About Us

The Bowness Historical Society was formed in March 2001 by a small group of community people who met informally to discuss a book on our local history. Since 2005, the Bowness Historical Society has published two books and launched projects to promote the history of Bowness.  These include the naming of John Hextall Park and hosting events such as the annual historic homes tour.

Board of Directors

The board of directors of the Bowness Historical Society. Left to right: Anne Campbell, Bernd Martens, Carole Carpenter-Gjertsen, Dr. Judith Barge, Glen Bell, Inga Pollhaus. Front row: Bonnie Laing.

President: Carole Carpenter-Gjertsen

Secretary-Treasurer: Anne Campbell

Marketing/Communications: Inga Pollhaus

Senior Relations: Bonnie Laing

Research: Dr. Judith Barge, Bernd Martens, Glen Bell

Historic Bowness 2015 Calendar

Historic Bowness 2015 Calendar $15.00

Featuring Wood's Christian Home at Bowness

Learn more about our calendar.


Become a Member

  • Annual membership will support the activities of the Society
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter, the Bowness Beacon, and other notices.
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