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May 2023

Mercantile Mobility: Chinese Merchants in Western Canada

May 23 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, Lower Level, Rutherford South, University of Alberta
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Curator: Helen Kwan Yee Cheung Anticipated opening: May 2023 This exhibition takes you on a journey through time, from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century, to explore what happened to Chinese immigrant workers after the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which they helped build. The curator presents a new perspective on the history and contributions of Chinese immigrants in Canada by profiling those workers who started from the ground up to become merchants and considering…

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