Construction began on April 11, 1971 of the Burnaby Village Museum (originally known as the Heritage Village until 1984), located in British Columbia. This open-air museum would become “a small town reflecting the early history of British Columbia.”
On July 1, 1972, the museum first opened to the public with a blacksmith shop, buggy and bicycle shop, general store, land office, school house, manor house, ice cream parlour, apothecary shop, barber shop, dentist shop, Chinese general imports shop, print shop, and tram by November 1972.
On April 11, 2013, I visited this incredible heritage village and was so glad that I had taken my camera along. Many of the staff volunteer their time; and what fun they have going back in time each day. I happened across a few school groups and was able to observe a day in the old school room, hosted by the most engaging teacher from 1925. Mrs. Sheehan transported her modern day students seamlessly back in time like a seasoned performer; we were captivated.
Here are some of the photographs I took while at the Burnaby Village Museum.
I have yet to discover the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel…can’t wait to get some photographs next time I visit.