Thursday, February 15th, 7:30 pm in our Teekay Gallery

Raymond Nakamura – An Illustrated Family History

Author, cartoonist and creative thinker, Raymond Nakamura presents a family history – graphic novel style. In this illustrated talk, Raymond will discuss Japanese-Canadian history as lived by his paternal grandmother, whom he called Baachan. She came to Canada more than a hundred years ago and lived to be 91 years old. She may not have been especially important to anyone other than her family and friends, but as a consequence of the racism of the time and places in which she lived, her life exemplifies that of many other immigrants of Japanese descent in Canada during the last century. Raymond Nakamura co-hosts the podcast Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me and leads historical walking tours for the Nikkei National Museum, when he is not writing children’s books, drawing cartoons or walking the dog. Check out Raymond’s unique cartoons at

Our Lost Fleet Speaker Series is free with museum admission. To sign up for the event and to pre-purchase museum admission, please visit: 
An Illustrated Family History Tickets

The museum will be offering a guided tour of its Lost Fleet exhibit at 6:30pm. Come early or stay late to enjoy a tour of our feature exhibit.

Upcoming Speaker Series Events:

Visual artist, Haruko Okano, presents an artist talk on environmental art Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm

Composer, Rita Ueda, discusses her work and her inspiration for writing music Thursday, March 22nd at 7:30pm

The Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Cinémathèque present From Up on Poppy Hill Sunday, April 15th at 11am

Poet Leanne Dunic reads from her new book To Love the Coming End Thursday, April 19th at 7:30pm

Underwater archeologist Charles Moore and VMM curator Duncan McLeod discuss the recent excavation of Japanese-Canadian fishing boat, the Sunny Island Thursday, May 24th at 7:30pm

Series Finale - The Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Powell Street Festival present Spatial Poetics Friday, June 15th at 7:30pm

The Lost Fleet Speaker Series is free with museum admission. Arrive early and take a guided tour of our Lost Fleet exhibit!