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Surrey Museum, Archives open on Remembrance Day

Join Robert Mackay, author of Soldier of the Horse, on Remembrance Day at the Surrey Museum, where he’ll reveal Surrey’s connections to the Canadian cavalry during the First World War.  - Boaz Joseph / Black Press
Join Robert Mackay, author of Soldier of the Horse, on Remembrance Day at the Surrey Museum, where he’ll reveal Surrey’s connections to the Canadian cavalry during the First World War.
— image credit: Boaz Joseph / Black Press

Surrey residents are invited to bring their families to the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph at Surrey Museum Plaza, then come in from the cold to the museum or archives after the ceremony is over.

The Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives will be open on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the annual Surrey Remembers event.

The Surrey Museum will have warm refreshments, films, peaceful crafts for kids such as tissue paper poppies and thankful tree artwork to commemorate the day. Write thank you notes on post cards that will be delivered to Lower Mainland veterans and their families.

View Second World War documentary videos in the museum’s theatre, take in Remembrance Day projects from a Grade 2 class from Cloverdale Traditional School, or watch demonstrations of weaving and spinning in the textile studio. See the heritage loom used to rehabilitate veterans and try your hand at weaving.

The Cloverdale Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 is also setting up a display in the museum on Remembrance Day.

From noon to 1 p.m., join author Robert Mackay in the theatre for Soldier of the Horse, and learn about Surrey’s connections to the Canadian cavalry in World War One, and the importance of horses during the war. The lecture is by donation and is suitable for all ages.

Across the plaza at the Surrey Archives, warm up with refreshments downstairs, then come up to the reference room to see wartime newspapers, documents, photographs, a slideshow on Surrey’s participation in the world wars, and listen to the veterans oral history collection.

Admission by donation.

The museum is located at 17710 56 A Avenue, next to Surrey Museum Plaza, and the Archives are at 17671 56A Avenue.

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