What’s up at the Surrey Museum: Myths & Muses, Baskets for Barter and more

September programs, events and exhibits at the Surrey Museum, Heritage Extension programs and Stewart Farm.

Brian Cyr and Zeus' Temple preparing for LEGO: Myths & Muses


LEGO: Myths & Muses

From the famed lighthouse at Alexandria to the Greek underworld, explore fascinating histories and mythologies of the Mediterranean as told with LEGO®. The LEGO® Club of Vancouver presents a world of gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters from ancient times, all created from our favourite block! On display to September 15.


Baskets for Barter

Working closely with the Musqueam and Stó:lō Nations, the Surrey Museum presents their own baskets alongside exceptional examples of historic and contemporary Coast Salish baskets from the Museum of Anthropology, Royal BC Museum, and New Westminster Museum and Archives. On display September 29–December 24.



Make Believe Birthday Parties

Invite your friends and choose a theme for a unique birthday party: pirates, medieval royalty or Egyptian nobles. Must prebook at 604-592-6956. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., $12.50 per child, birthday child is free.


Kids Can Knit and Weave

Boys and girls have fun knitting quick and easy projects, and learn how to weave on a variety of looms. Projects include colourful coasters, bookmarks and small mats. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Thursday, September 27, from 4-6 p.m, 6 sessions $82 (8-12yrs).


Aboriginal Baskets

Join a local cedar basket weaver and hear about the history of cedar weaving. Learn how cedar bark is harvested, processed and woven into beautiful, functional items like baskets, hats and capes. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, September 29, 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m., 1 session $10 (16yrs+)


Cedar Weaving Workshop

Join a local weaver for an educational and creative cedar weaving workshop. Find out about the unique properties and challenges of using cedar, while making a bracelet with prepared cedar strips. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, September 29, 2:30-4 p.m., 1 session $24 (16+yrs).



Held at Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824–32 Ave, Surrey

Beatrix Potter and Friends Series – Introducing Beatrix Potter’s lovable animals in stories, games and crafts presented by Surrey Museum staff in an award-winning restored heritage schoolhouse. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Tuesdays, September 11–October 16               12:30pm-2:00pm                    6 sessions $61.50, 1 session $10.25 (3-6yrs)



Be a Heritage School Program Volunteer

Are you interested in history? Do you like working with children? Historic Stewart Farm, Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives need volunteers to lead programs for elementary students on Surrey’s history and First Nations culture. Full training provided. Orientation dates are available throughout September. For more information and to register for orientation please call 604-502-6461.


AT HISTORIC STEWART FARM13723 Crescent Road, SurreyInfo 604-592-6956www.surrey.ca/heritage



Historic Stewart Farm

Tour the charming restored 1894 farmhouse, pole barn and heritage gardens, try old-fashioned crafts, take part in a program or special event, and imagine pioneer life at the turn of the 19th century. 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey. 604-592-6956. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturdays & Sundays, 12noon-4pm. Entrance by donation. www.surrey.ca/heritage   Twitter: @StewartFarm1



From Field to Table: The Pioneer Kitchen Garden Revival

The traditional pioneer kitchen garden is the subject of this exhibition. Explore growing, preparing and serving food and learn about culinary history from seed selection to harvesting. Explore food and drink, recipes and home remedies and view a variety of kitchen gadgets. Learn how the food revival has inspired communities to work together to become more sustainable. On display September 15-November 3

Open: Fridays, 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturdays, 12noon-4:00pm, and by appointment



Tea and Tour

Costumed guides will stroll with you through the charming 1890s farmhouse and grounds. Check out the new exhibit ‘From Field to Table’ in the Stewart Hall then enjoy tea and treats. Must prebook at 604-592-6956. Fridays, September-October, 1-2:30 p.m., Adults $10.


Mushroom Talk

The Lower Mainland is home to some of the most diverse forms of fungi found anywhere in the world. Join our expert and discover the common and unusual types of mushrooms that can be found. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. to noon, 1 session, $15 (16+yrs).


From Field to Table Exhibit Opening – Celebrate the fall season by viewing the new exhibit, then take in the outdoor fruit booths. Purchase heritage apple and pear trees and grape plants from the Apple Lady, and view a display of apple varieties. Learn about fruit growing with the BC Fruit Testers and master gardeners, and watch the apple cider press demonstration. Saturday, September 15, noon to 4 p.m., all ages, drop in, by donation.


From Field to Table

Gather ideas for Thanksgiving: explore a menu plan using local food to create a delicious meal, learn about and taste local wines, and inspire your dinner table decorating. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Thursday, September 27, 7-9 p.m., 1 session $35 (16+).

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