Mugshots: A Page From Vancouver’s Past, 1912-1913

Photo: Vancouver Police Museum

Featuring one of Vancouver’s oldest mugshot books, this exhibit takes you beyond the pages and into the lives of those who lived in Vancouver between 1912-1913. Continue reading:
Mugshots: A Page From Vancouver’s Past, 1912-1913

So long summer! These monthly movie events feature creepy, cult favourites in the local morgue

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Image from the Vancouver Police Museum

With the final long weekend of the summer coming up and back to school happening next week, it feels like we’re creeping closer to the fall season… (Sorry!)

You may have already noticed this if you’ve attempted to buy a new pair of sandals or a beach towel and instead been confronted with Thanksgiving decorations and Halloween costumes. (Fun fact: there are only 63 days until Halloween!)

So, it’s fitting that the Vancouver Morgue is getting into the spirit of things by kicking off the 2019 season of their popular Movies in the Morgue film series.

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So long summer! These monthly movie events feature creepy, cult favourites in the local morgue

Vancouver Police Museum hosts monthly ‘Movies in the Morgue’

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Image from the Vancouver Police Museum

If you’re running out of ideas for date night, the Vancouver Morgue has got you covered… On Tuesday, September 11, the infamous ‘Movies in the Morgue‘ event kicks off for a new season.

If the title didn’t already make it clear, ‘Movies in the Morgue’ is just that – screenings of thrilling, creepy, and dramatic movies in the Vancouver Police Museum every second Tuesday of the month.

Starting up again on September 11, you’re invited to watch The Blues Brothers, and don’t forget to bring a blanket or two so that you can cosy up in the old City morgue.

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Vancouver Police Museum hosts monthly ‘Movies in the Morgue’

Unique Vancouver: Watch a Movie in the Morgue

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Police Museum

What’s creepier than watching a scary movie? How about watching a scary movie while in a morgue? The Vancouver Police Museum is offering just that for thrill-seekers looking for a more interesting place to get their scary-movie on.

Movies in the Morgue is a monthly event that happens on the second Tuesday of every month right in the heart of downtown at the old Vancouver city morgue.

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Unique Vancouver: Watch a Movie in the Morgue

History and ghost lore: Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours are back

Haunted Vancouver TrolleyLadies and ghouls it’s time to hop on a historical Halloween tour and immerse yourselves in Vancouver’s murderous history and local ghost lore.

From October 18 – 31, Vancouver Trolley Company and the Vancouver Police Museum hosts the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours, a two and a half hour journey through Vancouver’s prim and proper houses by day and rumored ghost hangouts by night.   Continue reading:
History and ghost lore: Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours are back

Cool Exhibit at the Vancouver Police Museum: Women in Policing – 100 Years in the VPD

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The women of the Vancouver Police Department pose for a photo on the day that they received their first uniforms. Photo credit: Vancouver Police Museum

International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8. Here are some local ladies who have set the bar high.

I bet you didn’t know that the Vancouver Police Department hired the first female police officers in all of Canada. Well it’s true. Vancouverites Minnie Millar and Lurancy Harris were the first women on the force, joining the VPD June 18, 1912.

100 or so years later, the Vancouver Police Museum is honouring the achievements of these remarkable women, and all the VPD women since. Women in Policing puts the spotlight on landmark achievements of women on the force. The fascinating exhibit illustrates the struggle for gender equality in the VPD with anecdotes, interactive audio-visual elements, uniforms and photographs and other memorabilia.

You’ll find it all at the Vancouver Police Museum, located in the the historic City Morgue and Coroner’s Court in downtown Vancouver at 240 E. Cordova Street.

Get a sneak peek at the Women in Policing exhibit, including a shot of the notorious “Bunny Bus,” after the jump. Continue reading:
Cool Exhibit at the Vancouver Police Museum: Women in Policing – 100 Years in the VPD

CSI Camp for Kids at Vancouver Police Museum: March 14-16, 21-23

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Hats off to the Vancouver Police Museum.  They’ve taken what could be a dry theme – a museum about policing – and turned it into one of the city’s most exciting cultural offerings.  (Haven’t been on their Sins of the City tour or checked out the old coroner’s office upstairs?  You should.).

This spring break, the museum is offering something really neat: Hiest!, a six-session CSI camp for kids focused on the ins and outs of police detective work (offered March 14-16 and March 21-23).  This sounds so fun that I’m jealous non-kids can’t join in.

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CSI Camp for Kids at Vancouver Police Museum: March 14-16, 21-23