School & Youth Museum Tours
Choose from one of the programs available, or call the museum to discuss your program needs. Youth and school tours are by donation.
History of Revelstoke: To introduce students to the history of Revelstoke and to the concept of an historical timeline. Includes slideshow on timeline of Revelstoke, story and scavenger hunt, and creation of a Timeline booklet.
Sinixt First Nation and Multiculturalism in Revelstoke: To introduce the cultural characteristics of the First Peoples of Revelstoke, the Sinixt, and to explore the important role of multiculturalism in the development in the town. Includes three activity stations to explore themes.
Columbia River: To explore the vital role of the Columbia River in the lives of First Nations people, through to the development of Revelstoke, with an emphasis on trade, transport and industry. Includes slideshow on the Columbia River, and four activity stations to explore themes.
Development of Revelstoke: To introduce the cultural characteristics and ways of life of the first peoples of Revelstoke, the Sinixt, and to explore the history of Revelstoke and the important role of multiculturalism in the development of the town. Includes three activity stations to explore themes, and photo comparison activity.
Exploration and Transportation: To explore early contact, trade, and exploration, and the barriers to transportation. Includes slideshow on transportation, five activity stations to explore themes, and mapping exercise.
Industry: To introduce students to Revelstoke’s five main industries and their impact on the community and surrounding environment. Includes slideshow on industries, five activity stations to explore themes, and timeline exercise.
Development of Revelstoke, and Multiculturalism: To explore the contributions of immigrants to the development of Revelstoke within the broader context of Canadian immigration and economic development history. Includes slideshow, two activity stations, and research station on racism.
Sinixt First Nation: To explore the origins and characteristics of the Sinixt First Nations, and the challenges they faced with the arrival of European settlers in the Revelstoke area, resulting in their displacement. Includes study of Sinixt exhibit; artefact study station; and research station.
World War I: To explore the Canadian contribution to World War I, with an emphasis on Revelstoke’s involvement in the war, and to gain an understanding of the sacrifices made by individuals and communities. Includes a slideshow presentation and talk by local researcher Ken English, and an exercise to review profiles of individual soldiers from Revelstoke.
Development of Revelstoke: To explore the early history and development of Revelstoke, with an emphasis on First Nations, exploration, immigration, and industry. Includes slideshow presentation and worksheet.
Downtown walking tours: Suitable for kindergarten through Grade 12, adjusted for grade level.
Cemetery Walking Tours: Suitable for Grades 8 through Grade 12.