Museum

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)
An installation by Erica Grimm and Tracie Stewart uses cedar roots and willow branches suspended from the ceiling to draw a river through the gallery space at Langley Centennial Museum. (Township of Langley)

River exhibit combines art and research in Langley

Museum hosts collaborative Upstream/Downriver project

  • Oct 30, 2021
An installation by Erica Grimm and Tracie Stewart uses cedar roots and willow branches suspended from the ceiling to draw a river through the gallery space at Langley Centennial Museum. (Township of Langley)
Joel Libin’s pieces are currently on display at Langley Centennial Museum through the foyer art program. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley artists offered platform to exhibit works

A space in the foyer of Langley Centennial Museum used to showcase creative works by local artists

Joel Libin’s pieces are currently on display at Langley Centennial Museum through the foyer art program. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Alder Grove Heritage Society has a treasure trove of pictures that organizers need help identifying. Do you know who's in these pictures? If so, please email: learn@aldergroveheritage.ca. (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove putting names to smiles

Heritage society asks for help to ID many unnamed faces

  • Aug 24, 2021
Alder Grove Heritage Society has a treasure trove of pictures that organizers need help identifying. Do you know who's in these pictures? If so, please email: learn@aldergroveheritage.ca. (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to The Star)
This antique aircraft has an unusual connection to the original Star Wars film, and Aldergrove resident Robert Gillcash, a volunteer who conducts tours of the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, will explain if you visit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
This antique aircraft has an unusual connection to the original Star Wars film, and Aldergrove resident Robert Gillcash, a volunteer who conducts tours of the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, will explain if you visit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
D-day pilot Jack Logan celebrated his 100th birthday at the Langley Museum of Flight, which put its SE5A replace into the air for a fly-past. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: D-Day pilot’s 100th birthday is celebrated with a fly-past at Langley museum

Jack Logan started his career flying in a biplane trainer and ended as captain of a jumbo jet

D-day pilot Jack Logan celebrated his 100th birthday at the Langley Museum of Flight, which put its SE5A replace into the air for a fly-past. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Alder Grove Heritage Society in located inside the Telephone Museum. (Aldergrove Star files)

Alder Grove Heritage Society readies for reopening

Tami Quiring talked about the importance of local history on BC Museum Portraits Project

Alder Grove Heritage Society in located inside the Telephone Museum. (Aldergrove Star files)
Pilots from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley were unable to take part in the actual Vimy Ridge centennial tribute in France in 2017, and similarly they were grounded today – the 103rd anniversary of the battle. This time due to weather conditions. (Canadian Museum of Flight/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vimy Ridge flyby tribute just not in the cards?

This time, for a different reason, Canadian Museum of Flight pilots couldn’t take to the air – again

Pilots from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley were unable to take part in the actual Vimy Ridge centennial tribute in France in 2017, and similarly they were grounded today – the 103rd anniversary of the battle. This time due to weather conditions. (Canadian Museum of Flight/Special to Langley Advance Times)
(Black Press Media files)

Artistic sustainability challenge returns to Langley

Langley Centennial Museum and Langley Arts Council partners to offer juried upcycling art exhibit

(Black Press Media files)
Six-year-old Harmony Kim from Willoughby demonstrated her own form of flying during her family visit to the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley airport on Sunday, Feb. 14 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Six-year-old Harmony Kim from Willoughby demonstrated her own form of flying during her family visit to the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley airport on Sunday, Feb. 14 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley museum gets $75,000 grant for printmaking studio

The funding is to go towards improving facilities

Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)
The B.C. Farm Museum honoured Langley’s Ann Blaauw at a small ceremony on Monday, Nov. 2. Blaauw recently donated $250,000 to the volunteer-run museum. (Mike Prangnell/B.C. Farm Museum)

Langley’s farm museum welcomes generous donation

Volunteer-run B.C. Farm Museum recognizes two local supporters

The B.C. Farm Museum honoured Langley’s Ann Blaauw at a small ceremony on Monday, Nov. 2. Blaauw recently donated $250,000 to the volunteer-run museum. (Mike Prangnell/B.C. Farm Museum)
Someone vandalized the Telephone Museum and Archives in Aldergrove. (Tami Quiring/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Alder Grove Heritage Society vandalized with bright pink graffiti

Tami Quiring, president of the society, said its the second incident involving that writing style

Someone vandalized the Telephone Museum and Archives in Aldergrove. (Tami Quiring/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Langley Centennial Museum’s latest exhibition, “Roaring! Langley in the 1920s” can currently be visited virtually (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Centennial Museum’s latest exhibition, “Roaring! Langley in the 1920s” can currently be visited virtually (Special to Langley Advance Times)