Now on is our 2013 exhibit: "May Health, Peace and Contentment be Yours". Through artifacts, video interviews and interpretive panels, the exhibit asks the viewer to reflect on their own personal experiences with healthcare, from birth to death. Artifacts on display include pill bottles, dental equipment, an artificial leg, syringes and even an embalming machine. As our curator Paul says "this exhibit will make you say 'oooo' and 'awww'" as everyone will relate to something within the exhibit.
May Health, Peace and Contentment be Yours is on from March 2013 - June 2014.
T'xwelatse: We Have to Learn to Live Together in a Good Way
"We have to learn together in a good way" is a lesson that rings as true today as it did during the first contact between early European settlers and Aboriginal Peoples. The exhibit, based on the lesson by Stone T’xwelátse: an ancestor of the Stó:lō, encourages visitors to imagine what the meeting of these two world viewpoints resulted in as thousands of newcomers gathered in the Chilliwack area during the 1858 gold rush. Topics explored include: The Chilliwack Story, Gold Rush Gateway, Time Immemorial, Farms and Fences, and Faces of the Past.
(c) Chilliwack Museum and archives 2010. Photography by Jenna Hauck, Chilliwack Progress 2010.