What’s Happening in Heritage?

by Eve Lazarus on April 5, 2014

A list of upcoming heritage happenings for the spring:

Lawren Harris


On Now:   Vancouver Art Gallery: Lawren Harris – Canadian Visionary. Runs to May 4. Lawren Harris lived in Vancouver for a number of years. He and the Group of Seven rock. Go see them. 


Thursday April 10paulsmurderposter

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The Vancouver Police Museum’s Murder, Mystery & Intrigue – a five-part examination of some of Vancouver’s most infamous murders. This week I’ll be talking about the still unsolved Pauls’ murder accompanied by tons of visuals.

Saturday April 12

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Top 10 Endangered Sites 2014 Mystery Bus Tour. Heritage Vancouver – Be the first to find out which buildings are slated for the bulldozer. (Another tour at 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday April 15

7:30 p.m – 9 p.m. The Vancouver Heritage Foundation presents a lecture on the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest by Larry Kreisman, Seattle-based historian and author at Hycroft in Shaughnessy.

Thursday April 24

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The Vancouver Historical Society‘s next speaker is John Atkin and he’ll be talking about “The Life of a Building.” Meetings are by donation and at the Museum of Vancouver.

treasuresSaturday April 26

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The North Vancouver Museum & Archives is running a fundraiser called “Treasures from the Attic” at the Lynn Valley Centre. Specialists will appraise Great Aunt Jane’s cameo or those pearls your grandmother left you. Pre-register 604-990-3700 or take a chance and drop in after 2:00 p.m.


Saturday April 26

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is holding it’s annual Vancouver Special House Tour, featuring five funky renovated houses.


Tuesday April 29

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Heritage Vancouver Society’s Don Luxton to talk about the Top Ten Endangered Sites for 2014.

Thursday May 8

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The Vancouver Police Museum’s Murder, Mystery & Intrigue – the last in a five-part. Former VPD homicide detective Brian Honeybourne talks about his search for the Babes in the Woods killer.

dave barrettThursday May 22

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Vancouver Historical Society presents Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh speaking about their Book “The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975.” Meetings are by donation and at the Museum of Vancouver.


Sunday May 25

New Westminster’s Annual Heritage Home Tour. This year’s tour a mix of residential and commercial buildings, including one of the oldest Queen’s Park houses built in 1891.

Ch. 3 John Cameron's house New Westminster

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James Ferron Anderson April 6, 2014 at 1:24 am

I saw the Group of Seven exhibition in Dulwich, London about three years ago, including work by Lawren Harris, and I’m looking forward to the Emily Carr exhibition there in, I think, November. Yes, I can agree with that: they rock.


Eve Lazarus April 6, 2014 at 11:38 am

I just walked past Fred Varley’s old house this morning! His grandson told me he had a Tom Thomson sketch patching a leak in the ceiling …


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