Friday, September 7, 2007

Maple Ridge Museum & Community Archives

The Maple Ridge Museum is the community’s museum, featuring archives, research resources, and displays. Housed in the 1907 Manager's home for the Port Haney Brick & Tile Company, the museum has been operated by the Historical Society since 1984. The displays on the main floor tell the story of the Katzie First Nation and the pioneer settlement period with industrial and transportation history and displays of household goods and personal effects. On the lower level, the Dewdney-Alouette Railway Society has a late 1920's era model railway diorama showing the influence of the CPR on the area’s growth plus the role of railway logging.
Guided tours of the Museum are offered between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays (or by appointment) year-round, with extended summer hours. Museum staff and volunteers also provide assistance and resources to researchers, care for a large historical and archaeological collection, and have a busy schedule of taking temporary displays out into the community as part of numerous community events.
Staff: Val Patenaude, Museum Director
Allison White, Curator
Address: 22520 116th Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 0S4
Phone: 604-463-5311 Email: mrmuseum@gmail.com

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