Watch craftspeople at work on select Sundays this summer, with the return of the Richmond Carvers Society to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. The Society will be showcasing their skills and projects one Sunday per month from May to September, beginning May 21, 2023. Look for them inside the Murakami Boatworks building from 12 to 4pm, which is only open to the public for special programming and events.
Watch the members at work as they demonstrate carving techniques, answer questions, and showcase some of their creations. The Richmond Carvers Society began in 1988 to promote the art form of woodworking for novices and experts. They are currently welcoming new members of all ages.
Woodworking holds deep roots at Britannia Shipyards, with the history of the Japanese Canadian boatbuilders who worked here to support Steveston’s fishing industry, and in more recent years, the shipyard craftsmen who repaired and maintained the boats here. To learn more about the boatbuilding and shipyard history, take the time to explore the different heritage buildings and exhibits during your visit.
Future dates will coincide with other events happening at Britannia Shipyards NHS:
Sunday, June 4th – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Doors Open Richmond
Sunday, July 23rd – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Grand Prix of Art
Sunday, August 27th – 10:00am – 6:00pm Richmond Maritime Festival
Sunday, September 24th – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Culture Days
Learn more about the Richmond Carver Society on their website.