Museum

Walnut Grove resident Garett Hardie, with granddaughter Shaelynn, 2 1/2, were among 740 kids and adults attending a free afternoon with Santa at the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley Regional Airport on Sunday,Nov. 28. . (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

740 turn out for Santa visit to Canadian Museum of Flight

It was free, but visitors still donated $700

 

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for new floatplane exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to floatplanes during the 1950s

 

The Canadian Museum of Flight invites the public to a family-oriented Christmas event Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (canadianflight.org)

Santa swoops in for visit to Langley’s flight museum

Christmas event is one of the museum’s free events during the year that remove financial barriers

 

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum

‘War hero of the family’: Canadian War Museum acquires 3 more Victoria Crosses

Museum now has 36 of the 73 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians in the First World War

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum
An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Museums Association recommends 10 ways to decolonize heritage sector

Report presents ways to give Indigenous Peoples authority over how they are represented

An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Princess Margaret helped open Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. back in 1958. The museum will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 30, in preparation for its move across the street to new Salishan Place by the River currently under construction. (Langley Centennial Museum archives/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Centennial Museum closes on Friday

It’s soon to be replaced by larger and more modern space in the Salishan Place by the River

Princess Margaret helped open Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. back in 1958. The museum will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 30, in preparation for its move across the street to new Salishan Place by the River currently under construction. (Langley Centennial Museum archives/Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Traditional kayaking museum debuts in The Wreckage of B.C.’s wild West Coast

Manke at the Wreckage celebrating the building and use of traditional kayaks in Ucluelet

James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Emmett Fisher, eight, tried out a 120-year-old rope-making machine with the aid of B.C. Farm Museum volunteers Syd Pickerell (left) and Harry Van Genderen (right) at the Langley City Timms Community Centre in 2019. Hands-on activities such as this are back on at the museum for B.C. Day 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hands-on heritage activities a way to celebrate B.C. Day

BC Farm Museum open for provincial holiday Monday, Aug. 1

Emmett Fisher, eight, tried out a 120-year-old rope-making machine with the aid of B.C. Farm Museum volunteers Syd Pickerell (left) and Harry Van Genderen (right) at the Langley City Timms Community Centre in 2019. Hands-on activities such as this are back on at the museum for B.C. Day 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
Canadian Museum of Flight president Bruce Friesen and his team will be unveiling a new display called “Aviation and the Crown – A Flight through Time.” (Langley Advance Times files)

Museum marks Queen’s milestone on Canada Day

There is a ceremony planned to commemorate Queen Elizabeth

Canadian Museum of Flight president Bruce Friesen and his team will be unveiling a new display called “Aviation and the Crown – A Flight through Time.” (Langley Advance Times files)
Syd Pickerell is the vice president of B.C. Farm Museum (Langley Advance Times files)
Syd Pickerell is the vice president of B.C. Farm Museum (Langley Advance Times files)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Each piece on display at Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices at Langley Centennial Museum was developed with at least 75 per cent green or repurposed materials. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Green Art show winners used sustainable, recycled materials

Winners were announced at the closing of the exhibition at the Langley Centennial Museum

  • Jun 14, 2022
Each piece on display at Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices at Langley Centennial Museum was developed with at least 75 per cent green or repurposed materials. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Alder Grove Heritage Society president Tami Quiring was grateful for the donations received from her birthday fundraiser. (Black Press Media Files)

Aldergrove birthday fundraiser exceeds goal – significantly

Heritage society president’s social media post generates sizable donation for museum

  • Jun 14, 2022
Alder Grove Heritage Society president Tami Quiring was grateful for the donations received from her birthday fundraiser. (Black Press Media Files)
The walls of Salishan Place by the River started to go up in January. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township seeks feedback on exhibits, galleries for Salishan Place

New museum and cultural centre is expected to open next year

  • Jun 7, 2022
The walls of Salishan Place by the River started to go up in January. (Langley Advance Times files)
An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)

Police say man smashes ancient museum artifacts worth millions in Dallas

A 6th century B.C. Greek amphora and a Greek pot dating to 450 B.C. were among the items destroyed

An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aldergrove Community Secondary School students Jacky Guyho (left) and Iris Okazaki were sorting through historic artifacts in the attic of the Alder Grove Heritage Society museum at 3190 271 St. on Sunday, March 13. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Community Secondary School students Jacky Guyho (left) and Iris Okazaki were sorting through historic artifacts in the attic of the Alder Grove Heritage Society museum at 3190 271 St. on Sunday, March 13. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Workers on site at the Salishan Place Centre under construction in Fort Langley. Construction is expected to largely conclude by the end of this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Salishan Place taking shape in Fort Langley

New cultural centre and museum will see construction wrap up this year

Workers on site at the Salishan Place Centre under construction in Fort Langley. Construction is expected to largely conclude by the end of this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria museum puts call out for maritime stories from B.C.’s LGBTQ2S+ community

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at the Maritime Museum in May

Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Blair family members Sonya Klemm, John Blair, Anne Blair, Doug Blair, and Alan Gregson attended the donation presentation Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Blair family adds $10,000 donation to Langley’s farm museum coffers

Help Load the Wagon campaign raising money to expand Fort Langley facility

  • Nov 8, 2021
Blair family members Sonya Klemm, John Blair, Anne Blair, Doug Blair, and Alan Gregson attended the donation presentation Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)