Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cemetery Tours Coming Up - Vancouver BC

At Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, BC, there will be two sets of tours this month. See you there!

First, one on Sunday, June 19th, then another on Sunday, June 26th. Details below.

Join John Atkin (Civic Historian) and Lorraine Irving (BC Genealogical Society) once again on their very popular walking tours. Mill Managers, Union Organisers and Archivists & Piano Salesmen will be discussed, along with lots of other interesting tidbits about the cemetery!
Sunday, June 19th
10am to Noon
$10.00 per person (cash only please)
Rain or shine
No reservations necessary
Meet at 5445 Fraser St at 39th Ave.

And next,

Crinolines, Crimes and Courage:
Women of Mountain View Cemetery Historical Walking Tour
Sunday, June 26, 2011


A fundraiser for the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives

Minimum donation $10 (cash only). Maximum 25 people * drop-in only

Meet at the southwest corner of 33rd & Fraser St.

What do a Titanic survivor, a murdered nurse and an adventurous Gastown school teacher all have in common? You will discover the answer and more on this 2 hour tour led by three Vancouver women historians. Visit the grave sites and hear stories about the famous and forgotten remarkable women who helped shape our city. Step back in time to unearth fascinating true tales of struggles, conquests and mystery surrounding the lives of this amazing collection of historically important women. The tour also includes how to decipher grave marker symbolisms.

Tour by 3 women historians from the BC Genealogical Society, Women's History Network of BC & the Herstory Cafe.

Lorraine Irving has been giving tours of Mountain View Cemetery for over 10 years. She is the President, B.C. Genealogical Society, B.C. Historical Federation Director, Vancouver Historical Society member, New Westminster Historical Society member and a guide at Irving House, New Westminster Museum.

M. Diane Rogers is the Editor & Past President, British Columbia Genealogical Society and Secretary, Women's History Network of British Columbia. Teacher, speaker, researcher & writer, British Columbian family history and women's history.

Jolene Cumming is a local historical interpreter whose specializes in early Vancouver women’s history and Stanley Park historical walking tours. She is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the Herstory Cafe and a board member of the Friends of the Vancouver Archives. Jolene is a fourth generation Vancouverite.