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

Neighbourhood Speaker Series | Turning 50: The History of the Burnaby Village Museum


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Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby, BC

Directions: Burnaby Village Museum is accessible by vehicle or public transit. Free parking is available in the Museum lot. Entrances: Please use our main entrance at Canada Way & Deer Lake Avenue. Our Carousel entrance is closed until further notice.



Offered in English.


In recognition of the Burnaby Village Museum, join us for talks on a range of topics shared by museum staff and partners. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive online sessions. Presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library.

These events are free, online events but require access to internet and either Zoom or Facebook applications.

To participate, join us on the Burnaby Village Museum Facebook page at the event date and time. You can also register in advance through the Burnaby Public Library at, or call 604-436-5400.

Stepping over the Barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum

Thursday September 22nd at 7:00-8:30pm

- Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, Coordinator of University of the Fraser Valley’s South Asian Institute

- Meagan Innes, Indigenous Educator at Vancouver School Board

- Denise Fong, Historic Researcher at the Burnaby Village Museum

Join museum professionals as they discuss what it takes to bring more diverse stories into the Burnaby Village Museum. Explore the history of discriminatory practices and museological trends as the Museum highlights its recent projects to ensure all cultural groups are represented on its 10-acre village site.

Ups and Downs of Conserving the C.W. Parker Carousel

Tuesday September 27th at 7:00-8:30pm

-Michael DesMazes, Lead Carousel Operator

-Carly Bouwman, Registrar

With thousands of people riding the Carousel every year, it is a wonder this 110-year-old fairground favourite keeps on turning. In the off-season, many dedicated hours go into the careful repair and maintenance of the Carousel. From cogs and gears to paints and jewels, this session covers the ups and downs of Carousel conservation.

50 Years of Blacksmithing at the Burnaby Village Museum

Thursday September 29th at 7:00-8:30pm

- Eric Damer, Museum Interpreter & Researcher

- Lorne Gray, Museum Interpreter

The blacksmith shop at Burnaby Village Museum has drawn excited visitors since the museum first opened. But exactly what took place in the shop and by whom has changed over the years, as has the basic message we convey to the public. Join us for an informative historical exploration of the blacksmith shop through images and commentary from two of our long-standing museum blacksmiths.


City of Burnaby

Burnaby is a vibrant city at the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver. We’re blessed with an amazing natural environment; a strong cultural mosaic; thriving town centres; dedicated technology, business and education districts; welcoming neighbourhoods; and amenities and attractions that make Burnaby a great place to live, work, learn and play.

City government and citizens work hand-in-hand to make Burnaby a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community.


Christina Froschauer

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