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Interview with Merlin Bunt: Great-Great Grandson of Isaac Kipp Explores Chilliwack’s History

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by

Recently Matthew Francis, Executive Director of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Merlin Bunt. Merlin is a proud member of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society, and was elected to serve on our Board of Directors last year. He is also the researcher and writer behind … Read the full article >>

New Archivist applies history to real life, loves the whitewater

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by

February 15th was the first day on the job for our new Archivist, Tristan Evans. Tristan originally hails from Prince George, B.C., but has lived in California for many years. He brings to Chilliwack unique professional experience in the Archives field, as well as a track-record of applying the study of history to practical situations … Read the full article >>

Looking Forward to 2017

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by

This past year has been jam packed with Education and Engagement projects. We’ve taken the museum out to events like Canada Day and Party in the Park and updated our hands-on Discovery Bins for children. We’ve been working with School District 33 to create local history kits and completed our first kit on Chilliwack’s Chinatowns. … Read the full article >>

Introducing our first Local History Kit – Chilliwack’s Chinatowns!

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 by

I have been working on developing local history resources with an amazing team of SD33 teachers this past year. I am excited to announce that our first kit on Chilliwack’s Chinatowns is now ready for teachers and educators to book! The Local History Kits came about through collaboration between the Chilliwack Museum and Archives and … Read the full article >>

A Century of Remembrance – Piper James C. Richardson VC

Posted on: September 30th, 2016 by

The pipes are coming “home!” – Piper James C. Richardson’s bagpipes, lost a century ago on the battlefield, will be on display during the Centennial Commemoration at the Chilliwack Museum.  On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, the Chilliwack Museum and Archives will host an event to commemorate the centennial of the valorous death in battle at … Read the full article >>