Roedde House Museum September 2019 Newsletter
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September 2019

Winston Matsushita Trio. Photo credit: Trudy Wong.

Dear Friends of Roedde House,

As summer draws to a close, we will be reverting to our fall hours starting September 1. Our summer student, Nic, has finished his contract at the museum. We have some fun Culture Days Programming coming up, as well as some creepy Halloween programming - read on for details! As usual, you will also find information about our upcoming jazz and classical concerts.

Hope to see you at the museum soon!

Sara and Montanna

Our September Newsletter Features:

  • Roedde House Museum Hours
  • Horror Movies at Roedde House
  • Upcoming Classical and Jazz Concerts
  • So long, Nic!
  • Culture Days
  • You Don't Have to Be British!
  • Become a Friend of Roedde House

Roedde House Museum Hours

Starting Sunday, September 1, the museum will be open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4pm and on Sundays from 1-4pm for tea and tour.

We will be open by donation from 1-4pm on Friday September 27 and Sunday, September 29 for Culture Days.

Horror Movies at Roedde House


To celebrate Halloween, we will be showing two German Expressionist horror movies in October! Both of these films were directed by German directors and came out in the 1920s when the Roedde family lived in the house!

The movie will begin at 8pm each night. Doors will open at 7:30pm. Tickets for all showings are $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors/students/members. 
On October 17, Roedde House will be presenting the classic horror movie "Nosferatu."

"Nosferatu" (1922) was directed by German director F.W. Murneau and was an unauthorized version of Dracula. The film begins in a fictional German town, where real estate agent Thomas Hutter travels to close a deal with the reclusive Count Orlok. However he soon discovers that Orlok is no ordinary man. Nosferatu is widely considered one of the most influential films from the silent era.

Ticket holders should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to showtime to secure seats. 
Buy Your Ticket for Nosferatu!
On October 24, Roedde House will be presenting "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."

"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) is the most well-known film of German director Robert Wiene. The film is a strange murder mystery considered by some film critics to be the first true horror movie. The film is considered the quintessential German Expressionist film, with its strange lighting effects and dark, twisted visual style.

Ticket holders should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to showtime to secure seats.
Buy Your Ticket for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari!
Upcoming Classical and Jazz Concerts
Our September 15th program honours the German heritage of the Roedde family and transports you back to a late nineteenth century soundscape.  Träume und Erinnerung (Dreams and Memory) features works by Strauß, Mahler, and Wolf, as well as Wagner’s gorgeous Wesendonck Lieder performed by soprano Catherine Laub and pianist Rita Attrot.  

The classical concert is on August 15th at 4pm. 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 and several private donors.*
Our next jazz concert is on September 12th, and will consist of Adam Robert Thomas on vocals and guitar, Tristan Paxton on guitar, and Paul Rushka on acoustic bass.

The classical concert is on Thursday September 12 at 7pm. 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, several private donors and the Metro Vancouver Cultural Grant.*
Get your Classical Ticket!
Get your Jazz Ticket!
So long, Nic!

Our summer student, Nic, had his last day at the museum on Monday August 19. He accomplished so much in his time here, including updating portions of our collections database, and writing labels for 18 artifacts throughout the museum. We thank him for all of his hard work this summer, and wish him well in whatever he decides to do next!
Culture Days
Roedde House Museum will be taking part in Culture Days on Friday, September 27 and Sunday, September 29. We will be open by donation both days.

On Friday, September 27, the curator of Canada, Your Prints Are Ready!, Peter Lowery, will be giving tours of the exhibition.

On Sunday, September 29, we will be doing tea and tour as usual, and one of our docents will also be doing family-friendly programming from 2pm-3:30pm.

Please consider joining us for these special events!

Left: Peter Lowery, curator of Canada, Your Prints Are Ready! Credit: Silmara Albi
You Don't Have to Be British - Saturday, September 28 @ 7:30PM with Christine Pilgrim
Christine Pilgrim will hang up her Roedde House Volunteer hat on Saturday, September 28 to strut her stuff as a comic/historic interpreter in the family’s parlour.
She performed stand-up comedy in London England for more years than she cares, or even dares to remember. But when she immigrated to Canada, she found some of her comic material didn’t translate into Canadian eh? 
So she adapted her humour and used it interpret Canadian history instead.
She won awards at Barkerville, entertained at heritage sites throughout the Okanagan and performed her many one-woman-shows at the Keremeos Grist Mill. The historical figures she presented ranged from artist Emily Carr to poet Pauline E. Johnson, Overlander Catherine Schubert and pioneer schoolma’am Mrs MacPherson. 
But on September 28 at 7.30pm, Pilgrim intends to drag a whole different array of characters from her tickle trunk. As she says, you no longer have to be British to enjoy her style of humour ... although there may be times when it helps ... especially when washed down with a strong cuppa char and a bickie....
Book now - pay later at the door (cash only please) $15 adults - $12 Seniors. Call 604 684 7040 to reserve.

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 Montanna 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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