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History of Metro Vancouver: Museum of Vancouver, 1968

Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections, VPL 54588. 1968 Museum of Vancouver The Centennial Museum and H.R. MacMillan Planetarium were officially opened on October 26, 1968. Mayor Tom Campbell was there; so was H.R. MacMillan himself.
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 Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections, VPL 54588. Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections, VPL 54588.

1968

Museum of Vancouver

The Centennial Museum and H.R. MacMillan Planetarium were officially opened on October 26, 1968. Mayor Tom Campbell was there; so was H.R. MacMillan himself. The planetarium, which cost $1.5 million, was his gift to the city. Today the complex is known as the Museum of Vancouver and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. And, yes, that famous roof really was inspired by the shape of the traditional woven basket hats worn by First Nations people on the coast.

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