What’s on at the Surrey Museum

Exhibits, events and programs at the Surrey Museum for the week of Sept. 1, 2011.


Two Views

Experience two perspectives of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans during their internment in the 1940s. The reality of forced separation and uprooting of families is portrayed through striking black and white photographs by Ansell Adams and Leonard Frank. Presented by Japanese Canadian National Museum. On display September 13 to October 29.



Tea and Tour

Stroll through the Surrey Museum while experienced guides educate and entertain you! After your tour, relax with tea and treats while listening to nostalgic recordings from the 1920s and ‘30s. Please pre-book at 604-592-6956. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fee $1.50


All That Glitters

Ivan Sayers is the “star” of an entertaining evening of historical costume with a cinematic theme. This show illustrates the well-dressed lives of the wealthiest, most beautiful women in the world as seen on the silver screen. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Wednesday, September 14 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 1 session $10 (16+yrs).


Kids Can Quilt

Make a special gift for friends or family! In this fun class you will learn each step in the creative process to make a “four patch” or “nine patch” quilted pot-holder. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10: a.m. to noon.  4 sessions $52 (8-12yrs)


Thinking Caps Club: Digging for Dinos

Budding paleontologists learn what it takes to hunt dinosaurs, from making fossils to digging up bones, taking casts of footprints, and identifying herbivores and carnivores. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, September 24 from 2:-3:30 p.m. 1 session $6.50 (6-10yrs)


New Faces: Surrey’s Karen and Iraqi Refugees

Karen and Iraqi newcomers to Surrey will share their initial settlement experiences in this evening of film and discussion. Pre-registration recommended at 604-592-6956. Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. 16+yrs, free, donations welcome.


Kids Can Knit and Weave

Boys and girls have fun knitting quick and easy projects, and learn how to weave on a variety of looms. Projects include colourful coasters, bookmarks and small mats. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4 to-6 p.m. 6 sessions $78 (8-12yrs)


Floating Glass Necklace

Using monofilament and glass beads, make a two or three strand necklace that creates the illusion of beads floating around your throat. Supply fee $12. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7: to 9 p.m. 1 session $15 (16+yrs).



Held at Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824–32 Ave, Surrey

Mother Goose & Me

Tots and parents become detectives as you delve into the meanings of nursery rhymes. Join Surrey Museum staff to explore the history and learn the rhymes through crafts, games and touchable antiques. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon OR 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. 1 session $9.75 (3-6yrs)