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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 >>

A Historic Night’s Sleep

Posted on: January 23rd, 2019 by Tristan Evans

On New Year’s Day,  the Chilliwack Progress predicted, “the year 1908 holds out great prospects for this little Valley… The expectations for this incoming year are great, the prospects greater, and the realizations will be the greatest of any.”  For new immigrants and re-settlers to the area, 1908 was a pivotal year marked with major … Read the full article >>

Coming Soon: Chilliwack’s Chinatowns: A Story of Diversity, Racism and Arson – New Online Exhibition

Posted on: January 9th, 2019 by Anna Irwin

Despite announcing an extension to our Mountaineers: Community Experience in Chilliwack’s Mountains exhibition, it’s been a non-stop flurry of activity at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives for our exhibition development team. On January 15th, the Chilliwack Museum and Archives will be launching our latest online exhibition, Chilliwack’s Chinatowns: A Story of Diversity, Racism and Arson. … Read the full article >>