Monday, May 02, 2016

Candy leaves museum

by  Darren Handschuh - CASTANET May 2, 2016 / 10:54 am 
After almost a quarter of a century at the helm of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Ron Candy is stepping down. For more than 23 years, Candy was the executive director and curator of the downtown museum. According to a press release, Candy is stepping down in order to pursue other interests and spend more time with his wife. Candy came to Vernon from the historic gold mining town of Barkerville where he held a similar role. The museum will now launch a search for a new executive director, but in the interim, a Barkerville alumni of Candy's will take the reins. Ken Mather, former general manager of Historic O'Keefe Ranch, will run the museum until a permanent replacement is found. Mather also spent many years in Barkerville and is well known throughout the North Okanagan for his expertise in history and as an author. The Greater Museum and Archives has as its primary objectives to actively collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret collections of artifacts and archival material relevant to the North Okanagan.
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