Jen Eggleston - history nerd and occasional illustrator

Vancouver’s Centennial Plaques

In 1986, Vancouver celebrated the city’s 100th birthday by installing 100 plaques around the city. My goal is to find all of them! At the end of the project, I hope it’s like a little guidebook to the city’s history.


Canadian Aviatrix Project

Profiles of the first 100 women to get their private pilot licences in Canada. Inspired by Shirley Render's wonderful book 'No Place for a Lady: The Story of Canadian Women Pilots 1928-1992'.


Illustrated Family Tree

For my second year of #100DaysProjectScotland, I illustrated a family tree for my daughter. Each day, I drew a picture of a relative, wrote up a little summary of their life, and posted on Instagram.

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Genealogy & Other Research

Various historic research projects - often when I find a plaque or sign that intrigues me, but isn’t easily found on Google.

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Some of my other illustration projects

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Cross Stitch Patterns

Shop section for downloading my cross stitch patterns

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