‘Pioneer profiles’ next up in Surrey Archives’ fall programs

Surrey's pioneers didn't have it easy, as visitors will learn this Saturday at the next session of the Surrey Archives' fall programs.

John Stewart and family on the verandah of their Elgin area home

John Stewart and family on the verandah of their Elgin area home

Archival photos of Surrey’s earliest make it all look so fun – carefree picnics on lawns, farm kids posing with barnyard animals or with impressively large, home grown produce.

Surrey’s pioneers didn’t have it easy, as visitors will learn this Saturday at the next session of the Surrey Archives’ fall programs.

Surrey Pioneer Profiles is an in-depth look at some of Surrey’s pioneer families. It’s presented Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon, at Surrey Archives.

Archives staff will reveal how our Surrey forebears lived, why they came and what legacies they left behind.

Pre-register at 604-592-6956. The cost is $10, and the session is for ages 16 and up.

Next month, the archives presents A Visual History of South Surrey. Travel Surrey’s southern coastline through historic areas like Crescent Beach, Ocean Park, and White Rock.

Discover heritage buildings and changing streetscapes of neighbourhoods like Kensington Prairie, Hazelmere, and places in between.

The Visual History of South Surrey is Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Surrey Archives. It’s $10, for ages 16 and up.

In Their Own Words, presented Saturday, Nov. 9, get a personal introduction to Surrey history through audio clips from the Surrey Archives’ Oral History Collection.

Photographs and maps complement stories and impressions shared by some of Surrey’s long-time residents. The session runs from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 9.

Pre-register at 604-592-6956.

The Surrey Archives is located at 17671 56 Avenue.

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