Category Archives: China Exhibit

July 10

Lung Duck Tong Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Banquet

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Dinner at the Lung Duck Tong Chinese Restaurant in Barkerville, British Columbia on Saturday, August 15th, 2015… followed by the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Lantern Parade and Fireworks at Barkerville Historic Town (parade starts at 9:30 PM). There are two seatings for dinner: 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM, respectively. Dinner […]

March 24

Barkerville China Exhibit receives PG Public Library’s Jeanne Clarke Memorial Service Award

On Sunday evening the Board of Directors of the Prince George Public Library presented its annual Jeanne Clarke Memorial Service Award to the Barkerville Heritage Trust, in recognition of the Trust’s “outstanding contributions in the preservation and promotion of local history” through the “Who Am I?” Bridging the Pacific: From Guangdong to Barkerville and Back […]

February 16

Another exciting seasonal employment opportunity – Barkerville’s Chinatown!

Seasonal Full-Time Museum Interpreters Chinatown Interpretation Program Barkerville Historic Town Available Positions: Two (2) Employment Period (A): May 8-Sept. 27, 2015 Employment Period (B): May 8-August 28, 2015 Job Location: Barkerville Historic Town, Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada Staring Salary: $17.68/hour plus benefits; depending on experience Workload: 7 hours/day x 5 days/week Job Description: Acting either as an early-20th […]

October 09

Barkerville’s Chinese Language Collections digitally secured by Irving K. Barber support

An inaugural donation from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre towards Barkerville Historic Town’s Chinese Language Collections digitization project has ensured the living history museum’s extensive and irreplaceable collection of pre-1900 written Chinese documents (the largest in North America specific to North American activities) will remain virtually indestructible – and accessible – for generations to […]

August 20

Thanks to the generosity of McElhanney Consulting Services and Scotiabank, Barkerville’s annual Mid‐Autumn Moon Festival was a day full of music, magic, lion-dances and more!

A celebration of the founding of Barkerville, British Columbia’s Chinatown and the inaugural chapter of BC’s Chinese Freemasons drew more than 1000 people to the National Historic Site of Canada’s annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival this past Saturday, August 16th. Mid-Autumn Moon Festivals have been held throughout Asia for more than 1000 years.  The holiday is […]

August 13

2014 Barkerville Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Schedule

For a downloadable .pdf copy of the 2014 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Schedule, please click here.

August 13

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival highlights Barkerville’s rich Chinese heritage

According to ancient Chinese astrology, the moon is at its roundest in the middle of the autumn season. Since the round shape of full moon symbolizes family reunion and togetherness in Chinese culture, one of the preeminent festivals in the Chinese calendar is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. During the festival, family members gather to eat […]

June 29

Hey… look what came in the mail this week!

Thanks, Barkerville Fans!

November 14

Wuyi University in Jiangmen (part three of three)

(The following is the last of three posts from Barkerville’s CEO Judy Campbell regarding her adventures in Jiangmen for the mounting of the Who Am I? exhibit.) Chancellor of Wuyi University WANG Ke showing pictures of Barkerville on my Ipad to her colleagues The last night of the Conference we had dinner in Kaiping, with lots […]

November 11

From Barkerville to Guangdong – Bringing the stories back (Part Two)

(The following is part two of the continuing adventures of Barkerville’s CEO in China: 2013 edition) The Overseas Chinese Museums and Curatorial Specialists Conference This get-together has been a whirlwind of non-stop activities, starting at 7:30 in the morning and often going until 10 or 11 at night.  We are staying in an area of […]