Many Families in One House Gallery

First Nations and Asian peoples’ artifacts and stories

This gallery speaks to the Cowichan Valley’s multicultural roots. Learn about the traditional Cowichan way of life and how first contact with European settlers impacted them. Meet Simon Charlie and find out about his influence on Cowichan carvers, totem poles, and the tales they represent.  Diverse communities thrived in the Valley – explore Chinatown, Paldi, and the experiences of Japanese-Canadians