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Along the Fraser River in Richmond lies a small piece of history: the London Heritage Farm. The farm, a four-acre historical site, is complete with the original farmhouse, barn, grounds, and gardens. The farmhouse, built in the 1890s, has been restored to reflect life at a working farm in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Exploring the rooms in the farmhouse is more than just stepping into a museum: it is akin to stepping back in time.
Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.
The featured attraction for this week is the Royal BC Museum, and its wildly popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 feature exhibition, on from November 30, 2012 to April 1, 2013.
Featured Attraction of the Week: Royal BC Museum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)
Last night, I attended the opening night party for the Museum of Vancouver’s (MOV) newest exhibition: Art Deco Chic: Extravagant Glamour Between the Wars. Not only did we get to be the first official visitors to see the new exhibit, it was a smashing party, too, complete with a packed house, visitors decked out in their own Art Deco garb, wine, food, and a live dance performance!
Of course, it was the Art Deco Chic exhibit itself that inspired the party, which is only natural since the exquisite garments on display seem to want a fabulous event to attend. (Even the day dresses are glamourous!) The exhibit brings together 66 items that epitomize Art Deco fashion, clothes and accessories from the 1920s – 1930s; most items come from the private collections of Guest Curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as MOV’s own extensive archive.
The excitement and wonder of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics lives on in the hearts and minds of Vancouverites, and next weekend you can relive the glory at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum with their special Red Mitten Weekend in honour of the second anniversary of the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Red Mitten Weekend runs February 11 – 12, 2012, and offers half-priced admission all weekend, plus free admission for the first 25 kids wearing their 2010 Olympics red mittens. It’s a chance to see the new additions to the museum made during its remodeling (which coincided with the remodeling of BC Place), including the new Vancouver 2010 / Olympic Inspirations Gallery, the new Hall of Champions (an interactive exhibit on BC’s sports’ legends), the new special exhibit “The Dream Card” Hockey Card Collection, and the new Our Teams/Our Turf Gallery featuring the Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Lions.