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Time Traveller: North Shore Museum and Archives founding director revs up

Bill Baker was a passionate teacher and historian who helped build up the museum and archives, now known as MONOVOA

Bill Baker was the founding director of the North Shore Museum and Archives, now MONOVA. He is depicted here, astride a 1931 Harley Davidson motorcycle on display at the old Station Museum.

The institution was in the old Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station building. The structure itself was moved from its original location by the Cates Wharf area to Mahon Park.

Baker was a passionate historian and teacher who often gave tours of the facility to visiting students and tourists. He eventually retired in 1991, with his celebration dinner held at the Emerald Park Restaurant.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open for drop-ins on Monday and by appointment Tuesday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Contact:

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