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New interactive, online exhibit features Richmond’s turning points

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:18 PST, Thu November 10, 2022

Last Updated: 5:21 PST, Wed November 16, 2022

The Richmond Museum is launching a new online feature exhibit, Turning Points. This interactive exhibit explores key events that shaped Richmond as it is today. 

The experience uses archival images and fun facts to tell a variety of Richmond histories. Stories include the impact of the original city survey, the birth of the Township of Richmond, the creation of a fishing industry, the arrival of war, town planning, hosting Olympic events, and building a sustainable city. Quizzes, pop-up photos, and historical snippets help to make the experience engaging and fun.

“We are very excited to make these stories available to people online for the first time,” says Krystal Newcombe, chair of the Richmond Museum Society. “Through this exhibit and others like it, the Richmond Museum is able to reach beyond the walls of our physical museum and help more people discover our city, its rich history, and unique cultural heritage.”

In addition to the Turning Points exhibit, the Richmond Museum’s new website features a theatre showcasing fascinating short videos about Richmond history, people, and cultural practices; the exhibit City Through Time where visitors will discover 20 key dates that capture more than 150 years of Richmond’s unique history at the mouth of the Fraser River; several self-guided walking tours for neighbourhoods in Richmond; access to the city’s artefact database; and a wealth of information about Richmond Museum programs and events.

The Richmond Museum Society is grateful for the support of the BC Arts Council and the City of Richmond during the development of this website. 

Explore Turning Points at richmondmuseum.ca/feature-exhibit/.

The Richmond Museum is located at 7700 Minoru Gate, inside the Richmond Cultural Centre. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Admission is by donation. 

The Richmond Museum Society supports the Richmond Museum, a community museum that collects, documents, researches, preserves, exhibits, and interprets objects of historical and cultural significance to the development and history of Richmond. The museum makes the history of Richmond relevant, engaging, and accessible.

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