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New exhibition focused on Sq’éwlets First Nation now open

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by

It’s been a busy month at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives! This week, we opened our latest exhibition, Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley. To bring you this exhibition, the Museum partnered with the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre in collaboration with the Sq’éwlets First Nation. What it’s all about The ancient home of the … Read the full article >>

Eddy-Out and Ferry through Some Local History

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by

Sometimes it is the historical tangents that prove to be the best stories.  While looking up landings and ferries near Chilliwack I came across this brief news clipping from 1936: “The Rosedale-Agassiz ferry, J. T. Henley, captain, which suffered a breakdown Monday noon, had repairs effected in time for it to resume regular schedule Wednesday” … Read the full article >>

Learning with Primary Sources

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by

“[The students] loved that the museum came to them,” commented a teacher who recently rented our newest local history kit, Community of Villages, which contains primary source reproductions from our archives. “Being in my class, instead of in the museum, they felt more freedom to ask questions and to interact with the materials provided.” Over the … Read the full article >>

Connecting with the Collection: Cats in 3-D

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by

The stereoscopic card was a popular form of household entertainment in the late 19th century. Developed soon after the advent of photography, stereoscopic cards provided the illusion of 3-D imagery. These cards were easily reproducible and fairly inexpensive for individual households to purchase, and consequently enjoyed a worldwide market. I recently reviewed the Museum’s collection … Read the full article >>

The Case for Cases

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 by

Early in 1958, just after our organization was established – the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society  President, Oliver Wells, did what all good Museum leaders do at some point: he sent out a fundraising letter. SPOILER ALERT! That’s what this blog post is really about too.  But why don’t we have some good ole’ historical fun … Read the full article >>