared to be April 28-My 4, 2013 by our Provincial Legislature to celebrate the mining industry. Communities throughout BC have held events and activities to celebrate. Although it was supposed to be a week long celebration, there are still events happening this week as part of BC Mining Week, including some events in Kamloops…

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