Doors open to museum, dozens of other Surrey places

Surrey’s annual Doors Open event happens again this Saturday (June 27), giving people a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s culture, history, art and architecture.

The free event involves 39 sites in Cloverdale, Newton, Bear Creek and City Centre neighbourhoods, with a hop-on, hopoff trolley part of the "Be a tourist in your own

city" action from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Surrey Museum’s collections storage area is on the Doors Open map for a second time, giving curator Lana Panko a chance to showcase some of the 40,000 artifacts kept there.

"It’s pretty rare for the public to see this space," said Panko as she gave the Now an hour-long tour there.

The rooms store everything from kitchen gadgets to a big fire truck, and all of it is somehow related to Surrey.

During the Doors Open event, Panko said, "we want to give people a scope of the history here, to tell the story of Surrey."

The collections wing includes a plate with the image of Rita Johnston, the former Surrey alderman and MLA who went on to become Canada’s first female premier.

There’s an Order of the British Empire medal given to Cyril Headey, a Surrey poultry farmer who, during the First World War, figured out a way to ship eggs to Europe – by placing them in crates of wet sand.

"There are so many interesting things here," said a smiling Panko.

This year, the Surrey Doors Open website (Surrey.ca/doorsopen) includes an interactive map to all tour sites – from the BC Vintage Truck Museum to Whalley’s Corner Community Festival, in alphabetical order – and all are located north of Highway 10.

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