Museum

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

 

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

 

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)
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)