Culture Days at the  NVMA.  September 30 – October 1, 2016

6973 cropped (4)The NVMA will host a weekend of events including:

Friday, September 30 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. At the Community History Centre, Lynn Valley: Family Records Workshop with archivist Janet Turner. Call 604 990 3700 x8016 to pre-register. Required.  If you have boxes of family photos and documents deteriorating in your kitchen drawer or attic, there is a solution at hand! Get some tips on how-to care for these precious items at this workshop with NVMA’s archivist.

Saturday, October 1 at the Community History Centre (Lynn Valley) at 10 a.m.: Shaketown Walk with curator Karen Dearlove. Call 604 990 3700 x8016 to pre-register. Explore Lynn Valley’s history and heritage with a guided walk of Lynn Valley, the former Shaketown.

Saturday, October 1 at the Community History Centre (Lynn Valley) from noon to 2 pm: Behind the Scenes tour of the Archives. Drop-in.

Saturday, October 1 at the Community History Centre (Lynn Valley) at 2 pm: The District of North Vancouver: A Community of Communities. Illustrated talk by author Dan Francis.  Learn more about the writing of this book in Vancouver Sun Q & A.  Call 604 990 3700 x8016 to pre-register. Daniel Francis will reveal the stories behind the growth of North Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods that evolved during the transformation from milltown to metropolis. Following the talk, Dan Francis will sign copies of the recently released & richly illustrated book “Where Mountains Meet the Sea:, a history of the District of North Vancouver”.

All Weekend: at the North Vancouver Museum (At Presentation House Arts Centre)  from noon to 5 pm. Water’s Edge: Stories from the North Shore of Burrard InletSee description.

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.  on Saturday, April 30th.

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.