Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Women's History Month in British Columbia

Events scheduled for Women's History Month in BC - two of them this week.


October 12, 2017, Thursday - The Struggle for Women's Suffrage in British Columbia.- A Panel Discussion.  Free, but seating limited. 7 pm at the City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Panelists: Lara Campbell (Professor, Simon Fraser University), Class and Militancy in Vancouver and Victoria; Sherry Edmunds-Flett (Doctoral Candidate, Simon Fraser), Black Women, Suffrage, and Social Reform in Victoria and Vancouver;
Veronica Strong-Boag (Professor Emerita, UBC), Where was Democracy? The Struggle for Suffrage.
Moderator: Willeen Keough (Professor, Simon Fraser University).


October 14, 2017, Saturday - "Where are the Women in My Family History?' with M. Diane Rogers (yes, that's me!) starting at 3:30. Finding Your Roots Seminar, Surrey, BC. Free, but you do need to register: http://findingyourroots.ca/  This Seminar is all day and features 38 different family history and genealogy topics.


October 14, 2017, Saturday - Meeting the Moodys exhibit opens Oct. 14 to Nov. 25, 2017 at the Port Moody Station Museum. The exhibit showcases original letters and photographs from the Royal BC Museum on the time Mary and Richard Moody spent in British Columbia 1859–1863. October 14, 2-4 pm - Opening reception 
October 29, 2 to 3 p.m., Dr. Hilary Lewin, Exhibit Curator, will speak on "Making Memories: A History of Souvenir Albums". 
November. 5,  2-3 p.m., Dr. Jacqueline Gresko will speak on "Windows on the Past: Mary Moody’s letters on life in the Royal Engineer Camp 1859-1863". 
Museum website: http://portmoodymuseum.org/  Address: 2734 Murray St. Port Moody


October 17, 2017, Tuesday -  Jolene Castillou Cumming shares 3 West End alley stories:
- “Indians at the Kitchen Door”
-   Emily Carr’s adventurous student field trips
-  Elwy’s Alley: How a 7 block long Vancouver Civic Asset came to be named after a 1915 U.S.A. Patented Toiletries. 6 pm at JJ Beans, just off of Davie St, on Bidwell, Vancouver.


October 29, 2017, Sunday - Women's History in the BC Archives (tentative title). with Archivist, Genevieve Weber and panelists, including myself. At the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. Watch for info soon on the Royal BC Museum calendar: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/calendar  BC Archives website: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/bc-archives/visitor-information


Status of Women Canada has asked each of us to #claimyourplace on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to "celebrate the courageous women and girls who inspire you to #ClaimYourPlace.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ClaimYourPlace and share photos, videos and words of inspiration."


Merna Forster is one of those inspiring Canadian women. Do visit her site right now - Heroines.ca A Guide to Women in Canadian History: http://www.heroines.ca

It doesn't appear the British Columbia government is interested this year (or last), but you might like to see the previous years' handouts.

If you know of other women's history events coming up, please let me know. Thanks!

Edited 10 Oct. 2017 - event added.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BC Historical Federation Conference - Chilliwack, May 25-28, 2017

Coming up quickly in Chilliwack!

May 25-28, 2017 – BC Historical Federation (BCHF) Conference – Historical sessions, tours, workshops; AGM. 

Pre-conference workshops – download poster here 

Thursday – Two workshops - Archive Bootcamp; and Family Curator and Archivist: Taking Care of our Artifacts with BC Genealogical Society members Brenda Smith and M. Diane Rogers; 

Friday – Keynote; lectures; Book Fair; field trips: evening presentation: Grand Theft Terra Firma. 

Saturday – lectures, field trips, tours, gala dinner. 

Sunday – Little Mountain Cemetery Tour and Fraser and Harrison River Boat Tour. 

See the detailed schedule and Register at the BCHF website: http://www.bchistory.ca/conference/schedule-at-a-glance/

Friday, February 03, 2017

\winter Wander in Vancouver's Vanier Park, Sat. Feb 4th, 2017

The City of Vancouver Archives is once again participating in Winter Wander in Vanier Park.

On February 4, bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, science, history and art - plus, enjoy local food vendors, entertainment, and have the chance to win great prizes.

For only $5.00, admission to the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and City of Vancouver Archives is included. 

Plus you can watch performances from the Young Shakespeareans from Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Academy of Music students, Gamelan Bike Bike, and listen to storytelling by Vancouver Public Library. 

New this year: play ball hockey in the Vancouver Archives parking lot, learn to fold origami and explore a giant wild migration map of Canada at MOV, the Museum of Vancouver.

Children 5 and under are free!

Purchase your ticket on the day of the event from the Museum of VancouverH.R. MacMillan Space Centre or the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Finding Your Roots - October 2016 - Surrey BC

Just the day for #genealogy! Today I'm at the annual Finding Your Roots seminar in Surrey, BC talking about genealogy and family history all day.

Are you registered for my 'Blogging Your Family History' session? Hope you downloaded your handout. If not, you still have time.

Looking for my Really Simple Geneablog Editorial Calendar?  Here is the download link. If you need this in another format, contact me.

Don't forget to let me know if you are interested in a hands-on session soon. Look for me at the BC Genealogical Society sales and display area.

Enjoy Finding Your Roots! It is a priceless genealogy experience.