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.
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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