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Posted on: May 8th, 2019 by Shawna

May 8, 2019 Chilliwack Museum & Archives to Host Opening Reception for Latest Exhibition Chilliwack, BC – The Chilliwack Museum & Archives will be unveiling its latest exhibition Five Faces, Five Corners: The Social Experience of Chilliwack’s Downtown at an Opening Reception on May 16, 2019 at 7:00pm. “This exhibition explores the evolving social landscape … Read the full article >>

Volunteer Spotlight – Lawrie Edwards

Posted on: April 26th, 2019 by Tristan Evans

Have you ever wondered how one archivist, one curator, and one archives technician have managed to describe and make available online 3,884 archival records, 1,169 library records, 9,880 object descriptions, and digitize 14,781 photographs all while doing the rest of the work keeping the Museum and Archives running?  The answer is simple really, we haven’t.  … Read the full article >>

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 >>