Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Old School Courses – Researching a Building

Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives – February 23
This workshop begins with an introduction by Historian and Author, John Atkin, using a Strathcona heritage home as a case study to illustrate the steps to researching a home to understand its past and/or inform restoration and repairs. This is followed by an introduction to the Archives’ actual resources with one of the Archivists, using examples of research materials from attendees’ submitted research addresses.

Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library – March 1
Learn about the historic maps, images, directories and abundant online reference materials available in Special Collections at the Downtown Branch of the VPL.

Date: February 23, 2016 & March 1, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: (Feb 23) City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut St, Vancouver
(March 1) Vancouver Public Library, Central Library Special Collections, 7th Floor
AIBC Learning Units (LUs): 2 core & 2 non-core LUs
Cost: $20
Register: Visit for tickets

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