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History buffs will be calling on Cloverdale

The statue of an Interurban motorman on 176 Street is a must-see on any walking tour of Cloverdale – an excursion awaiting attendees at the B.C. Historical Federation’s conference.  - File
The statue of an Interurban motorman on 176 Street is a must-see on any walking tour of Cloverdale – an excursion awaiting attendees at the B.C. Historical Federation’s conference.
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The historic heart of Surrey will welcome delegates from across the province this June when the B.C. Historical Federation hosts its annual conference in Cloverdale.

The two-day event is being held in partnership with the Surrey Historical Society.

Part of the conference program includes a bus tour to Historic Stewart Farm, Camp Alexandra at Crescent Beach, and a walking tour of Cloverdale.

There will also be a variety of programs of interest to local historians at the June 6 and 7 event, taking place at various local venues.

The Honourable Judith Guichon, B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, will be on hand at the Friday evening reception at the Surrey Museum, where the federation will showcase awards for historical writing. Surrey’s Re-enactors – professional actors who breath life into local history – will perform at the closing banquet.

There will also be a history book fair that’s open to the public on Saturday, June 7 at the Surrey Museum, running from noon to 4 p.m.

The British Columbia Historical Federation dates back to 1922 and is a collective organization of historical associations and museums working to build interest in B.C. history through research, presentation, promotion and advocacy.

Registration is open to anyone with an interest in history. For details visit www.bchistory.ca/conferences/2014/index.html.



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