Roedde House Museum August 2020 Newsletter
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September 2020

Dear Friends of Roedde House,

As we near the end of Summer we will be transitioning to reduced Fall hours starting September 3rd. We have said a fond farewell to both our Coordinator Sheila and our summer student Nina, and now welcome a new Coordinator to the team, Sammy. We have an exciting fundraiser event and new exhibit in the works for October, and continue to develop new online programing - read on for details! 

We look forward to seeing you at the museum or connecting with you online!

Sara & Sammy

Our September Newsletter Features:

  • New Fall Hours
  • Wistful Farewell to Nina & Sheila
  • A Warm Welcome to Roedde`s Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Upcoming Exhibits and Events
  • School Program Going Online
  • Tours from Home
  • Become a Friend of Roedde House
Fall Hours
Our hours will be Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm with tickets available for time-ticketed entry online. Members receive free entry (though still required to book online), and non-members can make use of coupon code GROUPPROMO to receive 10% off when they book all 5 available tickets for their family or social bubble!

Our priority remains ensuring the safety of our community, volunteers, staff, and visitors. This means, all staff and volunteers will be wearing face masks or shields and disinfecting high touch surfaces between visits. There will be no public washroom use and only five visitors will be permitted in the museum per hour. 

Before visiting make sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Safety Plan on our website if you have any further questions regarding our new protocols( are strongly encouraged. Beautiful handmade cotton face masks are available for purchase in our gift shop in Victorian inspired prints.
Wistful Farewell to Nina & Sheila

We would like to sincerely thank Nina and Sheila for their time with the Roedde House Museum. Words are inadequate to express our gratefulness and appreciation of their incomparable work during their time with us. Please know that you will be missed, and we wish you all the best now and into the future.

However this is not a goodbye, but a see you soon for our time with Nina. 
On her last day, Nina left us this lovely message that she'd like to share:

I had such a wonderful summer working at Roedde House; it was an honour and a pleasure to spend so much time in the historical kitchen, as well as getting to know all the delightful staff and volunteers. In fact, I love it here so much that I've decided to stay on as a volunteer into the fall, so you haven't seen the last of me!
I'm joining the Collections Committee, continuing the archival work I started over the summer. I'll also be doing research from home, trying to find out more about the Roedde family's Chinese cook and piecing together what his life would have been like. I'm looking forward to sharing my findings with the public someday in the near future!
Even if I won't be as physically present in the museum as I was over the summer, I've left a little something behind. As some of you already know, I make jewellery in my spare time. My handmade earrings, crafted from vintage clock hands, are now on sale in the Roedde House gift shop; get yours while they last...
I'm taking a few weeks away from the museum, first to take a little time off, then to get started with the fall semester of classes up at SFU. I'm going into the history honours program, as well as working as a research assistant for a Byzantine studies project, so I'll be quite busy! But once I've settled down at school, my volunteering here at Roedde House will start up.
Until then, stay safe, and a fond Victorian fare thee well,

We look forward to seeing you soon, Nina!

A Warm Welcome to Roedde`s
Community Engagement Coordinator

This month, Samantha Marsh joins the Roedde House Museum team as Community Engagement Coordinator. Sammy has an Msc in Museum Studies from the University of Glasgow where she focused on cultural revitalisation, community engagement, and programming. Sammy has over 6 years of experience working in museums, heritage sites, and galleries in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Originally from San Francisco, she has since fallen in love with the city of Vancouver and especially the West End, which she now calls home. Sammy is delighted to join the Roedde House Museum team and is excited to meet all its wonderful volunteers, board members, and visitors! 

Upcoming Exhibits and Events

October Speakeasy Fundraiser
We are excited to announce that we will be holding a 4-day fundraiser event over the course of October.
This roaring 20's era event, will exhibit 1920-era dresses by Ivan Sayers, a photo booth, and more exciting details to come!
We encourage you to dress to impress and pull out your favourite mask.
This event will be socially distanced with restricted numbers. Ticket info will be available soon!

Culture Days

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

The Roedde House Museum with be participating in this year`s Culture Days virtually!
Victorian Oddities will be a series of online presentations exploring Victorian fashion and adornments. 
Stay tuned on our website and social media for more updates to come!

Culture Days: September 25 – October 25, 2020

School Program Online

Go to our website to access our Grade 4-6 level school curriculam which includes activities and videos! More will be added throughout September. Click the photo below to visit the weblink:


Visit us online!

Tours from Home

  1. Click through our Room Guide via our website. 
  2. Or listen to audio room 'tours' and bonus stories from our team of docents.

Become a Friend of Roedde House Museum!

Volunteers and staff of Roedde House Museum. 


Roedde House Museum is looking for friendly, responsible, and outgoing individuals to join our supportive team of heritage enthusiasts! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available including tour guides, event and concert hosts, administrative and collection assistants! Contact Sheila at 604-684-7040 or for more information!


Are you interested in becoming a friend of the Museum? Then we’d love for you to be a part of the Roedde House Preservation Society! Society Members receive free entry with a plus one to the museum, concert discounts, news and invites to our special events, and a discount on house rentals. For more information, look to our membership page here.

Individual - $15 | Seniors & Students - $10 | Family (2 Adults, 2 Youth) - $25


Thank you for supporting Roedde House Museum – whether you go on tours, visit exhibitions, enjoy concerts, belong as a member, volunteer as a docent, serve on the Board, or rent our space. Please consider also showing your support by making a donation! Roedde House Museum is a non-profit organization and tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more.

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