Housing Values Exhibition Opening

Housing is the hottest topic around these days. Everywhere you turn, people are talking about housing but it’s not a new concern. How much, where, and what people live in has been debated since New Westminster was founded in 1861. Curated by K. Linda Tzang and filled with historic photos, thought-provoking interactives, and important community stories, Housing Values spans two galleries to examine ideas around housing in New Westminster and how cultural values, economics, and history influence where and how we live in this city.

The exhibition also features a moving and relevant 36’ x 9’ mural, completed by Artist PJ Patten. As PJ explains, “This piece is a memorial piece for all that have lived and died on the streets.”  In his mural, PJ honours the stories of local folks in our community. The artist will be on site during the opening to walk visitors through his work. Check out @mr.pjpatten or pjpattenart.com for more.

The interviewer responsible for gathering these stories, Sharon Ennis, will also be in attendance to speak with visitors. Sharon is pleased to be present at the opening “as a voice for those [she] spoke with”.

Event details:

This event is open to the public, free, and does not require registration.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The museum is accessible by car, bus, and SkyTrain. For more information about Anvil Centre, including parking, please follow this link: https://anvilcentre.com/#about-location

We aim to be an inclusive and accessible environment for all patrons. If you or a member of your group has an accessibility need, we would be happy to discuss and prepare with you prior to your visit. Email us at museum@newwestcity.ca to connect.