Saturday, June 30, 2007

Our Tea & Tour Program is Back for Summer 2007!

Come join us for a guided museum tour and delightful afternoon tea at the Gertrude Lawson House. Walk Through the Stitúyntm Enduring Traditions: Historic and Contemporary Squamish and Coast Salish Art exhibition and enjoy tea and refreshments served in the museum garden. It is a great opportunity to learn about local aboriginal history and chat with your neighbours.
The show brings together both historic and contemporary artworks by Squamish and Coast Salish people ­– some on public display for the first time. Featuring numerous works by notable aboriginal artists – Lawrence Paul, Stan Greene, Susan R. Point and Rick Harry, just to name a few – this engaging exhibit invites you to contemplate the many forms that these artistic visions take, and to awaken your senses to the spirituality and aesthetics of Coast Salish art traditions.

Wáxayus (Salmon Chief Figure) carved by August Jack Khatsahlano. C.1920. Courtesy of the Vancouver Museum. AA687. photo.

The guided museum tour and delightful afternoon tea will take place at The West Vancouver Museum and Archives, which is located in the historic Gertrude Lawson house (17th Street and Esquilmalt). Inspired by stone manor houses during her visit to Scotland, Gertrude Lawson – a beloved teacher and the daughter of John Lawson – designed this charming home with the hopes that it could act as a hub for social and community activity. Even in her passing, her original intent lives on with the home having become an apt setting for introducing the rich and diverse history of West Vancouver to the interested public.
Admission $10.00 Adult, $8.00 Senior/Student
We will be offering Tea and Tours on the following dates:
July 19 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
August 10 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Call 604-925-7270 to Register


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