Museum

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

 

Museum in the Park starts July 10. (The News files)

Outdoor museum a first for Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Museum welcoming people in Jim Hadgkiss Park this summer

 

Maple Ridge Cemetery. (The News/files)
Maple Ridge Cemetery. (The News/files)
This building which was originally built as a Buddhist Temple in the 1930s. (Special to The News)

Japanese community was strong in early Maple Ridge

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada

This building which was originally built as a Buddhist Temple in the 1930s. (Special to The News)
A photo of Telosky Stadium from the Maple Ridge Museum and Archives. (Special to The News)

Telosky Stadium opened in Haney on this day in 1950

Maple Ridge Museum and Archives marks special day in local sporting history

A photo of Telosky Stadium from the Maple Ridge Museum and Archives. (Special to The News)
The Pitt Meadows Museum Society had to cancel this years Heritage Reunion Tea because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The News files)
The Pitt Meadows Museum Society had to cancel this years Heritage Reunion Tea because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The News files)
This log cabin was built in the early 1900’s. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

Hundred-year-old log cabin in Maple Ridge torn down

Museum happy property owners contacted city so they could document building

This log cabin was built in the early 1900’s. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
When were the iconic Maple Ridge Christmas bells first hung in the city? This could be one of the questions for the first-ever trivia night hosted by the Maple Ridge Museum. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Museum hosts trivia night for Heritage Week

Heritage Week takes place from Feb. 15-21

When were the iconic Maple Ridge Christmas bells first hung in the city? This could be one of the questions for the first-ever trivia night hosted by the Maple Ridge Museum. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
Griffith Jones was on the roof, his daughter Joan (below) outside the family home on a winter’s day in 1939. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Sharing memories of winters past

Highlights from memoir of Joan Jones feature some vivid detail of Christmases and winter in Haney

  • Dec 12, 2020
Griffith Jones was on the roof, his daughter Joan (below) outside the family home on a winter’s day in 1939. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
A scan of WWI vet R.F.C. Thomson’s official letter of resignation from Pitt Meadows City Council in September of 1915. (Pitt Meadows Museum - Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows First World War vet resigned from city council to fight

Local museum unearthed RFC Thomson’s resignation letter after city donated wealth of old docs

A scan of WWI vet R.F.C. Thomson’s official letter of resignation from Pitt Meadows City Council in September of 1915. (Pitt Meadows Museum - Special to The News)
Val Patenaude, director of the Maple Ridge Museum & Community Archives, will be retiring on Oct. 31. (The News files)
Val Patenaude, director of the Maple Ridge Museum & Community Archives, will be retiring on Oct. 31. (The News files)
The Pitt Meadows Museum will feature new exhibitions and virtual activities. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Pitt Meadows Museum reopening to the public

Museum has been closed since Mar. 17 due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Aug 13, 2020
The Pitt Meadows Museum will feature new exhibitions and virtual activities. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Bill Archibald (circa 1975) was in his happy place when he was on a horse on a trail in the back country – especially in Maple Ridge. ( Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)

LOOKING BACK: Maple Ridge bids adieu to its Trail Boss

Recounting many of Bill Archibald’s accomplishments through his vast paper trail

  • Mar 3, 2020
Bill Archibald (circa 1975) was in his happy place when he was on a horse on a trail in the back country – especially in Maple Ridge. ( Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)