Friday, April 9, 2010

Women's History Fair Participants - Vancouver April 10, 2010

More of the Women's History Fair 2010 participants - the British Columbia History of Nursing Society, the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae, the Japanese Canadian National Museum, the Women's Studies Department of Simon Fraser University, the University Women's Club of Vancouver and the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.

The BC History of Nursing Society will display some of the archives and artifacts from their collection including pages of history, pamphlets and historical nurse’s uniforms.

Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae will show material from their archives and artifacts from the VGH School of Nursing that operated for 99 years (1899-1998) including photographs, publications, uniforms, etc.

The Japanese Canadian National Museum is displaying - 'Our Mothers' Patterns'. "Sewing and dressmaking in the Japanese Canadian community is a legacy of pride, skill and accomplishment passed on from thousands of women who mastered this vital art to practice their craft in British Columbia and across Canada from the early part of the twentieth century to the present". Museum website: Our Mothers' Patterns on-line exhibit at

Simon Fraser University Women’s Studies students are bringing their Women's History projects: original work being done by women's history students. Display includes visual images through a variety of creative student projects and a power point presentation. Students will be in attendance to speak about women's history in general, as well as their own research.

The University Women's Club of Vancouver's display includes archival photographs, brochures, information on the stewardship of their heritage clubhouse, Hycroft, and a display copy of their book, “Women Lead the Way”, written by three members for their 100th anniversary.

The North Vancouver Museum and Archives's display on the history of mountaineering on BC’s North Shore will be joined by 1920’s “Molly the Mountaineer”, (based on the life of famous BC mountaineer Phyllis Munday), who will share stories of BC women climbers and their outdoor adventures.

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