Burnaby Village Museum honours Chinese Canadian history
The Burnaby Village Museum’s summer season brings Across the Pacific, a new exhibit exploring the history and legacy of Chinese-Canadians in Burnaby since the late 1800s. In creating this exhibit, the museum collaborated with the descendants of some of Burnaby’s Chinese farm families, including those who continue to farm in the city’s Big Bend area.
The exhibit is presented in three written languages – English as well as traditional and simplified Chinese – and includes audio components featuring several Cantonese dialects, making the content accessible to the community’s diverse Chinese-language speakers.
For those interested in Chinese Canadian history, check out the Museum’s Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co fonds for archival records and artifacts about its Chinese Herbalist shop.