Year-round, the Royal British Columbia Museum's Thunderbird Park illustrates the coming together of First Nations images and traditions within the modern city. The park displays totem poles in the styles of many First Nations, which were carved by the
(Mungo Martin). Mungo Martin came to Victoria in 1952 to start a carving program at Thunderbird Park and to replicate some of the poles in the museum's collection. In 1953 he built
, a smaller version of a traditional bighouse that once stood in
(Fort Rupert), with the assistance of his son-in-law, Henry Hunt, and Hunt's sons, Tony and Richard.