2022 Spring Active Living Guide


Archives The New Westminster Museum and Archives acquires a variety of records that document the city's history. Our staff ensure these records are preserved so future re- searchers, historians, and anyone interested in the sto- ry of New Westminster and its citizens can access these valuable primary and secondary sources. Book an appointment archives@newwestcity.ca Online records archives.newwestcity.ca/search.aspx Irving House Irving House is the oldest intact house in the Lower Main- land, built in 1865 by riverboat captain William Irving. Beautifully preserved original features such as 1880s wall- paper, late Victorian parlours and unique furnishings. In- cludes 45-minute tour for up to six guests. Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-5:00 pm (April - May) Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm (June) Registration Fee: Free booking.nwmuseumarchives.ca The Samson V Museum Located by the River Market, the 1937 Samson V snag- boat is BC’s last steam-powered sternwheeler. This former

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Located at Anvil Centre, the New Westminster Museum cares for over 36,000 objects that celebrate our city’s sto- ries and history. Taking you on a journey from 10,000 years ago through today, our exhibits focus on the land, people and development of the place we call New Westminster. We aspire to be a fun and entertaining place of learning and use the objects in the Museum’s collection as an entry- point to inquiry, discussion and exploration about the city. Review our safety measures: anvilcentre.com/our- events/were-reopening/ Wednesday - Sunday Registration Fee: Free booking.nwmuseumarchives.ca Museum Exhibition RECONCILING Gallery 7 (Anvil Centre) February 16 - June 26, 2022 Through three installations, Reconciling addresses truths attached to acts of reconciliation. Haida/Nisga’a artist Luke Parnell explores a feeling of disenchantment through his piece Neon Reconciliation Explosion; the downed stat - ue of Judge Begbie addresses the imposition of foreign laws on a land; and the 215 shoes placed at New West - minster’s cenotaph reflects our community’s response to the Residential School legacy in Canada. CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY IN CANADA THROUGH TESSELLATION AND PORTRAITURE Gallery 2 (Anvil Centre) February 2 - June 19, 2022 Moved by a push for greater social justice, NWSS Art stu- dents researched prominent figures from Black History in Canada and share their contributions in black and white tessellation patterns and portraits. Equal parts ‘black’ and ‘white’ in these works challenges a Eurocentric-lens that is too often applied when discussing history by featuring People of Colour (POC) and Black Canadians in an equal- ly starring role. Each student provides a thoughtful artist statement with their portrait.

working ship tells the story of the Fraser Port. Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm (June) Drop-in by donation School Programs

New Westminster Museum and Archives has adapted its guided school programs and tours to be offered virtually. These inquiry-based heritage programs are in line with the current school curriculum. We also offer a contact-free Educational Kit for a two-week loan. All information can be found in our brochure: https://bit.ly/3itWtch . For in- formation or to book a tour or program, call 604.527.4640 or email: museum@newwestcity.ca Donations Do you have city-related photographs, family heirlooms or other objects from New Westminster’s history that you would like to donate to the museum and archives? The benefit of donating archival and artefacts is the mu - seum and archives ability to properly store and care for these items while enriching New Westminster's history to residents, visitors and researchers. Learn how to donate your items by phone 604.527.4640 or email: museum@newwestcity.ca We also welcome the donation of archival records - such as minutes, correspondence, and reports - from organiza- tions and societies that are part of the cultural or political life of New Westminster. We also preserve personal pa- pers, diaries, photographs, oral histories, films and similar unpublished records. Learn how to donate your items by phone 604.527.4640 or email: archives@newwestcity.ca

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