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Spice up your Decor with some Historic Photographs

Posted on: January 17th, 2018 by

The Chilliwack Museum and Archives has an incredible array of historic photographs ranging from turn of the century glass-plate negatives to black and white prints to modern digital photographs.  We collect and preserve historic images from multiple mediums including postcards, slides, film, and canvas.  The majority of the over 500,000 images that we have acquired … Read the full article >>

Pilot Project to take place in the New Year

Posted on: December 20th, 2017 by

If you’ve been to the museum in the last month or so you may have noticed a new face around the office. Lena Yacyshen has joined us as our Classroom in Residence Project Coordinator to help us launch a new education program this spring. Lena is joining us through the Building Careers in Heritage grant … Read the full article >>

Connecting with the Collection: The Hats of Violet Dickinson

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by

When it comes to fashion, the Chilliwack Museum textile collection has some articles of note, from a pair of 1900’s buffalo fur chaps (1988.030.001a-b) to a 1920’s beaded flapper dress (1995.006.007). Garments such as these provide an example of the changing trends in personal adornment over time, and tell a particular story about the history … Read the full article >>

Chilliwack Museum and Archives “Pays it Forward”

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 by

This past year, one of our 60th Anniversary projects was to obtain new, Canadian-made, conservation-grade exhibit cases. We have been thrilled with the results. These cases, installed in late October, will allow us to project and celebrate our rich, Chilliwack-focused artifact collection, for the next generation, at least. Thanks to everyone who made this dream … Read the full article >>

Moustache Moves in Movember

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017 by

In November (Movember), Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, grow out their moustache for 30 days to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues – particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health awareness.  While some individuals rejoice at the opportunity to show off a moustache for 30 days, many young men spend … Read the full article >>