A look at life in the 70s and more
The volunteers and staff of the Bowen Island Museum and Archives have been working hard behind the scenes to organize displays and events for the public in the coming year.
Our ongoing archival work will focus on collecting personal accounts, photographs, and historical materials that tell of life on Bowen Island in the 1970s. In keeping with this theme, we will be hosting an Oral History Workshop on Sunday, January 27, and we invite the public to join us. The workshop will be led by Willeen Keough, a professor at Simon Fraser University. From 1 to 4 p.m., we will learn about the art of creating oral history conversations. To attend, please pre-register at (604) 947-2655 or email@example.com. Participation in the workshop is by donation.
Next month, we will be celebrating BC Heritage Week with our annual Youth Curator Program in collaboration with Bowen Island Community School. We are pleased to also be working with students from Island Discovery Learning Centre this year to create a photographic display at the Learning Centre based on this year’s Heritage Week theme: Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods.
We’re also partnering with the Bowen Island Arts Council to celebrate the diversity of arts and culture on the island. The Museum and Archives’ summer exhibit will focus on the history of art on Bowen, featuring a variety of local visual artists, gallerists, and collectors.
This will coincide with the arts council’s 25th anniversary, so expect an exiting line-up of events. And you may just see us at the Bowen Summer Market in Snug Cove again when July comes around.
These are just a few of the programs taking place at the Museum and Archives and we hope you will join us in 2013.
HEATHER JOAN TAM
B.I. Museum and Archives