The Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives travelling exhibition, Gold Mountain Dream, opened at the Musée Héritage Museum, in St. Albert, on April 2, 2019. The exhibition uses “archival photographs and immersive storytelling” to illustrate “the personal triumphs and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia’s shores in search of gold.” Local St. Albert stories are also shared in this exhibition with tales of prospectors who dreamed of striking it rich in California, British Columbia and the Yukon.
To celebrate the exhibition, the Musée Héritage Museum hosted a special event on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 2pm -4pm, called “Dumplings and a Movie”, which included some Chinese finger food and short films about the gold rush history in California, British Columbia and the Yukon.
It was great seeing the education space filled as the curator discussed the exhibition and introduced the short films, which included a 1957 National Film Board Canadian documentary entitled City of Gold. This film, highlighting the Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City, was narrated by Pierre Berton.
We had a great afternoon and thank those who were able to join us at the museum!
The Gold Mountain Dream exhibition is at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert until June 2, 2019.
For more information please visit museeheritage.ca or call 780 459-1528.