This past year has been jam packed with Education and Engagement projects. We’ve taken the museum out to events like Canada Day and Party in the Park and updated our hands-on Discovery Bins for children. We’ve been working with School District 33 to create local history kits and completed our first kit on Chilliwack’s Chinatowns. We’ve also updated our school programs to fit with the new BC Curriculum and hosted a number of speakers and events in the museum.
So what’s in store for 2017?
We’re working on developing a new Archives based program for Middle and High School students. This program will focus on introducing students to the archives and how to access and interpret primary sources.
Continuing to work on local history kits with the school district, we are currently focusing on developing resources on the floods of both 1894 and 1948 in the Fraser Valley.
This past fall we’ve been working with a group of Grade 6 students on an education project based on our current exhibit Photography from Obscura to App. Starting on February 9th we will be exhibiting students’ photographs at the museum. These will be on display until June 11th when Photography from Obscura to App closes.
As the host organization for the BC Historical Federation conference in May we are helping to plan a series of interesting workshops, field trips and lectures that will highlight our city and its diverse history.
As the year progresses we’ll be looking to continue scheduling events and activities for all ages. Don’t forget to check our Events Calendar or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to find out what’s happening at the museum!
See you in 2017!