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By sromkey on August 24, 2011
The Chung Collection Exhibition will be closed to the public from August 24-26 and August 29. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By sromkey on August 23, 2011
Regarding history, Wallace Chung believes it is important to forgive, but not forget. His collection of rare items based on the Chinese experience in North America helps to keep memories of Chinese history alive, illustrating moments of historical happiness without neglecting to represent the struggles. Divided into three major themes of discovery, immigration and settlement, […]
By sromkey on August 12, 2011
The Chung Collection Exhibition will be closed to the public on August 22, 26 and 29. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The good news is that the closure is for the completion of a special project- stay tuned in the coming months!
By sromkey on August 12, 2011
(Cross posted with Chung Collection News): The Chung Collection Exhibition will be closed to the public on August 22, 26 and 29. We apologize for the inconvenience. The good news is that the closure is for the completion of a special project- stay tuned in the coming months!
By sromkey on August 11, 2011
There is something fascinating about photographs of wrecked or stranded ships (especially when you know that no one was hurt or injured). This month’s featured photograph was taken almost exactly 101 years ago, when the C.P.R.’s Princess May was stranded off of Alaska on August 5, 1910.
The Princess May was one of the coastwise ships that the C.P.R. used in the British Columbia Steamship Service. The Princess ships carried passengers and cargo along the “triangle route” of Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle, and also offered transportation up the coast to Alaska. It was on this route that the Princess May came into the predicament you see above. She ran aground on Sentinel Island after departing from Skagway. All the passengers and crew were safely evacuated in lifeboats, and a shipment of gold which was onboard was also removed for safekeeping. Naturally, the dramatic angle of the boat made for a great photo opportunity, and a number of views of this incident are available in the Chung Collection. The Princess May was successfully salvaged and later sold.
By sromkey on August 10, 2011
Summer is, believe it or not, coming to a close in 6 short weeks. Have you been to the beach yet? For many in B.C., a trip to Tofino is synonymous with a trip to the beach. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is the home of the world-famous Pacific Rim National […]
By sromkey on August 9, 2011
Between August 2 and 28, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver is hosting a traveling exhibition from the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat Sen’s Mansion, entitled Sun Yat Sen and American and Canadian Chinese. Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s visits to British Columbia had a great impact on the Chinese-Canadian community, which is why Vancouver’s classical Chinese gardens are named after him. The exhibition is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.
From the Chung Collection, this image of Dr. Sun Yat Sen and his wife bears an inscription to the Vernon branch of the Chinese Nationalist League. For related items, try searching for the keywords “Chinese Nationalist.“