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Vancouver Historical Society

The Vancouver Historical Society was established in 1936 to stimulate public interest in Vancouver's history, to encourage historical research and publication, and to promote the designation and preservation of historic sites. It is incorporated provincially as a non-profit society, registered federally as a charity, and is a member of the British Columbia Historical Federation.


On the fourth Thursday of the month (except in June, July, August and December), the society sponsors presentations by guest speakers on subjects generally relating to the history of Vancouver. These gatherings take place in the Museum of Vancouver (formerly Vancouver Museum), located at 1100 Chestnut Street at 7.30 pm. Enquire at the Museum desk for directions to the room.

All meetings are FREE and open to the public and visitors are welcome.

Look at Upcoming Events in the left-hand column for news of future programmes. The Annual General Meeting and election of officers takes place at the May meeting.


Membership in the Vancouver Historical Society is open to all who have an interest in the sharing and preservation of local history. Click on either of the buttons below or e-mail us by clicking here. You can also leave a message on our Information Line and someone will get back to you.

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New Membership Fees

Individual Student/Senior (over 60): $20.00
Individual: $25.00
Couples/Family: $30.00
Institution/Organization: $35.00

The Vancouver Historical Society:

  • organizes and presents an 8-lecture series per year
  • organizes and leads historical field trips for members
  • actively celebrates Vancouver's birthday in early April
  • maintains an inventory of historical researchers
  • provides referrals to historical researchers
  • publishes and/or sponsors new books and web-based historical projects
  • subsidizes and administers subscriptions to the quarterly provincial magazine, British Columbia History, for those members who wish to pay an additional $20 for it
  • maintains a social-media presence via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to publicize its activities.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Vancouver Historical Society Newsletter, 9 issues per year
  • regular updates on our website
  • invitations to regularly scheduled speakers
  • an invitation to our Incorporation event in April to celebrate Vancouver’s birthday
  • full voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • varied volunteer activities.

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2016-17 Executive

President Michael Kluckner
Vice President (Newsletter) Eve Lazarus
Treasurer Grace Bu
Recording Secretary Kellan B. Higgins
Director Madeleine De Trenqualye
Director (Programs) Bruce M. Watson
Director Brenda Peterson
Director Stevie Wilson
Director Robert A. J. McDonald

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