New Seine Net Loft Exhibit Series
A must see!
The 5 new interactive exhibits in the Seine Net Loft look at innovation and human ingenuity in the fishing and boat building industries of Steveston from the early 1800s up to today.
Explore fascinating stories of our changing waterfront and the individuals from many cultures who worked together to achieve prosperity during times of plenty and times of economic, political and social turmoil. Engaging photographs, artifacts, films, audio clips, activity kits and an interactive touch screen will guide you through the rich history that shaped and nurtured present day Steveston.
During the Richmond Maritime Festival these interactive exhibits will be accompanied by a variety of exhibitors and activities:
Steveston Maritime Modelers
Meet the miniature boats and their builders – this display of handcrafted working models will delight both young and old.
Lenkas Way of Lace
Lace making at a maritime festival? Did you know that Lace making and fishing net making both originated together in historic time – they share many stories and stitches! Come meet local professional lace maker Lenka Suchanek, see her beautiful lace sculptures and learn how to make a wire lace fish.
Participate in making a traditional shell “Sailors Valentine” like sailors did back in the 1890’s…and bring your camera to take a photo of the valentines being made at the festival!
Add your wishes for the Fraser River and the local ocean to the beautiful handmade Wish Boat
Morse code was a prime method of maritime communication for almost a hundred years – learn how to make and send morse code, with radio expert and historian Tom Brent and see his extensive display of old time navy and marine related radio equipment.