book-cover-100x108Book Launch: The Amazing Mazie Baker: the Squamish Nation’s Warrior Elder

“In 1931, Mazie Antone was born into the Squamish Nation, a community caught between its traditional values … and the legislation imposed by European settlers. When she was six, the police carried her off to St. Paul’s Indian Residential School, as mandated by the 1920 Indian Act.” Caitlin Press.  Her story is told in this new publication; to attend the Caitlin Press launch event,  RSVP here.


Volunteer at the NVMA!

North Vancouver volunteer helps student at Museum“It’s so much fun – seeing the kids awestruck!” ~ Caroline

If you enjoy working with kids and have a love for local history, we have a volunteer job for you! Become a school program docent and inspire students while sharing your enthusiasm for community stories. Contact NVMA’s Education Program at 604 990 3700 x 8007.

Walter Draycott’s Great War Chronicle

ex-draycottTo commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI, NVMA has launched a blog, where we are posting, one hundred years to the day for 4 ½ years , each of Walter Draycott’s diary entries. Join us  at Draycott’s Great War Chronicle


Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair Celebration

The NVMA works with students to research a variety of aspects of Canadian history. The 2016 Sea to Sky REGIONAL Heritage Fair was hosted by the Squamish Historical Society in Squamish BC.

The following students were selected to represent the Sea to Sky Region at the 2016 Provincial Heritage Fair. They will be joined Provincial Heritage Fair delegates from around the province.

The students are: Grade 5 Student Gabriele Altomare for his project on Canadian Currency, from St Pius X Catholic School North Vancouver;

Grade 5 Student Jayden Cheung for his project on The Renaming Of The Second Narrows Bridge, from St Pius X Catholic School North Vancouver; and

Grade 10 Student Siobhan McDonald for her project on Treaties & The Indian Act, from Seycove Secondary School North Vancouver.


The Shipyard and Mountaineering Pals

Every summer in North Vancouver characters from the past make an appearance.  Shipyard Sal and Sam may be seen roving the City of North Vancouver’s Shipyard plaza while Max and Molly the mountaineers will be found at Lynn Canyon Park entertaining visitors with stories of mountain explorations and discovery. See above for further details.

#2492540-v1-2012_Young_Citizens_Maggie_and_Fiona_with_Tripod_(website)Young Citizens Film Academy

See what our 2015 Young Citizens video competition participants created this year!  This year we worked with 6 youth from grades 5 and 6, and produced 6 videos.  Young Citizens will return in 2017.

The 2015 topics included: The Canadian Flag, The Library of Parliament, The Parliament Buildings, Changes in the Game of Hockey, fencer Jujie Luan and The Empress of China. The NVMA Young Citizens projects may be viewed here.