Exhibit: In Search of the Jewish Royal City

In Search of the Jewish Royal City
on display November - December 2010 at the JMABC
on display September 10 - December 31, 2011 at the New Westminster Museum and Archives

Exhibit Overview: "The Royal City" named by Queen Victoria, Capital of the Colony of British Columbia, took form in 1859. From its first days, Jewish citizens have been associated with New Westminster, which was the principal city and river port of the mainland.

Several Jewish-owned shops established along Columbia Street, the main downtown business thoroughfare, and a significant Jewish mercantile presence exists there to this day.

In Search of the Jewish Royal City is an exhibit about New Westminster and its Jewish history. From its earliest years, until today, there has always been a small population of Jewish people in the Royal City. The exhibit examines the important contributions made by Jews in business,  politics and community support.

This exhibit is made possible by the City of New Westminster Special Projects Grant.




Jewish mercantile businesses, Columbia St., New Westminster, B.C. 1975. Jewish Museum & Archives of BC; L.00357


Mayor Muni Evers and Queen Elizabeth II, New Westminster City Hall, BC. 1971. Source: Jewish Museum & Archives of BC; L.06590