Despite it being a rainy night in Chilliwack, on Friday February 19th the Chambers Gallery here at the Museum was filled with a capacity crowd – excited to hear Donald Luxton’s Heritage Week presentation, “Thomas Hooper, Architect.”
Hooper is best known here as the architect responsible for designing and building the 1912 Chilliwack City Hall (a designated National Historic Site of Canada), which now houses our Museum.
Vancouver-based heritage consultant and architectural historian Donald Luxton has spent more than thirty years researching Hooper’s life and work, who in the early 20th century ran the largest and most successful architectural practice in western Canada.
We were honoured to welcome Don back to the Chilliwack Museum and Archives for this enjoyable and educational evening, connecting people with Chilliwack’s history.
If you missed the presentation, you can check out an audio recording of it, accompanied by some images, on our YouTube site.