Current Exhibits

Contours: The Shape of Our City 
September 8, 2020 to April 24, 2021

Were you made to measure? Dive into the newest exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives and get up close and personal with Chilliwack’s surveying and mapping history. Contours: The Shape of Our City explores the impact maps and the processes associated with mapping had (and continue to have) on our daily lives living on and within S’ólh Téméxw (Our World).

Travelling from the field survey to the chart as the map is being drawn, the exhibition encourages visitors to reflect upon the use of maps as an influential and powerful tool with multiple uses – as a wayfinding device, a way to create and divide communities, share knowledge, and have fun.

The Chilliwack Museum and Archives would like to recognize the following people for their help in the development of the exhibition: Naxaxalhts’i (Sonny McHalsie), Dave Schaepe, Colin Green, Stephen Shurgold, Susan Haworth, Sean Moore, Robert Neels, Christina Reid, Lorisa Williams, Sharel Isabella, and the City of Chilliwack.


Creative in Quarantine
September 25, 2020 to December 23, 2020

“Creative in Quarantine” features imaginative works that the community of Chilliwack created at home during the COVID-19 economic shutdown. With over 100 submissions from community members, this show highligts the creative and innovative Chilliwack community.

The Exhibition opened on September 25, 2020 in conjunction with Culture Days, a national celebration of arts, culture, and heritage. This year’s Culture Days theme, Unexpected Intersections, is meant to encourage creative and outside-the-box thinking to reveal new avenues of discovery, learning, and expression.


Project of Heart
Opening Monday, October 5, 2020

“Project of Heart” is an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada.

The Chilliwack Museum is honoured to host the lightbox canoe, a legacy piece created by SD71 Indigenous Education Service and the Comox Art Gallery, in recognition of Project of Heart. The originating project, created in partnership with Derrick George, Una Ann Moyer, and the BCTF, will be on display concurrently at the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre.

A special thanks goes out to SD71 Indigenous Education Service for sharing this deeply meaningful piece, and to Rick Joe, for his tireless efforts to bring the Project of Heart to our Community.

For more information on Project of Heart please visit http://projectofheart.ca/