Museum

An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Museums Association recommends 10 ways to decolonize heritage sector

Report presents ways to give Indigenous Peoples authority over how they are represented

 

The Textile Tales event is meant to show participants how to use various crafting methods including sewing, tie dye, and screen printing. (The Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)

Crafting gets groovy at Sunday’s Textile Tales event

The Pitt Meadows Museum will host the free event on Oct. 2

 

Tori Fraser (left), Camryn Page (middle), and Kate Li (right) created the How Curious exhibit, which will be on display indefinitely at the Haney House. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

See the strange side of history at Maple Ridge Museum’s new exhibit

The ‘How Curious: Oddities of the Victorian Era’ exhibit is now open every Sunday

 

The historic Haney House in Maple Ridge was built back in 1883 by Thomas Haney, a founder of the Haney neighbourhood. (Maple Ridge Museum and Archives P01046/The News)

Tickets now available for Haney House Halloween

Maple Ridge residents can try ghost hunting at The Dead of the Night event on Oct. 22 and 23

The historic Haney House in Maple Ridge was built back in 1883 by Thomas Haney, a founder of the Haney neighbourhood. (Maple Ridge Museum and Archives P01046/The News)
James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Traditional kayaking museum debuts in The Wreckage of B.C.’s wild West Coast

Manke at the Wreckage celebrating the building and use of traditional kayaks in Ucluelet

James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)
During a past Heritage Thursday, kids poured paint and played abstract art games. There’s one more session this summer. (Keagan Nagy, Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)

Kids unlock their inner artist at Heritage Thursdays

Pitt Meadows Museum nears the end of its popular summer learning program

During a past Heritage Thursday, kids poured paint and played abstract art games. There’s one more session this summer. (Keagan Nagy, Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)
COVID scuttled restoration plans for the caboose roof for some time, but with a contractor in place now, locomotive and history buffs – including museum director Shea Henry – are excited to see the 80-year-old CP Rail car repaired this season. (Kemone Moodley/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Contractor set to repair roof on Maple Ridge caboose

Hope is to see the top restored this season, then to build a cover to prevent future weather damage

  • Jul 13, 2022
COVID scuttled restoration plans for the caboose roof for some time, but with a contractor in place now, locomotive and history buffs – including museum director Shea Henry – are excited to see the 80-year-old CP Rail car repaired this season. (Kemone Moodley/Special to The News)
Even during COVID, teams of community volunteers donated their time to help clean and preserve the headstones at Maple Ridge Cemetery. That effort is getting underway again next week, and volunteers are needed. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

Seeking volunteers for cemetery cleanup

Two days are set aside this coming week for headstone preservation in Maple Ridge

Even during COVID, teams of community volunteers donated their time to help clean and preserve the headstones at Maple Ridge Cemetery. That effort is getting underway again next week, and volunteers are needed. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
Music on the Wharf resumes this coming Monday at the Port Haney Wharf at 7:30 a.m. (Special to The News)

Music on the Wharf returns to the riverside Monday

Maple Ridge Museum brings back the popular outdoor summer concert series

Music on the Wharf resumes this coming Monday at the Port Haney Wharf at 7:30 a.m. (Special to The News)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Maple Ridge Museum curator Melissa Rollit strung together a handmade historic Finnish loom used for making rugs. It’s from the heritage society archives, but has never been on display before, because of space. It will be demonstrated during Saturday’s special Finnish celebration. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

VIDEO: Museum celebrates Maple Ridge’s Finnish roots Saturday

A one-day celebration and temporary display help mark contributions made by immigrants from Finland

Maple Ridge Museum curator Melissa Rollit strung together a handmade historic Finnish loom used for making rugs. It’s from the heritage society archives, but has never been on display before, because of space. It will be demonstrated during Saturday’s special Finnish celebration. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Bertha Solderholm worked at her floor loom in the basement of her Webster’s Corners home in 1971. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives No. #P01801/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Treasured Finnish loom soon to be on display

A mid-summer event June 11 will feature this and other keepsakes representative of the culture

  • Jun 4, 2022
Bertha Solderholm worked at her floor loom in the basement of her Webster’s Corners home in 1971. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives No. #P01801/Special to The News)
An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)

Police say man smashes ancient museum artifacts worth millions in Dallas

A 6th century B.C. Greek amphora and a Greek pot dating to 450 B.C. were among the items destroyed

An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)
Pitt Meadows Museum has uncovered a century-old letter from a mourning sister to council of the day (circa 1917). Pte. Roland Thomson, previous councillor, was killed during the First World War. (Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Archives reveal more about lost war hero

Private Roland Thomson served, first at home in Pitt Meadows, then overseas in the First World War

  • May 15, 2022
Pitt Meadows Museum has uncovered a century-old letter from a mourning sister to council of the day (circa 1917). Pte. Roland Thomson, previous councillor, was killed during the First World War. (Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Since there doesn’t seem to be any progress being made on expansion of the Maple Ridge Museum & Archives, a team of historic enthusiasts are taking the museum out to the community. First stop for the new Museum on the Move will be at the Ridge Meadows Home Show, being held in Albion from April 29 to May 1. (Special to The News)

Museum on the Move debuts at home show

Maple Ridge history will be out and about this summer in the community

  • Apr 24, 2022
Since there doesn’t seem to be any progress being made on expansion of the Maple Ridge Museum & Archives, a team of historic enthusiasts are taking the museum out to the community. First stop for the new Museum on the Move will be at the Ridge Meadows Home Show, being held in Albion from April 29 to May 1. (Special to The News)
The Haney House Museum. (Contributed)
The Haney House Museum. (Contributed)
This oak tree that stands on the front lawn of the Pitt Meadows heritage hall, was nothing more than a sapling when it was planted almost 85 years ago. (Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: An 85-year-old tree with deeply rooted history

Historic municipal documents tells of how a royal oak tree came to stand in front of heritage hall

  • Apr 3, 2022
This oak tree that stands on the front lawn of the Pitt Meadows heritage hall, was nothing more than a sapling when it was planted almost 85 years ago. (Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
Music on the Wharf concert series. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Museum issues call out for musicians

Deadline for artists to apply for this summer’s Music on the Wharf concert series is Feb. 15

Music on the Wharf concert series. (The News files)
(Maple Ridge Museum and Archives/Special to The News)

Museum offers Maple Ridge history in chinese

Online pages will be translated into more languages

(Maple Ridge Museum and Archives/Special to The News)
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