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Brother XII Presentations Booking Page

Date(s) - 18/10/2023 - 25/10/2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brother XII tickets are now sold out! Thank you to everyone who purchased. If you missed out, tickets for next season go on sale early September 2024!


Wednesday, October 18 & Wednesday, October 25. 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Back by popular demand! The Brother XII presentation, led by curator Aimee Greenaway, explores the history of Edward Wilson and his rise and fall as Brother XII from a spiritual teacher to high-profile court cases, scandals and conspiracy theories. His followers’ stories, including Madame Zee and heiress Mary Connally, illuminate this dark chapter in Nanaimo’s history. Stories and photos provide insight into this infamous and controversial historical figure. This year’s presentation will include new details (and questions!) about the colony’s population, gleaned from the recently released 1931 census.  

Cost: $10 per person 

Age: 12+ recommended (mature content) 

Duration: 60 minutes 

When: The presentations take place on select dates:

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – 6:30-7:30pm SOLD OUT!
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 – 6:30-7:30pm SOLD OUT!

Where: These presentations take place at Nanaimo Museum. Please arrive at the Museum approximately 15-20 minutes in advance of the start time to check in. The Museum is located at 100 Museum Way, downtown Nanaimo, next to Serious Coffee on Commercial St. 

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited! Due to the popularity of the Brother XII Presentations, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other presentation dates.

However, if you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend. In this case, we will either do our best to transfer your tickets to another date (depending on availability), or arrange a refund.

The Nanaimo Museum is a non-profit society, and all ticket proceeds go directly back into funding programs like this one. Thank you!

Although online payment is made through PayPal, a PayPal account is not required, only a credit card or debit card. Please note that there will be no physical ticket issued. Your spot in this tour is confirmed once you have the PayPal transaction confirmation. Registration can also be made over the phone or in person.

If you wish to book more than 4 tickets together, please call the front desk during business hours (10-4, Tues-Sat): 250-753-1821. 

Select your preferred date below to purchase tickets. 


Check out the Haunted Nanaimo Lantern Tour and the Crime & Punishment Lantern Tour for some evening walking tour fun, about ghosts and true crime!


Bookings are closed for this event.

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