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Heritage Lecture – Themes, Subthemes and Memes: Telling History in a Different Way

April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Heritage Consultant Don Luxton for a sweep through Vancouver’s history taken from his recent groundbreaking work developing the Vancouver Historic Context and Thematic Framework. From the big ideas of city planning to the details of design and the everyday, Donald will cover a wide swath of the city’s history from social movements such as Temperance, Suffrage and the Women’s Liberation Movement, through all manner of social, economic and community endeavours. This includes everything from the development of water and sanitary services to barber shops and beauty salons. This presentation will provide a fascinating glimpse of this new work and a fresh perspective on the identification of historic places.

This is the first time that a citywide Thematic Framework has been developed to identify key civic and historic themes in this way. It provides a foundation for identifying gaps in what can be recognized as having heritage value in Vancouver and has an integral part in the City of Vancouver Heritage Action Plan, for which Don is the Lead Consultant. The framework is organized into five broad themes, further subdivided into 32 Sub-Themes and 103 Components.

In partnership with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, our Heritage Lecture series offers illustrated talks that look at the history of Vancouver, covering the events, movements, and people that shaped our city. The talks are co-hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation with net proceeds benefiting both organizations.

Photo credit: City of Vancouver Archives

Please note:   The venue for this event has changed to: Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, 1630 W 15th Ave


$10 – UWCV Members (contact our office for the promo code!)
$15 – Non-Members
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April 24, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada
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The University Women’s Club of Vancouver
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