As you are probably already aware, the historic Lynn Valley Elementary School building was preserved and transformed into the North Vancouver Community History Centre, part of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives. The Community History Centre currently has a Canada 150 display, and its second-floor archives are open to the public from Thursday through Saturday (other times by appointment); it’s well worth a visit to look through our community’s collective “photo albums.”  

If learning about the days of yore tickles your fancy, why not consider sharing your interest with others? The NVMA is looking for volunteers. Here’s their shout-out to local history buffs:

If you enjoy working with children, want to share your enthusiasm for history, or are looking to broaden your own experience, becoming a docent for the North Vancouver Museum & Archives (NVMA) is an excellent opportunity.

- photo courtesy NVMA

– photo courtesy NVMA

The NVMA’s mission is to engage, strengthen and inspire our community by exploring history, connecting people and sharing ideas. Our latest exhibition Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist offer the students an opportunity to explore the story of one Indigenous leader and uncover aspects of traditional Coast Salish life. As a docent you will encourage students to learn the significance of Chief Dan George’s life and of how traditional cultures have continued and changed over time.

If you are interested in becoming a docent, please join us for a Docent Information Session:

When: August 31 and September 15, 10:30 – 11:45am

Where: North Vancouver Museum at Presentation House, 209 W. 4th St. North Vancouver

RVSP: Carol Ballard, Education Programmer: ballardc@dnv.org or 604.990.3700, ext. 8007