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  • Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum

    Culture and entertainment
    Poster with a title "Hope Meets Action", a subtitle "Echos Through the Black Continuum", and a background image of a black person.
    Location(s): Fort Langley National Historic Site
    Cost: General admission fees apply

    Join us for an incredible journey through the rich tapestry of Afro-diasporic history in "Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum," presented by the BC Black History Awareness Society in collaboration with the Royal BC Museum.

    This groundbreaking exhibition brings to light the often overlooked and whitewashed stories of Black "British Columbians" throughout history. For the first time, witness the vibrant narrative of Black belonging, courageously told by the Black community themselves.

    Written, narrated, and curated by Black voices, this exhibition boldly reclaims the complex history of resilience and resistance. Discover the extraordinary contributions of Black leaders whose legacies resonate through the ages, including the remarkable stories of trailblazing women like Sylvia Stark and her daughter Emma Stark.

    Experience the power of Black voices through audio recordings from across the province, adding depth and authenticity to this vital narrative. Plus, immerse yourself in thought-provoking artwork by young Black artists, shedding light on the legacy of Vancouver's Hogan's Alley community.

    Join us at the Fort Langley National Historic Site from May 3 to Dec 12, 2024, on this journey of reflection, empowerment, and hope.

    Logo Royal BC MuseumLogo BC Black History Awareness Society

  • Share your thoughts!

    Location(s): Fort Langley National Historic Site

    Share your views and help shape the future of Fort Langley National Historic Site.

    From June 24 to July 23, 2024, you are invited to provide feedback on the proposed vision and key strategies for the draft management plan for Fort Langley National Historic Site.

  • Summer Programs

    History
    Location(s): Fort Langley National Historic Site
    Cost: General admission fees apply

    As school winds down, the excitement for summer ramps up! We can’t wait to entertain both the young and the young-at-heart this summer. Entry is FREE for youth 17 and under. No registration is required.

    Daily programs:

    • 10:30 a.m. – Fort Introduction (Trade Shop Window)
    • 11 a.m. – Musket Demo and Cleaning
    • 12 p.m. – Curator’s Corner
    • 1 p.m. – Cooperage Demo / Blacksmithing Demo
    • 3:30 p.m. – Fort 101 / Garden Talk

  • Brigade Days

    Culture and entertainment
    Several images of Brigade Days including a group of costumed people standing in front of a white building; two men wearing period costumes holding a musket, a group of pipers, a woman wearing period costume holding a satchel, and a yong ma in soldier’s costume carrying a backpack. Text: Brigade Days, August 3, 4, 5.
    Location(s): Fort Langley National Historic Site
    Cost: General admissions apply

    Get ready to travel back in time and immerse yourself in the vibrant history of the fur trade era at Fort Langley National Historic Site. For over 25 years, the Brigade Days event has been a cherished tradition at Fort Langley, and it’s making a grand return this BC long weekend from August 3 to 5! Join us for a weekend packed with exciting, family-friendly activities that bring the 19th century to life.

    Event Highlights:

    Historical Reenactments:

    Experience the magic as dozens of costumed interpreters and volunteers recreate the bustling life at Fort Langley during the fur trade era.

    Interactive Demonstrations:

    Dive into hands-on experiences by observing black powder demonstrations (daily at 11 am and 2 pm) and learning traditional skills such as blacksmithing, trapping, and fur trading from our expert interpreters. Don’t miss our fun fur trade fashion show at 1 pm on Sunday, August 4.

    Cultural Performances:

    Enjoy a rich tapestry of storytelling, music, and dance performances celebrating the diverse cultures involved in the fur trade, including Indigenous, Hawaiian, and Scottish traditions. Be sure to catch dance performances by the Spirit of the Pacific throughout the day on Sunday, August 4.

    Children and Adults Activities:

    Kids can get creative with hands-on crafts and games designed to teach them about fort life. Gather your team of eight or join forces with other visitors for our thrilling “Fort Feats of Strength” contest at 3 pm on Sunday, August 4, an old-fashioned relay race!

    Food and Refreshments:

    Treat your taste buds to delicious food inspired by traditional recipes and modern favorites at The Ancestor Café located onsite.

    Whether you're a history enthusiast, a family seeking a fun outing, or simply curious about the past, Brigade Days at Fort Langley offers a unique opportunity to explore and celebrate the rich heritage of British Columbia.

    Dress up in your finest period attire and capture some memorable photos or videos! Share your favorite moments with us during the event. Tag @FortLangleyNHS and use #BrigadeDays2024 for a chance to be featured on our social media!

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