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My Family Tree

Posted on: February 12th, 2020 by Tristan Evans

My Family Tree by Cari Moore – Coordinator of Volunteers As we prepare for our Family Day event “You me and the Family Tree” I have been reflecting on what my family tree looks like. On one side of my “tree” I am a 3rd generation born Canadian. Very proud of the fact that my … Read the full article >>

49.157940 N -121.951469 W : Navigating history through geography

Posted on: January 21st, 2020 by Anna Irwin

Written by: Laureen Benton, Archives Technician I love geocaching! Geo-what? I started geocaching about 17 years ago using an older handheld Global Position System (GPS) device, long before the ease of smart phones.  I was at a heavily wooded park in Washington State, searching for a random box or container holding some unknown objects.  It … Read the full article >>

The Stockings Were Hung

Posted on: November 28th, 2019 by Tristan Evans

Written by Cari Moore – Coordinator of Volunteers and Administration When I was a little girl – our favorite thing to do on Christmas morning was to open our stockings. They were the only things we could open before my parents were up. Getting up before them was very rare as my mother was always … Read the full article >>

Victorian Traditions at the Chilliwack Museum

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by Sarah Belley

By Sarah Belley, Education and Engagement Coordinator While the custom to “deck the halls with boughs of holly” far predate the Victorian Era (1837-1901), the Victorians were quite influential in the revival of the Christmas holiday and many of its traditions. Arguably the most popular Christmas story of all time is “A Christmas Carol”, which … Read the full article >>

Volunteer Spotlight – Aleeta Sepass

Posted on: October 23rd, 2019 by Tristan Evans

My favourite blog to write is the Volunteer Spotlight blog.  During Volunteer Spotlight we highlight one volunteer so that you, the reader, can get a sneak peak into all the wonderful volunteers we have at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.  Today we are going to look at the one and only, volunteer extraordinaire, Aleeta Sepass.  … Read the full article >>