John Adams, Secretary

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John Adams

John is a historian and author based in Victoria. He has a BA in history from UBC and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. For twenty-five years he worked for the BC Government at the Royal BC Museum and as a manager in the Heritage Branch and also taught museum studies part time at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. In 1999 he started a private company, Discover the Past, devoted to historical research, writing, lecturing and guiding tours. He has written six books, including Old Square Toes and His Lady, the biography of BC’s first governor, Ghosts and Legends of Bastion Square and the Historic Guide to Ross Bay Cemetery. His latest book (planned 2020 publication) is entitled Chinese Victoria and is a social and cultural history of Canada’s oldest Chinese community.

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