During the Apollo program of the 1960s and ’70s, NASA sent nine missions to the Moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface, the only times humans have visited another world.
July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission.
Union Club member, Henri van Bentum was featured in Canadian Art Magazine in July 1969. In many ways, his comments are still timely today:
The Union Club’s Honorary Art Curator and long-time Club member, Martin Segger, will be an integral part of the following program. Club members are encouraged to attend:
July 10 – July 18
Public Exhibition at 1515 Douglas Street
July 11 at 7pm
Public Lectures at 1515 Douglas Street
Don Luxton “Mid-century Modernism in
Terence Williams “Architecture of the
John Wade Practice”
No tickets required
July 13 and 14 from 12pm – 1pm
Free Walking Tour:
Guided by architectural historian
Meet in the Rotunda at 1515 Douglas Street at 12pm
July 18 at 7pm
Public Panel Discussion
at 1515 Douglas Street
“The Future of V ictoria’s Modernist
Panelists: Chris Gower, Steve Barber,
Pam Madoff, Franc D’Ambrosio
Moderator: Martin Segger
Hosted by Jawl Properties Limited.
In collaboration with D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism.
Curated by Martin Segger.
Special Thanks to City of Victoria Archives, Saanich Municipal Archives and University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections.
Contemporary photos by John Taylor, Sama Jim Canzian and Sandy Beaman.