Museum Happy Hour: Pride!

Drink, eat, meet and explore. Join us after work on select Thursdays for themed happy hours in one of our core galleries.

Bring stories and voices of the LGBTQ+ community to the Royal BC Museum. 

Activities include: 

 Persi Flage and Henrietta Dubet , Mr & Ms. Gay Vancouver Island 2016 talk about - and show us - the ins and outs of Drag Culture in 2017

 "Coronation Drag Ball"  - a radio feature by Saralee James (1980) BC Archives T4303:0261 about Drag Culture in Vancouver in the 1980s

Live music by the Klezbians -  a band of unruly, chutzpah-licious musicians from the Isle of Klezbos (aka Victoria).

Museum Gay History Hack – add missing stories of the LGBTQ+ community to our Century Hall exhbition for the night.

A Gay Guide –  BC Archives nwp301.415G797g. View a copy of this pamphlet from 1970 produced by an anonymous gay man in Vancouver to help gays in BC date, mate and relate . You can also update the appendix of the guide listings.

Pride Stage – Hear missing histories and sign up and tell your own

- 5:45 pm Transgender Archives: Hear Trans peoples’ stories from this unique and important collection – Michael Radmacher
- 6:15 pm  A Queer Trial: Researching the story of John Butt and what his story might tell us about gay culture in Victoria in the 1860s – Barbara Clerihue

 Silent Disco – Bring your own music and your own headphones and get down in Farm Diorama


Please note that Museum Happy Hour events are limited to designated galleries and are not museum-wide. This event takes place in the Becoming BC gallery on the third floor.

Drinks and light fare are available for purchase.

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This is a 19+ only event. Valid photo ID is required for entry. To ensure the safety of our guests and museum collections alike, Security will conduct ID, bag and spot checks at the entrance. Prohibited items include any controlled substance, alcohol (not purchased at the event) and dangerous items. Any items not permitted at the event will be collected at the door prior to entry. The Royal BC Museum will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Security and Royal BC Museum staff reserve the right to refuse or revoke entry to guests. These decisions will be made to ensure the safety and security of other guests and the Royal BC Museum.

Please be advised that the Royal BC Museum will be taking photographs at this event for use in materials in support of the Royal BC Museum’s mandate.

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