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Change and Transformation at the Chilliwack Museum & Archives

Posted on: March 27th, 2019 by Shawna

Change and Transformation are two words that many people cringe when they hear, but really they are terms to celebrate! As our world evolves, so to must museums. History organizations across the globe are experiencing major change as they seek to remain relevant to today’s audiences. History is not only about the past; it is … Read the full article >>

Conferences Make a Difference

Posted on: March 22nd, 2019 by Tristan Evans

We all know the conference stereotype.  You sit through a boring lecture pretending to listen while you patiently wait to cash in those conference drinks at the hotel bar.  To be fair, most of us have been to such a conference wondering if this was really the best use of our time.  We forgive these … Read the full article >>

Surviving the Great Snow Storm

Posted on: February 16th, 2019 by Tristan Evans

Perhaps you noticed that the Museum was closed this past Tuesday and Wednesday while Chilliwackians hunkered down during our most recent snow storm.  If you have friends and family from nearly anywhere else in Canada, you’ve probably already heard every joke there is about how badly we handle snow in the Fraser Valley.  Rest assured, … Read the full article >>

New Books in the Gift Shop!

Posted on: February 7th, 2019 by Yvonne Contreras

Driving through the Sumas flats over the years I often wondered at the broad expanse of land between Abbotsford and Chilliwack, so open and different from the surrounding wooded mountains. Lush agricultural land filled with farms and dike systems; it always provides a beautiful vista. It was only recently that I realized that Sumas Lake … Read the full article >>

A Message From Your Interim Executive Director – Ron Denman

Posted on: January 26th, 2019 by Tristan Evans

In late July, I received a phone call from past president Fred Feistmann informing me that Executive Director Matthew Francis had resigned for personal reasons. An interim director was needed. I agreed to fill the role until a permanent Executive Director was found. I had thought I was firmly ensconced in retirement though. This past … Read the full article >>