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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Curator Colleen Sharpe (left) and cultural exhibits technician John Bessette sit in a new interactive exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. “Dine on Time” tells the story of Surrey’s diner culture from the ’30s to the ’60s. (Photo submitted)

New diner exhibit serves local history at Museum of Surrey

‘Dine on Time’ offers glimpse into Surrey’s 1930s to 1960s diner culture

Curator Colleen Sharpe (left) and cultural exhibits technician John Bessette sit in a new interactive exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. “Dine on Time” tells the story of Surrey’s diner culture from the ’30s to the ’60s. (Photo submitted)
Promotional photo for the new Mandrake the Magician exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. The show runs until May 16. (Image via surrey.ca)

Mandrake the Magician revealed in new exhibition at the Museum of Surrey

Explore real-life magic with new Community Treasures exhibit

Promotional photo for the new Mandrake the Magician exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. The show runs until May 16. (Image via surrey.ca)
In 2017, a member of the Disneyana Fan Club curated a small Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey about the early days of Disney and the cartoonist Walt Disney. The museum is now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Treasures exhibition. (Photo: Submitted)

Museum of Surrey wants to spotlight local organizations and clubs

Museum now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Treasures exhibit

In 2017, a member of the Disneyana Fan Club curated a small Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey about the early days of Disney and the cartoonist Walt Disney. The museum is now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Treasures exhibition. (Photo: Submitted)
Tammi Hall and Diana Brum, owners of Short & Sweet Patisserie and Bakery, decorate their entry in the Museum of Surrey’s 2020 Cloverdale Christmas Tree Tours. The second annual tree-decorating contest runs Dec. 1 to 18. (Photo submitted)

Christmas tree fest back at Museum of Surrey in Cloverdale

Annual Christmas craft market goes virtual

Tammi Hall and Diana Brum, owners of Short & Sweet Patisserie and Bakery, decorate their entry in the Museum of Surrey’s 2020 Cloverdale Christmas Tree Tours. The second annual tree-decorating contest runs Dec. 1 to 18. (Photo submitted)
World War II Veteran and POW Hans Anderson, 98, walks to the Cloverdale Cenotaph in 2019 to lay a wreath for POWs. This year, the ceremony in Cloverdale will be closed to the public due to the pandemic, but the City of Surrey will livestream the event. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

UPDATED: City of Surrey to livestream Veterans’ Square Remembrance Day ceremony this year

General public will not be allowed in Veterans’ Square for Nov. 11 services this year

World War II Veteran and POW Hans Anderson, 98, walks to the Cloverdale Cenotaph in 2019 to lay a wreath for POWs. This year, the ceremony in Cloverdale will be closed to the public due to the pandemic, but the City of Surrey will livestream the event. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Textile artists Amy Walker and Sharon Kallis install their contributions to the Museum of Surrey’s new feature exhibit “Nature’s Clothesline.” The exhibit explores how the world is airing its dirty laundry – not on a clothesline, but in the landfills and oceans. (Photo submitted)

‘Nature’s Clothesline’ opens at Museum of Surrey

Exhibition strives to educate on how our choice of clothing can affect ‘the health of the planet’

Textile artists Amy Walker and Sharon Kallis install their contributions to the Museum of Surrey’s new feature exhibit “Nature’s Clothesline.” The exhibit explores how the world is airing its dirty laundry – not on a clothesline, but in the landfills and oceans. (Photo submitted)
Curated by the SFN, Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef-net fishing and a summer fishing village. (Contributed photo)

Story told in Semiahmoo First Nation exhibit one of survival and triumph

Museum of Surrey’s Indigenous Hall display explores how SFN has flourished since the Great Flood

  • Oct 17, 2020
Curated by the SFN, Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef-net fishing and a summer fishing village. (Contributed photo)
Women dance Oct. 3, 2019, during the opening ceremony for the Museum of Surrey’s exhibit “Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story.” The Museum of Surrey recently won two awards for the exhibit. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘Being Punjabi’ exhibit nets Museum of Surrey two awards

Exhibit was first in Canada to focus on Surrey’s Punjabi community

Women dance Oct. 3, 2019, during the opening ceremony for the Museum of Surrey’s exhibit “Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story.” The Museum of Surrey recently won two awards for the exhibit. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Jessie McLean, an assistant curator with the Museum of Surrey, stands in the exhibit “Discover Your Story! We Can Help.” The exhibit, scheduled to open in April, is now open to the public for the first time. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Museum of Surrey reopens with family history exhibit

Visitors must sign up online for pre-booked, self-guided tours

Jessie McLean, an assistant curator with the Museum of Surrey, stands in the exhibit “Discover Your Story! We Can Help.” The exhibit, scheduled to open in April, is now open to the public for the first time. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Headstones stand upright again after being repaired by the City of Surrey. Seven headstones were damaged in April in Surrey Centre Cemetery after vandals knocked them over. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Gravestones repaired at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Restoration now complete on seven pioneer grave markers vandalized in April

Headstones stand upright again after being repaired by the City of Surrey. Seven headstones were damaged in April in Surrey Centre Cemetery after vandals knocked them over. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey history buff transcribes her way to a provincial award

Surrey history buff transcribes her way to a provincial award

‘It can be tedious work but it’s also very interesting,’ Diane Johnson says

Surrey history buff transcribes her way to a provincial award