Several of Langley Township’s heritage buildings, including the Sharon chapel of the United Church, will be featured in the Historic Murrayville Bus Tour.

Several of Langley Township’s heritage buildings, including the Sharon chapel of the United Church, will be featured in the Historic Murrayville Bus Tour.

Looking back at Langley’s past

Celebrate Heritage Week in Langley Township by learning about local history

The Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. in Fort Langley is inviting the public to celebrate Heritage Week by walking or riding to get a close-up view of local history.

Participants in Strolling Through Time: Guided Walking Tour of Fort Langley, will join local artist and teacher Emilie Colbourne on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as she presents the local lore and legend of Fort Langley’s historical buildings and businesses.

Dressed in period costume, Colbourne will guide the group on a stroll through selected areas, learning their stories, before finishing up with a visit to the Blacksmith Bakery, which is located on the original site of Reid’s Blacksmith Shop (circa 1910).

This outdoor tour will run rain or shine, so participants should come dressed for the weather.

Registration is required and the program is $15, which includes a coffee and baked goods.

The Historic Murrayville Bus Tour will tour the inside of five buildings and view several other sites in Murrayville.

The trip will be narrated by Fred Pepin, president of the Langley Heritage Society.

The tour includes private tours of the Montessori School, Milner Church, Dixon House & Barn, the pump house, Murrayville Hall, and a look at many other heritage buildings and sites.

The day-long trip on Tuesday, Feb. 16, will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. and includes lunch at Porter’s Bistro Coffee & Tea House. Registration is required and the program is $30, including lunch.

To register, or for more information about these or any other Langley Centennial Museum programs or events, call 604-532-3536 or visit museum.tol.ca.