Museum of Surrey

The photo mural mosaic at the Museum of Surrey. (Submitted photo)

Thousands of portraits fill Museum of Surrey’s mural wall to create large river-photo mosaic

Created in 2018, the project involved some interesting photos of Surrey people at Surrey events

 

Making Tomorrow Better is a Surrey-based non-profit that is hosting a fundraising event at Museum of Surrey June 4. (Image: makingtomorrowbetter.org)

Surrey-based non-profit raising money for Canadian Mental Health Association

Making Tomorrow Better to host inaugural event at Museum of Surrey

 

A young museum-goer takes part in a textile demonstration at the Museum of Surrey. Starting May 10, the Textile Studio will take over the museum’s feature gallery offering onsite demos and the opportunity to view textile samples and tools. (Photo Submitted: Neil Mouellic/Museum of Surrey).

New exhibits open at Museum of Surrey

‘Untangling Textiles’ and ‘Body Language’ open in May

A young museum-goer takes part in a textile demonstration at the Museum of Surrey. Starting May 10, the Textile Studio will take over the museum’s feature gallery offering onsite demos and the opportunity to view textile samples and tools. (Photo Submitted: Neil Mouellic/Museum of Surrey).
Broken Promises - opening of new exhibits about the treatment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War. (Chung Chow photo)

Museum of Surrey hosts celebration of ‘Broken Promises’ exhibit

March 31 event ‘a touching and poignant commemoration’ of Japanese-Canadian experience

Broken Promises - opening of new exhibits about the treatment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War. (Chung Chow photo)
Bagpiper Kyle Banta at the Museum of Surrey’s Celtic Fest in 2015. He will again perform at this year’s event, on Saturday, March 26. (File photo)

Celtic Fest to bring ‘céilí’ vibes to Museum of Surrey later this month

Event to kick off a series of free spring celebrations at the facility in Cloverdale

Bagpiper Kyle Banta at the Museum of Surrey’s Celtic Fest in 2015. He will again perform at this year’s event, on Saturday, March 26. (File photo)
The Murakami family in Greenwood, B.C., in a photo featured in “Broken Promises” at Museum of Surrey. Opening Feb. 5, the exhibition explores the dispossession of Japanese-Canadians in the 1940s. (Photo courtesy Salt Spring Island Archives)

Museum of Surrey’s new ‘Broken Promises’ explores ‘dark part of Canadian history’

Touring exhibition about Japanese-Canadians ‘a vehicle to start a conversation with children about racism’

The Murakami family in Greenwood, B.C., in a photo featured in “Broken Promises” at Museum of Surrey. Opening Feb. 5, the exhibition explores the dispossession of Japanese-Canadians in the 1940s. (Photo courtesy Salt Spring Island Archives)
B.C. Electric Railway memorabilia is seen on display at the Museum of Surrey as part of a past Community Treasurers exhibit. The museum is now accepting applications for new exhibits. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Museum of Surrey accepting applications for new Community Treasures exhibits

Community Treasurers are collaborative exhibits

B.C. Electric Railway memorabilia is seen on display at the Museum of Surrey as part of a past Community Treasurers exhibit. The museum is now accepting applications for new exhibits. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Artist Phyllis Atkins is seen working on some jewellery. Atkins is the program coordinator of the stɑlə̓w̓ Arts & Cultural Society, whom the Museum of Surrey partnered with for their third annual Christmas market. (Photo submitted: Museum of Surrey)

Two popular events return to the Museum of Surrey

Cloverdale Christmas Trees fundraiser and the third annual stɑlə̓w̓ Christmas Craft Market are back

Artist Phyllis Atkins is seen working on some jewellery. Atkins is the program coordinator of the stɑlə̓w̓ Arts & Cultural Society, whom the Museum of Surrey partnered with for their third annual Christmas market. (Photo submitted: Museum of Surrey)
A woman looks at archival slides. (Photo submitted: Chung Chow, Surrey Archives)

Surrey Archives to offer tips on how to best care for family heirlooms

Free talk, ‘Caring for Your Family Treasures,’ to be held Nov. 27

A woman looks at archival slides. (Photo submitted: Chung Chow, Surrey Archives)
Kids play in the TD Explore Zone at the Museum of Surrey. The museum is reopening the play area Nov. 2 after being closed for more than a year and a half. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)

