Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am
The White Rock Museum & Archives is proud to present Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). This exhibit will be shown in our galleries from June 14 – October 2, 2022.
Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) was curated by the Semiahmoo First Nation and was originally developed by the Museum of Surrey. The exhibit explores the ways that the Nation has flourished since the Great Flood at the end of the last Ice Age.
The exhibit features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef net fishing and a summer fishing village. Also, on display are several woven cedar basketry pieces, including a basketry covered violin case made by Mildred Charles on loan to the museum from the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. There is also a bust of a Coast Salish man which is on loan from the Museum of Vancouver.
The exhibit also features video interviews and more.
Jun 14, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
Semiahmoo First Nation curated exhibit developed first at the Museum of Surrey
This exhibit was curated by the Semiahmoo First Nation
Objects featured in the exhibit are on loan from Don Welsh, Chief Harley Chappell, Councillor Joanne Charles, the Museum of Vancouver and the Museum of Anthropology (UBC).
The exhibit was originally developed at the Museum of Surrey.