Animating History

Animating History

Animating History is an innovative workshop program for youth that connects media literacy and storytelling with building a sense of community through the creative exploration of local history. Students work with a professional animator, learn “hands on” all parts of the animation process, and create a one-minute historical animated film. [read more]

Steveton’s Interurban Tram

The story illustrates a chance encounter between George Boston and Mary Williamson in August, 1905 on Interurban Tram #1220. Over the coming months, as Mary travelled to Vancouver to learn dressmaking, she and George fill in love and they were married two years later.

 

The Mummy Panechates

This is the story of the boy mummy Panechates at the Museum of Vancouver.

The Anti-Asian Riots of 1907

This story is based on the events of September 7th, 1907 when 15,000 men rioted in Vancouver’s Chinatown and Japantown.

The Gold Rush

This story is based on the writings of prospector Joseph Halpenny who came overland to B.C.’s Cariboo in the 1860s in search of gold.

Japanese Internment

Animate Your Own Story

Building the Trans-Canada Railway

These films were created at the Port Moody Station Museum.

The Great Vancouver Fire of 1886

This story is based on the events of June 13th, 1886 when the new city of Vancouver burned to the ground in less than 30 minutes.