A city as old as Pitt Meadows is going to have a lot of stories, and the Pitt Meadows Museum wants to help tell these tales at the upcoming Heritage Week celebration.
Running from Feb. 19 to 25, Heritage Week is an annual event by Heritage BC, which involves historical groups from all over the province.
Through a variety of activities and events, these museums, libraries, and other local groups strive to teach people about the historical significance of their community.
Each year features a different theme, with this year’s theme being Layer by Layer, which Heritage BC explained represents the many stories that are unique to each community and have shaped it to become what it is.
As part of Heritage Week, the Pitt Meadows Museum will be hosting an event called ”Woven Through Time: The stories we tell” from Feb. 19 to 25.
This hybrid event will include both online and in-person elements, with each day revealing a new layer of Pitt Meadows’ history.
It will begin with some history of Katzie First Nation on Monday, Feb. 19, with the remaining days also telling stories about farming and the Greybrook Farm, Canadian Pacific Railway, Heritage Hall and the government, the general store and commerce, and the No. 1 Schoolhouse and education.
The event will then end with an in-person event at the museum on Sunday, Feb. 25, where history will meet art as attendees will be able to make some stamp artwork from all of the various layers covered throughout the week.
The in-person event will run from 1 to 4 p.m., with all of the other stories being posted to the museum’s website at noon each day.
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The Pitt Meadows Museum event is the only local thing happening for Heritage Week.
Maple Ridge will also have its own Heritage Week event on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Albion Community Centre.
The City of Maple Ridge is hosting the Heritage Awards from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and will offer a variety of food, drinks, and entertainment in honour of the nominees for this year’s Heritage Awards.
Attending is free, with more information available at www.mapleridge.ca/240/Heritage-Awards.
Additional Heritage Week events throughout the province can be found by visiting www.heritagebc.ca.