Museum

A memorial totem pole is shown in this handout image provided by National Museums Scotland. The museum says it will return to the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia a memorial pole taken nearly a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-National Museums Scotland

B.C. Nisga’a totem on display at Scotland museum since 1930 is heading home

Delegation of Nisga’a leaders travelled to Edinburgh last August to ask that the pole be returned

 

Doris Whitby sat at her desk in her Canadian Women’s Army Corps Uniform, 1944. (Maple Ridge Museum archives #P07820/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Pop-up exhibit spotlights local Bluebirds’ war contributions

A Maple Ridge Museum display about women in wartime continues until January

  • Nov 30, 2022

 

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for new floatplane exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to floatplanes during the 1950s

 

The last Repair Cafe of 2022 will take place on Nov. 19 at the Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Maple Ridge hosts last Repair Cafe of the year

The Nov. 19 event by the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is completely free

The last Repair Cafe of 2022 will take place on Nov. 19 at the Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Leslie Norman is the curator of the Pitt Meadows Museum and helped oversee the production of many of the new miniature models of the historical community buildings. (The News)

New scale models soon to be unveiled at Pitt Meadows Museum

Gary Dixon is constructing a 1/24 scale model of the Hoffmann and Son building

Leslie Norman is the curator of the Pitt Meadows Museum and helped oversee the production of many of the new miniature models of the historical community buildings. (The News)
Curator Leslie Norman said the The Old General Store (right) that serves as the Pitt Meadows museum may need to be moved across Harris Road to the same site as the Hoffman and Son Machine Shop. (The News)

Pitt Meadows Museum nears finish line of relocation planning

Museum expects final layout of new heritage site to be ready mid-winter

Curator Leslie Norman said the The Old General Store (right) that serves as the Pitt Meadows museum may need to be moved across Harris Road to the same site as the Hoffman and Son Machine Shop. (The News)
The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum

‘War hero of the family’: Canadian War Museum acquires 3 more Victoria Crosses

Museum now has 36 of the 73 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians in the First World War

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum
The <em>What Was Taken</em> exhibit for the Maple Ridge Museum was created with the help of the Yoshizawa family and the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

New Maple Ridge Museum exhibit explores horrific treatment of Japanese Canadians

This is the 80th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Canadians in World War II

The <em>What Was Taken</em> exhibit for the Maple Ridge Museum was created with the help of the Yoshizawa family and the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
This birthday card was among the correspondence found hidden inside a wall of an old Maple Ridge home. The letters and cards reveal a forbidden love affair. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Musty hidden letters reveal forbidden love affairs

Never knows what can be uncovered in Maple Ridge’s community archives

  • Oct 16, 2022
This birthday card was among the correspondence found hidden inside a wall of an old Maple Ridge home. The letters and cards reveal a forbidden love affair. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Museum Halloween event, Museum After Dark, features spooky treats such as deep-charred rat, free range organic eyeballs, and tongues on sticks. (Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows Museum gets a spooky makeover

The Museum After Dark event takes place on Oct. 23, 26, 27, and 30

Pitt Meadows Museum Halloween event, Museum After Dark, features spooky treats such as deep-charred rat, free range organic eyeballs, and tongues on sticks. (Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)
Museum assistant Keagan Nagy says that the number of take-home craft kits made for Museum Sundays varies, but they rarely run out of craft kits by closing on Sunday. (Pitt Meadows Museum/The News)

Spooky crafts available all month at Pitt Meadows Museum

Each Sunday will feature a different Halloween-themed take-home craft kit

Museum assistant Keagan Nagy says that the number of take-home craft kits made for Museum Sundays varies, but they rarely run out of craft kits by closing on Sunday. (Pitt Meadows Museum/The News)
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

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
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

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)
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

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)
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)