Kids play area to reopen at the Museum of Surrey

TD Explore Zone closed since March 2020

Kids play in the TD Explore Zone at the Museum of Surrey. The museum is reopening the play area Nov. 2 after being closed for more than a year and a half. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)
Chief Dan George is seen with Sondra Locke and Clint Eastwood in 1976 at a barbecue in Santa Fe, New Mexico promoting the film “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” A new exhibit focussing on the life of Chief Dan George is opening at the Museum of Surrey. (Public Domain)

New Museum of Surrey exhibit to focus on life of Chief Dan George

Two new exhibits to open at the Museum of Surrey

Chief Dan George is seen with Sondra Locke and Clint Eastwood in 1976 at a barbecue in Santa Fe, New Mexico promoting the film “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” A new exhibit focussing on the life of Chief Dan George is opening at the Museum of Surrey. (Public Domain)
Mohammed Abel Abbas stands at the Crowsnest Pass circa 1979. Abbas, of Indo-Fijian descent, was heading back to his home in Sparwood after visiting Alberta. A new Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey tells the story of Surrey’s Indo-Fijians. (Photo submitted: Rizwaan Abbas)

‘Indo-Fijians’ exhibit to open at Museum of Surrey

Community Treasurers exhibit to tell story of Indo-Fijians and their culture

Mohammed Abel Abbas stands at the Crowsnest Pass circa 1979. Abbas, of Indo-Fijian descent, was heading back to his home in Sparwood after visiting Alberta. A new Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey tells the story of Surrey’s Indo-Fijians. (Photo submitted: Rizwaan Abbas)
Singer Krystle Dos Santos will perform a free online concert during 2021 BC Culture Days, from Oct. 8-15 as part of the Surrey series. (Photo: culturedays.ca)

Surrey’s ‘Culture Days’ series mixes in-person, online events starting Sept. 24

Month-long BC Culture Days celebration marks 12th anniversary this year

Singer Krystle Dos Santos will perform a free online concert during 2021 BC Culture Days, from Oct. 8-15 as part of the Surrey series. (Photo: culturedays.ca)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
Sandra Borger, visitor experience coordinator with the Museum of Surrey, tours the exhibit “Trailblazing: Women in Canada Since 1867,” which opens in the museum’s feature gallery June 24. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)

‘Trailblazing women’ exhibit to open at Museum of Surrey

Travelling exhibition to open June 24

Sandra Borger, visitor experience coordinator with the Museum of Surrey, tours the exhibit “Trailblazing: Women in Canada Since 1867,” which opens in the museum’s feature gallery June 24. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)
The Museum of Surrey is now offering a virtual tour of their new Community Treasures exhibit titled “20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail.” (Screenshot)

Museum of Surrey launches virtual tour for new Heritage Rail exhibit

Online tour of ‘20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail’ offers snapshot into the history of trains in Surrey

The Museum of Surrey is now offering a virtual tour of their new Community Treasures exhibit titled “20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail.” (Screenshot)
Whalley’s Flamingo Hotel in 1960. (Photo: Surrey Archives/Stan McKinnon collection)

‘Whalley Before Skyscrapers’ talk to focus on archival photos, plus video from 1993

Surrey Archives boasts more than 60,000 archival photographs available online

Whalley’s Flamingo Hotel in 1960. (Photo: Surrey Archives/Stan McKinnon collection)
Artists (from left) Aaron Jordan, Phyllis Atkins, and Drew Atkins stand in front of their new sculpture “The Rivers that Connect Us” at the Museum of Surrey. (Image via Facebook)

‘The Rivers that Connect Us’ rises at Museum of Surrey in Cloverdale

Public art offers ‘symbol of welcoming and respect’

Artists (from left) Aaron Jordan, Phyllis Atkins, and Drew Atkins stand in front of their new sculpture “The Rivers that Connect Us” at the Museum of Surrey. (Image via Facebook)
Museum of Surrey curator Colleen Sharpe examines footage from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The footage and a replica San Fran street car are part of a new museum exhibition on earthquakes. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)

Shake Up: Earthquake exhibit opens at Cloverdale’s Museum of Surrey

Museum’s latest exhibition examines earthquakes and earthquake history

Museum of Surrey curator Colleen Sharpe examines footage from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The footage and a replica San Fran street car are part of a new museum exhibition on earthquakes. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)