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THE VICTORIA CIVIC HERITAGE TRUST

"TEST OF TIME: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF VICTORIA CITY HALL"

In celebration of the City of Victoria's 150th Anniversary of Incorporation VCHT published a hardcover coffee table book, "Test of Time: The Enduring Legacy of Victoria City Hall." This 104 page book with over 150 beautiful full colour images deals with the history of Victoria and Victoria's City Hall. The book includes a DVD, "A Townscape Rediscovered," a documentary on the creation of Centennial Square. The book sells for $45.00 and is available at the City of Victoria's Customer Service Desk, and Munro's Books.

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1989 by the City of Victoria. It is composed of a volunteer elected Board of Directors.

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust is modelled on the many examples of successful Civic Heritage Trusts in Britain, Canada, and the United States. These trusts are independent charitable organizations at arms length from government. Their objectives are to preserve and enhance the heritage of their communities and to sensitively rehabilitate their downtown areas.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE VICTORIA CIVIC HERITAGE TRUST

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust works in cooperation with the City and community heritage groups to develop, administer and financially support programs that preserve, promote, interpret and enhance the cultural and natural heritage resources of the City of Victoria and its environs.
  • Aid in the rehabilitation of heritage buildings through restoration grant programs.
  • Develop a program to interpret the history of Victoria to its residents and visitors.
  • Promote the interpretation and conservation of Victoria's landscapes and historic cemeteries.
  • Stimulate in the general public an appreciation and knowledge of heritage activities in the Greater Victoria area.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

To carry out new projects, the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust obtains funds from various granting agencies, and through private donations and fund raising activities. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Victoria and the Government of British Columbia through the B.C. Heritage Trust.

Help can be given in a number of ways by:

  • making direct financial contributions
  • donating real property to the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust
  • making known our work to others

    This information compiled and updated periodically by THE VICTORIA CIVIC HERITAGE TRUST.

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