Black Pioneers in the 1860’s and Sir James Douglas

John Adams is an historian, author, founder and owner-operator of Discover the Past, a company in Victoria, BC that specializes in research, writing, presentations and walking tours. For 17 years, until his retirement in 2004, John was the regional manager for southwestern BC and Vancouver Island for the Heritage Branch, responsible for the overall management of thirteen historic sites, He holds a Masters of Museology, University of Toronto. As a member of the Old Cemeteries Society, Victoria, John co-hosts the annual Ross Bay Cemetery tour of the gravesites of Black pioneers during Black History Month. John has a natural style that is lively and humorous which makes his presentations a memorable experience.