VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – How’d you like to re-live the fanfare of Expo and see some of the memorabilia that flooded the city 30 years ago?
You can indulge your nostalgia without feathering your bangs — the Museum of Vancouver wants you to party like it’s 1986!
It is your time machine — you can put your “World in Motion” back to when our shirts were decorated with souvenir pins, Science World was brand new, and the Expo logo was all over the city.
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Long before Quatchi, Sumi and Miga of 2010 Olympics fame, there was Expo Ernie!
He’s on lots of memorabilia featured in the Museum’s special exhibit — that also includes hundreds of pins, signage and other souvenirs from the fair that comes from collector Peter Visscher in Langley.
“One of the key things we’re trying to achieve with this is to get people thinking about the impact that Expo had on the city and we’re trying to get people to share their memories and images of Expo that they may have, and they can do that by either coming in and writing them down in our log book, or sharing them on Twitter and Instagram using #recollectingExpo86,” says Myles Constable with the Museum.
He adds as a child, Expo was the most incredible thing he’d ever been to.
“I’ve got lots of great memories of visiting the pavilions and watching the fireworks around False Creek, but certainly the impact it’s had on the city is fairly evident with the amount of development that’s happened around False Creek since. And the city’s certainly grown up a lot since then.”
— Museum of Vancouver (@Museumofvan) May 2, 2016
Today, you can get into the museum at the 1986 price of $4.
To finish off Expo celebrations, a happy hour event is being held on May 19th, when you can hear from Expo architects.
Click here to check out NEWS 1130’s photo gallery of collectibles from Expo 86.