Exhibit Opening: Victorian Vancouver Family Portraits

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1415 Barclay St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

Opening on Saturday August 30th at the Roedde House Museum, a new exhibit called “Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits” will tell the story of three families from distinct cultures who were foundational pioneers in Victorian-era Vancouver.From Hawaiian longshoremen to Chinese printers to German bookbinders, each of these families created their own sites of culture, commerce & community in the city’s early years.

The exhibit’s launch event on Saturday, August 30th will be from 1pm to 4pm, and will feature a visual presentation by author of Stanley Park’s Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point, Jean Barman. Jan Walls, founder of both the Centre for Pacific and Oriental Studies in Victoria as well as the David Lam Centre for International Communication at SFU, will also be doing a presentation on Chinese language characters.

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