The Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam First Nation and the Museum of Vancouver have collaborated on a new exhibition series called cəsnaʔəm, the city before the city. The region, currently known as “Marpole” was first occupied by the Musqueam five thousand years ago. In three locations, the exhibits explore Musqueam identity, culture and ongoing connection with their traditional territory. Through first person stories in person and multi-media, maps, artifacts, guided tours and interactive exhibits, the series showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Musqueam. The City before the City runs January 23, 2015 through January 28, 2016 at the following three locations.
Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre
4000 Musqueam Ave.
Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Dr.