BC Museums Week 2020: Heroes

When the news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke, citizens across BC wanted to find ways to show their appreciation for the heroes of this pandemic. Communities started nightly 7:00 pm celebrations as a means of showing their appreciation for everyday heroes who are serving on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Households around […]

BC Museums Week 2020: #MuseumsTogetherBC

Join the BCMA to celebrate #MuseumWeek from May 11 – 17, 2020, and International Museum Day on May 18, 2020 This annual event brings together museums, arts and culture professionals from around the world on social media to connect, inspire each other and highlight the amazing work that is done in the sector every day […]

Haney House and the City of Maple Ridge

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Maple Ridge Museum Haney House Project: Haney House Restoration and Conservation Funding Received: $57,000 Haney House is a registered historical site listed on the City of Maple Ridge Heritage Register. It was home to pioneer Thomas Haney and his family, who moved out from Ontario to seek a better […]

Burnaby Village Museum & the City of Burnaby

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Burnaby Village Museum and the City of Burnaby Project: Burnaby Then and Now: Celebrating Burnaby125 with Heritage Markers Funding Received: $57,000 2017 marked not only the 150th anniversary of BC and Canada, but the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the Municipality of Burnaby in 1892. Over this 125 […]

Chinese Canadian Military Museum

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Chinese Canadian Military Museum Project: Developing Infrastructure Upgrade and Current Year’s Exhibition Funding Received: $45,000 Established in 1998, the Chinese Canadian Military Museum is a registered charity with the goal of collecting, preserving, documenting, and commemorating the role of Chinese Canadian veterans in the service of Canada’s military, and […]

Chase and District Museum and Archives

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Chase and District Museum Project: Together We are Stronger Funding Received: $15,000 The Chase and District Museum and Archives Society is a non-profit society established in 1984 with the mandate to preserve and present the rich historical culture of the Shuswap. The project completed by the Museum for BC|Canada150 […]

South Asian Studies Institute

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights South Asian Studies Institute (University of the Fraser Valley) Project: History Across the Region Project – Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project Funding Received: $68,000 For BC|Canada150, the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley undertook to record South Asian Canadian family histories, collections, and then share […]

Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame Project: Building CLHofF Museum and Digital Archives Funding Received: $25,000 For BC|Canada150, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame Museum was able to purchase two museum quality display cases, a scanner for the digitization of archival records, and display newly digitized images on a new […]

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Project: Digital Kiosk Project Funding Received: $25,000 Located in Merritt, BC – which aptly wears the crown “Country Music Capital of Canada” – the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame claims a proud history. The Hall is a key piece of Canada’s music […]

The Caetani Cultural Centre

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Caetani Cultural Centre Project: Caetani Open House Project Funding Received: $30,000 The Caetani Cultural Centre is operated by the Caetani Cultural Centre Society and is a designated and registered heritage property of the City of Vernon. The Caetani house was left to the citizens of Greater Vernon to be […]