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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Richmond Stories: A Tradition of Boatbuilding

Digital

Film & video History & heritage Museum Storytelling
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.

Location

Richmond, BC

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

About

Starting in the 1880s, many of BC’s finest fishing boats were built in Nikkei-run boat yards. Their style of construction was clean and their workmanship legendary. These boat builders supplied the boats that fed more than 150 canneries dotting the West Coast, including Steveston. This came to an end with the internment of Japanese Canadians in 1942.

Richmond Stories is a collection of 10 short videos that bring Richmond's history to life through storytelling, archival photos, and modern videography.

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Richmond Museum

The Richmond Museum is operated collaboratively by the Richmond Museum Society and City of Richmond. The Museum’s vision is to make the history of Richmond relevant, engaging and accessible.

To support this vision, the Museum collects, documents, researches, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects of historical and cultural significance to the development and history of Richmond.

As storytellers, collectors and educators, our goal is to create moments of wonder and understanding. Our exhibitions tell the many fascinating stories of Richmond; our collections are windows into how we live, past and present; our education programs open minds, young and old; and our work inspires action for a healthy community and planet.