What’s up at the Surrey Museum and Historic Stewart Farm

Explore A Queen and Her Country, kids learn to sew, meet the 'real' Easter bunny and more.

Surrey Museum – Interactive displays, unique artifacts, and graphic images tell the stories of Surrey’s growth as a city.Attractive space for programs, changing feature exhibits, Hooser Textile Centre. 17710-56A Avenue, Surrey, B.C.  604-592-6956.  Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Admission sponsored by Friends Society. www.surrey.ca/heritage  Twitter: @ASurreyMuseum

EXHIBITIONS

A Queen and Her Country – You might dream of being queen (or king) for a day, but Queen Elizabeth II has been the British monarch and Canada’s Head of State for 60 years! This feature exhibit recalls Her Majesty’s many visits to our country through commemorative items, historical images, and a quiz on royal protocol. From the Canadian Museum of History. On display February 21 to May 16

 

PROGRAMS

Make Believe Birthday Parties

Book a one-of-a-kind birthday party at the Surrey Museum. Kids will explore the make-believe world of Pirates, Ancient Egypt, or Castles and Queens. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., $13.75 per child, birthday child is free

 

Kids Can Knit: Intermediate

Kids take knits and purls to the next level as they stitch cool wristbands, funky bags, headbands and other fun projects. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Wednesday, April 1         4:00pm-5:30pm        5 sessions $54 (8-12yrs)

 

Kids Can Sew: Machine Techniques

Let our sewing whiz teach your child how to sew safely and creatively. Kids will become masters of the machine as they stitch a carry bag, purse, or doll. Supply fee $10. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Thursday, April 2              4:00pm-6:00pm        5 sessions $40.50 (8-14yrs)

 

Curious Tykes: Easter Puppet Theatre

Decorate a small Easter-themed puppet theatre and stick puppets to take home. Then watch puppets in action with a wacky play by Museum staff! Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Thursday, April 2              10:30am-12noon      1 session $10.75 (3-5yrs)

 

Easter Fair

Meet Easter cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and of course, bunnies, as you visit with local animal rescue organizations. Hop around the Museum galleries on an Easter egg scavenger hunt, and spring into crafts and games.

Saturday, April 4               1:00pm-4:00pm        All ages, by donation

 

Tiaras, Trains and Ermine Tails

Love Kate Middleton’s fashion sense? Or is Marie Antoinette more your slice of cake? Fashion historian Ivan Sayers illustrates royal women’s influence on style with slides and real garments worn by dignitaries when meeting royals. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Thursday, April 9              7:00pm-8:30pm        1 session $10 (16yrs+)

 

Fun With Fibre

Become a fibre artist as you dye yarn neon colours with Kool Aid, weave on a real loom and make your own felt. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Tuesday, April 14              4:00pm-5:30pm        3 sessions $32.25 (6-8yrs)

 

Discovery Saturday: Firehall Tales

Take a family photo in our 1972 Surrey fire truck, take part in fire fighter crafts and games, and join Surrey pioneer fire fighters for tales of early fire hall life and historic blazes.

Saturday, April 18             1:00pm-4:00pm        All ages, by donation

 

Royal Social

Hear ye, hear ye! Princes and princesses are invited to make a crown fit for a king or queen, take home lovely white gloves, decorate a spring bonnet and enjoy a snack. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, April 25             10:30am-12noon      1 session $10.75 (6-9yrs)

 

Science Club: Greek Astronomy

From Ptolemy to Pythagoras, the Greeks knew a thing or two about starry skies. Young astronomers will collect a badge and explore constellations and planets like the Ancient Greeks did. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, April 25             2:00pm-3:30pm        1 session $10.75 (7-10yrs)

 

HISTORIC STEWART FARM

Tour the charming restored 1894 farmhouse, pole barn and heritage gardens, try old-fashioned crafts, take part in a program or special event, and imagine pioneer life at the turn of the 19th century. 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey. 604-592-6956. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday, 12noon-4pm. Entrance by donation. www.surrey.ca/heritage  Twitter: @StewartFarm1

 

PROGRAMS

Scottish Afternoon Tea

Enjoy delectable farm-baked scones and Scottish shortbread served with a pot of tea and a little Stewart family history. Then explore the charming 1894 farmhouse and grounds with a costumed guide. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956.

Fridays in March               1:00pm–2:30pm           1 session $10.75 (16yrs+)

 

Old-Fashioned Birthday Parties

Party like a pioneer! Celebrate your child’s special day the way kids might have done 100 years ago. An instructor will lead partiers in traditional games and a craft to take home. You supply the cake, and let the kids make the ice-cream! Must pre-book at 604-592-6956.

Saturdays                            1:00pm-3:00pm            $13.75/child (birthday child is free)

 

Very Victorian Easter

Experience an old-fashioned Easter celebration with egg dyeing, games, and crafts. Then hop to it with an egg hunt on the historic Farm grounds. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, April 4               1:00pm–2:30pm                 1 session $10.75 (4-8yrs)

 

Seedy Saturday

Get your green thumb ready as you shop for heritage seeds, plants, fruit trees and garden supplies. Meet local specialty growers and suppliers and bring your gardening dilemmas to be solved by our experts.

Saturday, April 11             11:00am-3:00pm                All ages, by donation

 

Farm Tykes: Telling Time

Spend an hour with Mother Goose and friends learning how to tell time through rhymes, crafts, and games. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, April 18             2:00pm-3:00pm                  1 session $5 (3-5yrs)

 

Environmental Extravaganza

Seed Saving Basics

Join us as we share our seed saving experience and knowledge. Discover where open-pollinated heirloom seeds come from and how to pick, dry, store, and save them to plant next season. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, April 25             11:00am-12noon                1 session Free (16yrs+)

 

 

At Surrey Archives

17671 – 56 Avenue

Info 604-502-6459

www.surrey.ca/heritage

 

Lecture: The Sixties in Surrey

Surrey of the Sixties had it all: developing transportation routes, sprouting malls, and a new municipal hall. Not to mention growing pains from an escalating population. Lose yourself in this decade’s groovy beat through newly digitized images.  Must pre-register at 604-502-6459.

Saturday, April 11             11:00am-12noon                1 session $10 (16+yrs