This past weekend we were at Cultus Lake for our first summer outreach event. We had a great time sharing information about the museum and archives, chatting about Cultus Lake history with visitors and playing our ‘match the date’ game with historic photographs. Its days like these that remind me how important and meaningful our work is to the community. Hearing phrases like “that was fun!”, seeing our displays spark multi-generational conversations and watching them prompt a group of long-time Cultus residents to reminisce about the past make all the office work in between worth it!
It’s been a busy spring, with hosting the BCHF Conference and our 60th Anniversary celebration this May, but we’re not slowing down for summer!
In addition to heading out to events like Canada Day, Party in the Park and the Garrison Village Festival, we’ll be hosting a number of events and activities here in the museum.
Author Shelley O’Callaghan will be here on June 22nd for a talk on her book How Deep is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake. We’re also opening a new exhibit Gold Mountain Dream on June 29th which we are in the midst of installing as I type!
For July and August we’re hosting Family Drop-in Activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays focusing on a different theme and activity each week. From July 3-14 we’ll be building a miniature cardboard Five Corners in the Chambers Gallery. Young and old alike are invited to come add your own buildings, cars, trees etc. to the landscape throughout the two weeks!
On July 15th, storyteller Shayna Jones will be joining us for a morning performance for families and we’ll be offering a special puppet making workshop after the performance.
We’re always working hard to share our resources with the community and to make Chilliwack’s diverse story accessible to all ages. We hope to see you over the summer either at the museum or around town at community events!