Exhibitions about the history and living culture of the Musqueam people, cesna em, City Before the City, have opened at three museum locations in Vancouver: the Musqueam Cultural Centre, the Museum of Vancouver and the UBC Museum of Anthropology (see The Beat January 2015).
Each venue has approached differently the telling of the story of the long human habitation of Vancouver before European occupation of the land around the mouth of the Fraser River.
Visit http://www.thecitybeforethecity.com for tour dates at the three institutions from May to November.
The Musqueam Cultural Centre gives an environmental and cultural context for the traditional life of the Musqueam. Musqueam young people are providing special guided tours of the city before the city exhibition on the Musqueam reserve and invite the public to learn about traditional and contemporary Musqueam culture. The first tour is on April 12 2015.
The Museum of Vancouver explains the history of the Musqueam nation, and shows some of the artifacts in the museum collections in context.
The UBC Museum of Anthropology, with many images but no objects, highlights language, oral history, and the community’s recent actions to protect cesna em.
On Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm, February 8, 2015, MOA is having a special Family Day around the exhibition themes, with hands-on activities in the Archaeology Lab. Email firstname.lastname@example.org