Annika Penner has been appointed museum manager at the Roedde House Museum, Vancouver’s late-Victorian house museum situated in Vancouver's West End.
Penner joined the team in early September after spending four years at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston, where she worked on a wide variety of events, public programming, visitor services and exhibits.
Her interest in museums was first piqued by a UBC Arts Co-op placement at the Whyte Museum of Canadian Rockies in Banff, where she developed a keen appreciation of heritage homes. She went on to lead the guide team at the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy and took part in the celebration of the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Locally, Penner spent three seasons at the Bard on the Beach box office.
Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder, Roedde House has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the turn of the last century. The museum offers guided Tea and Tour afternoons on Sundays, a variety of cultural events including concerts and a lecture series, plus an award-winning school program for elementary students.
For more information about Roedde House Museum, visit www.roeddehouse.org.