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Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Anthony Brown - April

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Our Nautical Nights Speaker Series programs are delivered in a hybrid model: an in-person event at our 744 Douglas St. location, and a simultaneous Zoom Meeting. After purchasing a Zoom program ticket, you will receive a link for the Zoom Meeting directly days prior to the event,

In-person or by Zoom, enjoy the Maritime Museum of BC's Nautical Nights Speaker Series. This series focuses on discussion about our unique maritime heritage, culture, and environment! Each month features a new speaker and topic.


The When, Where and How of our History

The, When, Where and How highlights the discovery of when I came across a sub-culture of African Americans that inhabited Salt spring Island in 1858 - that became the inciting incident and the emergence of recognition in his own life. This always instigated the question is where are you from. The questioner’s innocent curiosity always seemed to belie an attitude of separateness, implying that black means you must be from somewhere else. He was embraced by the Sims family on Salt spring Island that adopted Anthony as one of their own – and this initiated in how I was going to bring their story to light.

As a storyteller, Brown weaves some of his own personal experiences that document the surprisingly many great things that Black people have contributed to the life on the west coast.

About the speaker:

Anthony Brown is a seventh generation Black Canadian and a documentary filmmaker. Producing “Go Do Some Great Thing and Secret Victoria: The Rush for Freedom. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia – he moved to Texada Island in the mid 1960’s where he spent his formative years.

Brown moved back to Vancouver in the early part of the 1970’s and onward to America where he received a partial athletic scholarship for football and baseball at a small NAIA College in Montana. In the early 1980’s, Brown lived in Europe where he experienced many different countries and cultures that made him think of his own history.


The in-person portion of this event is a live screening at 744 Douglas Street, downtown Victoria. As this is an indoor organized group recreational class, as of September 13th the provincial government has mandated that the Maritime Museum of BC will require proof of vaccination. MMBC will continue to comply with this mandate until it has been lifted.

We ask those unable to provide this information to join us on Zoom.

Please note: Registration for Zoom programs must occur at least 2 hours before the scheduled program and provide an e-mail, or we can not guarantee that you will receive the link to participate. We will contact you before the program, and are available for Zoom troubleshooting aid up to 2 hours before the program start time.

The Maritime Museum of BC does not want to cause additional financial hardship at this time to any who would like to participate in our programs and lack the ability to pay. Free attendance at these programs is available. please email us at to request your free Virtual Program discount code.