Books about local history, written by the Creston Museum
Today, Creston's grain elevators are one of the most significant heritage sites in the Creston Valley. They represent an agricultural industry that exists throughout Creston's history. They are also among the few remaining representatives of the entire Canadian grain industry. This books highlights everything about them, from their construction and threatened demolition to their operation.
50 pp / Spiral bound / Soft cover / 2006 / $10.00
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We collected so much information when researching our 2010 feature exhibit, that we couldn't actually fit it all into the exhibit. This book takes you through the development of electrical power, and shares stories from people who experienced that process.
56 pp / Spiral bound / Soft cover / 2010 / $10.00
Agriculture is, and always has been, a mainstay of the economy of the Creston Valley. Over the years, numerous agricultural industries were established here. All these industries got off to a good start, and seemed to be well-suited to the Valley, but, for a variety of reasons, they all disappeared. From the fruit packing sheds to Swan Valley Foods, egg farms to dairies, this book focuses on a dozen different agricultural industries that once thrived in the Creston Valley.
38 pp / Spiral bound / Soft cover / 2007 / $10.00
Helena White's overview of local history, originally published in 1984. A limited number of these original publications has recently been given to the Museum. Signed by the author and in excellent condition.
34 pp / Soft cover / 1984 / $7.25
For years, we'd been asked if there was a book that summarised the whole history of the Creston Valley. Now there is. With chapters touching on all aspects of local history from the Ktunaxa people to local industries and infrastructure, this book will answer most, if not all, of your questions. Special In the Spotlight sections allow people in the past to speak for themselves.
175 pp / Spiral bound / Soft cover / 2009 / $19.95
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