Roedde House Museum February 2020 Newsletter
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February 2020

Early 19th Century three-dimensional Valentine card from the collection of Leonard Mccann the former curator of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. 

Dear Friends of Roedde House,

Happy Saint Valentines Day! In honour of the holiday we have staged a temporary “Roedde Romance” exhibit in one of the cases in our upstairs Exhibitions Room. This display showcases German-made Victorian Valentines alongside stories and photographs of the Roedde family’s memorable courtships and marriages.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 15th at 3:30pm, and take part in a special and free Family Day Weekend event! Learn Old-fashioned writing skills with quills, slate, pen and ink, and then create your very own Victorian Valentine!

Detailed below are our Jazz and Classical concerts.

Hope to see you at the museum soon!

Sara and Sheila

Our February Newsletter Features:

  • Roedde House Museum Hours
  • Upcoming Classical and Jazz Concerts
  • Family Day Weekend Event Details
  • In Memory of Joanne Cram
  • Become a Friend of Roedde House

Roedde House Museum Hours

The museum will be open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4pm and on Sundays from 1-4pm for tea and tour. 

We will be closed Thursday February 6th for a private event.

We will be open on Saturday, February 15th for an Old-fashioned writing event as part of Family Day weekend.
Upcoming Classical and Jazz Concerts
On Thursday February 13th, we welcome piano maestro Dan Reynolds, Eli Davidovici on bass and Mili Hong on drums as they perform the music of American Jazz pianist Chick Corea. All part of our Jazz concert series from 7-9pm in our historic parlour.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and members. Please arrive 15-20 minutes in advance for seat selection.

*These concert series would not be possible without the generous support of the McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund and several private donors.*
Join  us on Sunday, February 16th for the Isn't it Romantic Classical concert series with Jeannette Jonquil on clarinet and Bernard Duerksen on piano. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and members. Show begins at 4 pm. Please arrive 15-20 minutes in advance for seat selection. 

*These concert series would not be possible without the generous support of the McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, several private donors and the Metro Vancouver Cultural Grant.*
Get your Classical Ticket!
Get your Jazz Ticket!

Learning Together as a Family: Victorian Writing and Craft Making at Roedde House Museum

Learning Together as a Family: Victorian Writing and Craft Making at Roedde House Museum

Free, family-oriented "Old fashioned handwriting" workshop in a restored Victorian house museum! Learn to use slates, quills, straight pens and ink and then craft your own Victorian-style Valentine. Lead by our long-time volunteer and school program docent, Christine Pilgrim.

All writing and craft supplies will be provided, along with light refreshments.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of the B.C. government.

Saturday February 15th
3:30 - 5:00pm
FREE admission
Open to all ages!

In Memory of Joanne Cram

August 27, 1943 - September 5th, 2019


Dedicated long-term volunteer and past RHM board member Joanne Cram has passed away at the age of 76. Joanne became involved with Roedde House Museum through her work with the Community Arts Council in the early 1980’s. She was an incredibly active board member serving on the Roedde House Preservation Society from 1984 to 2010. Joanne served as a special adviser of communications and public relations for the museum, and wrote the monthly newsletter from 2010-16. She is also remembered for her notable work with Arts in Education. Joanne was often described as "truly generous" and was noted for her love of reading and her sharp sense of humour. Joanne will be fondly remembered at Roedde House Museum. 
*Joanne is shown pictured alongside Leonard McCann (another founding member of the RHM Preservation Society).


Become a Friend of Roedde House Museum!


Volunteers and staff of Roedde House Museum. Photo by Florian Garrone.


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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