Welcome to Historic Joy Kogawa House
Historic Joy Kogawa House is the childhood home of Canadian author Joy Kogawa. Joy and her family lived in the house until 1942, when they were sent to an internment camp along with thousands of other Canadians of Japanese descent. Now used as a site for author residencies and literary events, the house stands as a historical reminder of the internment experience of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and by extension, to the experiences of diverse cultural and ethnic groups within Canadian society.
On Friday, August 3, the musical group First Friday Forum plays in the back yard of Historic Joy Kogawa House at 1450 West 64th Avenue, weather permitting. For this occasion, we will have a barbecue from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and music will play from 7:30 p.m. to 10...read more
Three events are happening this June. Please join us!read more
Learn more of Vancouver’s history from the perspective of some of its most noted individuals, namely Mohawk poet E. Pauline Johnson and Squamish chief Joseph Capilano, Sunday, May 6, 3:00 to 5:00pm, at Historic Joy Kogawa House.read more