Heritage OrganizationsQuick Links: L'Association Historique Francophone de Victoria | B.C. Jewish Historical Society | Cultural Resource Management Program | Hallmark Society | Oak Bay Heritage Foundation | Saanich Heritage Foundation | Sidney and North Saanich Historical Society | Victoria Civic Heritage Trust | Victoria Heritage Foundation (VHF) | Victoria Historical Society |
L'ASSOCIATION HISTORIQUE FRANCOPHONE DE VICTORIA (AHFV)
3429 Pattison Way, Victoria, V9C 4K8, C.-B.
Nouveau courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nouveau toile: http://www.ahfv.org/
30th Anniversary: 1985 - 2015
Research and publishing regarding the Francophone presence in Victoria: "French Presence in Victoria - 1843-1991." Interested in collaborating with other societies. Archives kept at Parish of St. Jean Baptiste, 307 Richmond Avenue, Victoria, V8S 3Y2. Installs plaques. Books from: Editions Laplante/Agnew, 1404 Lands End Road.
JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BC
Administered by: The Jewish Historical Society of BC
6184 Ash Street
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3G9
Jewish cemetery on Cedar Hill is the oldest in Western Canada. Congregation Emanu-El at 1461 Blanshard Street, a national historic site and the oldest continuously active synagogue in Canada and western North America. In the summer there are Synagogue and Walking Tours www.congregationemanuel.ca/synagogue-tours.html
Membership includes 3 times annual newsletter, the Chronicle and annual journal, the Scribe.
CULTURAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria, V8W 2Y2
Diploma program, non credit and unclassified credit courses in museum studies, heritage conservation and cultural management.
HALLMARK HERITAGE SOCIETY
1490 Fairfield Road
Mailing Address: 15-1594 Fairfield Rd,
PO Box 50013 Fairfield Plaza PO
Victoria, BC V8S 1G0
Office open: by appointment only
Membership: Students: $15/year; Individual: $25/year; Family $35/year; Group: $50/year.
Society dedicated to the preservation of structural, natural, cultural and horticultural heritage within the Capital Regional District. Goals accomplished through education, public speaking, tours, exhibitions, websites. Research facility of architecture and landscapes of CRD. Extensive collection of over 10,000 files, 6,000 slides. Walking tours by request. Annual Hallmark Heritage Society Awards for contributions to heritage. Meetings and newsletter quarterly: Preserve. Sponsors South Vancouver Island Regional Heritage Fair for students. Archival website with over 10,000 photographs. Registered non-profit society.
OAK BAY HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Oak Bay Municipal Hall
Funding body to assist owners of designated heritage buildings with restoration and preservation costs. The Foundation promotes heritage awareness and engages in fund raising activities to augment grants from the municipality.
SAANICH HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
The goals and objectives of the Foundation are to promote and encourage the preservation of significant examples of Saanich's heritage buildings and sites. The Foundation provides grants to owners of designated heritage buildings for the purpose of assisting in the costs of the preservation, maintenance or restoration of such structures. Regular meetings once a month.
SIDNEY AND NORTH SAANICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
9281 Ardmore Drive, North Saanich
Society made sound recordings of older residents, now stored at Saanich Pioneers' Society Museum and Archives. Has made several historical videos for the Sidney and Saanichton areas. Videos can be obtained from the Saanich Pioneers' Society or the Sidney Public Library.
VICTORIA CIVIC HERITAGE TRUST
Box 8388, Victoria
Monday - Friday: 10:am - 5 pm.
Established in 1989 to support the enhancement, interpretation and preservation of Victoria's heritage. It aids in the rehabilitation of downtown heritage buildings through cost-share restoration grant programs and promotes the conservation of Victoria's heritage through various interpretation programs.
VICTORIA HERITAGE FOUNDATION (VHF)
1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8V 1P6
The Victoria Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, created in 1983 by the City of Victoria to manage its funding program for Heritage-Designated houses. Grants assist owners with rehabilitating and maintaining their house exteriors. Over 400 houses are now designated; most of those have received VHF funding.
VHF has been involved in a variety of research and interpretation projects to promote awareness and conservation of Victoria's heritage homes and residential neighbourhoods. VHF continues to update the four-volumes of This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods. This fascinating and popular series is comprised of Vol. 1: Fernwood & Victoria West, Vol. 2: James Bay, Vol. 3: Rockland, Burnside, Harris Green, Hillside/Quadra, North Park & Oaklands and Vol. 4: Fairfield, Gonzales & Jubilee . They include all buildings - residential, commercial, institutional and industrial - on the City of Victoria's Heritage Register in the residential neighbourhoods. The series has won multiple awards from the Hallmark Heritage Society, Heritage BC and Heritage Canada.
VHF also publishes brochures: seven Neighbourhood Heritage Walking Tour brochures to date covering sections of James Bay, North Park, Fernwood, Fairfield, Burnside and Hillside-Quadra and Vic West. In partnership with Heritage BC & Vancouver Heritage Foundation, VHF has also published Your Old House brochures; they cover restoration of Masonry, Wood Windows, Paint & Wood Siding, Colour Schemes & an Architectural Styles Guide.
Our comprehensive website has valuable information for homeowners about the funding program and a wealth of resources for anyone interested in Victoria's architectural and social history. The website includes an interactive GIS map showing all City of Victoria Heritage Register properties displayed over street maps or aerial photos and includes photos and links to detailed descriptions.
VICTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 50001, RPO Fairfield Plaza,
Victoria, BC, V8S 5L8
Meets 7:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month (except June, July and August), to hear selected speakers at the James Bay New Horizons Seniors Centre, 234 Menzies Street. Guests are welcome; admission for first-time visitors is free, but repeat visitors must pay a $5.00 fee to help with the rental of the meeting facility.
Membership: Single: $20/year; Family (two or more family members in the same household): $25/year; Student: $10/year. Membership fees do not include an annual subscription to "B.C. History," the quarterly journal of the B.C. Historical Federation. An optional subscription to "B.C. History," can be obtained by paying $20 in addition to the membership fee.
Promotes interest in local history and that of British Columbia. Funds scholarships for history students. Installs historic markers. Donations gratefully accepted. Provides historical field trips for members. Has a newsletter and is a member of the BC Historical Federation.