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Make It, Mend It: Tools of the Shoe Repair Trade

Posted on: October 18th, 2018 by Anna Irwin

The idea of repairing something can oftentimes take a backseat to purchasing a new item. Stores lined with new, shiny gadgets and niceties designed to make our lives easier often win out over rolling up our sleeves and fixing what we already own. These Boots Were Made For Walking?   Buying new items when a problem … Read the full article >>

Time Travelling Taste Buds

Posted on: October 11th, 2018 by Sarah Belley

In my ongoing exploration of the area’s history, I find myself often comparing how our experience parallels that of those who’ve come before. How are our traditions alike or how are they different? How can we engage in that history, and experience life in similar ways? In our last blog post our archivist, Tristan Evans, … Read the full article >>

Fresh Produce and Homemade Relish

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Tristan Evans

One of my favourite features of Chilliwack is the large variety of produce stands in this city.  Whether you prefer large produce shops where you can buy all your fruits and vegetables such as Hofstede’s, Garrison Gourmet Greens, and Produce Gone Wild or you prefer seasonal drive-thru fruit stands, Chilliwack has them all.   With … Read the full article >>

The Chilliwack Progress: Heart of Our Community

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by Tristan Evans

Guest blog by Archives Assistant: Laurie Benton Have you seen the For Sale sign at the Progress’ Spadina Avenue office of late? Will it be redeveloped or remain as commercial property? How will it impact the downtown core and commercial presence in the neighbourhood? Similar to other notable buildings going on the market around town, … Read the full article >>

Bridging History – Connecting the Public with the Past

Posted on: September 12th, 2018 by Tristan Evans

When done correctly, interpretive signage has the ability to be a great public history tool.  If done incorrectly, interpretive signage may not only be offensive, it can misinform the pubic on the history of an event, location, or historic site.  Careful consideration on what an individual or organization chooses to portray or omit on an … Read the full article >>