Dates: February 7, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Location: Royal BC Museum – Victoria, BC
Celebrating 155 years of Victoria’s Chinatown
In conjunction with the Victoria Symphony, this temporary exhibition showcases Victoria Chinatown’s important role in history.
On display is a Chinese Freemason’s lantern, dated between the 1910s and the 1930s, in the process of conservation work. The lantern reveals early-twentieth-century Chinese Canadian’s transnational links and sophisticated Chinese Cultural upbringings.
Video recordings of the elders recount life in Victoria Chinatown during the 1930s to 1950s and how Chinese New Year was celebrated back then. Videos include clips from Dr David Lai, Canada’s Mr. Chinatown, and four families who had businesses and lived in Chinatown.
For more information, please visit the Royal BC Museum website.
Tradition in Felicities is part of the Victoria Symphony Chinatown Celebration. For a complete list of Chinatown Celebration events honouring Victoria Chinatown’s 155th anniversary, please visit the Victoria Symphony website.