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Saturday August 1, 2020

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2020

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A new pop-up exhibit in Fan Tan Alley aims to connect passersby to the history of the area.

The exhibit features a map from 1891 that highlights Fan Tan Alley, also known as “the bank street,” as an economic centre that connected the trans-Pacific trade to the interior. During this time, the opium trade was still legal and brought the city “a lot of revenue at the time,” according to Tzu-I Chung, curator of the exhibit.

Across from the map, is a digital showcase of a handmade lantern that was displayed at the Chinese Freemason’s headquarters – which is one of the oldest Chinese organizations in the country, dating back to 1863 – in Victoria and likely at local Lantern Festivals during the 1930s and 1940s.

The exhibit opens on July 24 and is located in Canada’s oldest Chinatown – ours!

Art · Cultural Event · Educational · Museum & History
Location:
Fan Tan Alley
Victoria, BC
Cost
Free