What’s up! At the Surrey Museum in September

Public programs and exhibits at the Surrey Museum, Surrey Archives and Historic Stewart Farm in September.

Surrey pioneer Dr. Fredrick Sinclair (Surrey Re-Enactor Doug Cameron) shows purple-dyed milk that was used to pinpoint contaminated dairy products on a Surrey farm.

Surrey pioneer Dr. Fredrick Sinclair (Surrey Re-Enactor Doug Cameron) shows purple-dyed milk that was used to pinpoint contaminated dairy products on a Surrey farm.

Surrey Museum

Unique artifacts, images and interactive displays in a stunning and modern space that highlights Surrey’s history. 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: 10:00am-5:00pm. Admission sponsored by Friends Society.  www.surrey.ca/heritage  Twitter: @ASurreyMuseum



Every River Tells A Story

People from past and present reflect on how Surrey’s rivers have shaped our identity. Personal stories explore the winding paths of Surrey’s rivers; not just through our physical landscape, but also our social and economic landscapes. On display September 23 to December 20



Heritage School Programs for Homeschoolers

Our curriculum-based programs are specially tailored for homeschool families Gr 1-7, and include hands-on activities and ideas for extending learning back in the homeschool setting. Info at www.surrey.ca/heritage or call 604-592-6956.


Make Believe Birthday Parties

Invite your friends then choose one of our fun themes: Trains, Pirates, Ancient Egypt, Greek Mythology, or Medieval Europe. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Saturdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm, $13.75 per child, birthday child is free.


Textile Tours

Discover the Museum’s unique Textile Studio and Hooser Textile Library with knowledgeable textile volunteers. See demonstrations of spinning and weaving, learn more about the Museum’s rare Jacquard loom, and explore the Honey Hooser collection of textile samples, equipment and books. Must pre-book. Details at 604-592-6956.


Kids Can Quilt

Kids Learn the steps to make a “four patch” or “nine patch” quilted pot-holder or small tote bag. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, September 20, 10:00am-12noon, 4 sessions $57.50 (8-12yrs).


Discovery Saturday: BC’s True Stories

Interact with costumed re-enactors, including Surrey’s own Re-enactors troupe, as they bring to life stories of early settlement in British Columbia. Make a pioneer craft and do a scavenger hunt in the Museum’s exhibit gallery. Saturday, September 20, 1:00pm-4:00pm, All ages, by donation.


Pre-Teen Fibre Arts

Try your hand at spinning, weaving and knitting with fibres like alpaca and chenille. Handle real fibre arts tools and equipment from the past as you learn the story of fabric creation. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Thursday, September 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm, 6 sessions $86.25 (8-12yrs).


Underwater Palace

Tots learn about local animals and fish that live in BC’s rivers and oceans as they make a mermaid’s palace and garden to take home. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Friday, September 26, 10:30am-12noon,  1 session $10.75 (3-5yrs).


School Bus Science: Dino Flyers

Tots learn about extinct birds with sharp teeth! Explore the evolution of flight and dino-birds through feathery crafts and fun games. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, September 27, 10:30am-12noon,  1 session $10.75 (3-5yrs).




13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

Info 604-592-6956



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



Dig This!

Dig down to the roots of gardening as we explore early practices that are influencing and informing the gardens of today and tomorrow. Garden inspired art and archival artifacts tell the stories behind the growing business of backyard gardening. On display September 20 to November 1. Open Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays, 12noon-4:00pm and other days by appointment.



Heritage School Programs for Preschoolers

Bring your preschool class or daycare for a farm field trip with one of our most popular curriculum-based school programs specially tailored for little learners aged 3-5 years. Included are activities to extend learning back in the preschool setting. Info at www.surrey.ca/heritage or call 604-592-6956.


Scottish Afternoon Tea

Enjoy an old-fashioned Scottish tea with baked treats then explore the charming 1890s farmhouse and grounds with a costumed guide. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956.

Fridays, September-November, 1:00pm-2:30pm, 1 session $10.75 (16yrs+).


Birthday Parties

Party like a pioneer! Celebrate your child’s special day the way kids might have done 100 years ago. A costumed guide will lead partiers in traditional games and a craft to take home. You supply the cake, and let the kids make the ice-cream! Choose from several themes. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Saturdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm, $13.75/child (birthday child is free).


Olde Harvest Fair

Celebrate the harvest season at the Farm! Enjoy live entertainment, shop from local food and artisan vendors, and participate in harvest-themed games and competitions. Saturday, September 20, 12noon-3:00pm,  All ages, by donation.


Herbal Wonders

Explore the world of herbal remedies from the outrageous to the scientific. Learn how people through the ages have used plants to heal and create and how to start your own indoor herb garden. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Saturday, September 27, 10:00am-11:30am, 1 session $10.75 (16yrs+).




17671 – 56 Avenue

Info 604-502-6459



Roy Houghton’s Surrey

Surrey of the 1950s and ‘60s comes alive as we look at the striking black and white photographs of North Surrey photographer Roy Houghton. Must pre-register at 604-502-6459. Saturday, September 13, 11:00am-12noon, 1 session $10 (16yrs+).

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