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 will explore 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.