Upcoming

Curator’s Talk and Tour

Join NVMA curator Karen Dearlove for a tour & discussion of the exhibit: “Chief Dan George: Actor & Activist”.  Learn about the inspiration for the exhibit  and get an insider’s view of how it was developed. Hear how the community responded.

Friday, September 29 at 2pm and Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am

Children of Takaya Dance Group’s Story tbc

Drop in at the North Vancouver Museum to hear Gabriel George as he shares the history, stories and regalia of the Tsleil-Waututh’s Children of Takaya Dance Group. Dance regalia will be also displayed. Started in 1951 by Chief Dan George, this Dance Group has been managed by many George family members.

Sunday, October 1, from 1 – 3pm  tbc

Ongoing

NVMA’s Social Media Program!

The Museum & Archives is active on a host of social media platforms. Each platform features different information. To learn about what is happening with the NVMA or to explore a few North Van stories check Facebook. It is great to read how long time North Vancouverites react to those posts. Look to Instagram for photos of what is happening and for unique archival images related to community interests and topic. On Twitter you will find short news feeds from this community and in the arts. Our Pinterest account provides educators with updates on our programs for schools.

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 the WWI Battle at Vimy Ridge, 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

Annual

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 details for 2017 above.

Funding for The Shipyard and Mountaineering Pals has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Museum Association administers the museum component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.