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Grade K-3, 4-7
Subject Cross-Curricular, Cross-Curricular
Resource type Multimedia
Duration Over 60 minutes

About This Resource

This video is a preview of what our in-person school program tour is like with a School Program Docent.

Roedde House is located on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. The house was built in 1893 for European immigrants, Gustav and Matilda Roedde, who settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1888. Gustav became Vancouver’s first bookbinder, opening his own business, G.A. Roedde Bookbinders, in 1890.

He also brought with him a talent for paper marbling - a skill he learned as an apprentice in Germany. The design of Roedde House is attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury. It is a City of Vancouver-designated Class A Heritage House. The Roedde family lived in Roedde House until 1924 when it then became a rooming and boarding house.

Your classroom may also take the tour free of charge on our website:

  • Roedde House Museum video tour part one 
  • Roedde House Museum video tour part two

There are other videos available for teachers grades 3-7.

There is also a  Social Studies and Language Arts Unit for grades 4-5. 


Roedde House Museum Video Tour

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