Wesley A. Wenhardt

North Vancouver Museum & Archives

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Director

Vancouver, British Columbia
August, 2019 – Present

The Museum under construction (115 west Esplanade, North Vancouver) collects and preserves aspects of the material culture of North Vancouver and cares for approximately 20,000 historic artifacts of local and regional importance.

The Archives (3203 Institute Road, North Vancouver) collects, preserves, and provides access to the documentary heritage of North Vancouver, including public records created by both municipalities, as well as thousands of private records, archival documents, and photographs that document the lives and experiences of residents, business, and community organizations.

Mission

We will engage, strengthen and inspire our community by exploring history, connecting people and sharing ideas.

Experience

Curated and secure repository for the treasures and stories of our shared heritage. Play a vital role in education for youth and provide an interactive alternative to classroom education. Exciting new venue for events in the heart of Lower Lonsdale. Contribute significantly to the tourism economy.

Spaces

16,000 sq ft.; An arrival lobby (containing Streetcar); Spacious rooms for community programs; A garden terrace; Temporary exhibit gallery; Permanent gallery; Meeting spaces, administration area, and collections workroom