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Chilliwack’s Chinatowns — now a virtual exhibit

Chilliwack's Chinatowns
Chinese domestic worker with William Smith, ca. 1896.

The Chilliwack Museum and Archives, operated by the Chilliwack Historical Society, has launched a new virtual museum through the Virtual Museum of Canada’s Community Memories program. The exhibit is called Chilliwack’s Chinatowns: A story of Diversity, Racism, and Arson.

The exhibition research is based on the 2011 publication authored by Chad Reimer and published by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society called Chilliwack’s Chinatowns.

The online exhibit curated by Anna Irwin of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, features photographs, maps, records and audio recordings from the Archives collections, as well as video components specially recorded for the website.

Visit the virtual exhibit.

You can learn more about Chilliwack’s history at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, where you can view Dr. Reimer’s fonds containing research materials used for the publication. Learn about Chilliwack’s Chinese-Canadian artifact and archival holdings on the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project website.