A list of upcoming heritage happenings for the spring:
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.
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.
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.
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.