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Public Programs and Outreach

Cloverdale in the 1920s

We recommend using Chrome as your browser for the best experience with our online registration system. Registration for Spring programs will begin March 1st at 9pm.

Take a look at the City of Surrey from a new perspective by registering for an existing program or inviting one of our staff to speak at your next function.

Registered Programs

Surrey Through the Lens
Saturday, February 8 | 11am to 12:30pm | Museum of Surrey Theatre
Sift through the photographs of three well-known Surrey photographers: W. W. Hastings, Neville Curtis, and Roy Houghton. Trace the municipality’s development through iconic photos from the 1950s and 60s.

Pages of the Past
Saturday, March 14 | 11am to 12:30pm | Museum of Surrey Theatre
Rewind to 1983 and discover “Pages from the Past,” a never-before-seen archival video. Watch Surrey’s earliest newcomers share memories ranging from prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II, the seventies and more.

Surrey’s South Asian Roots
Saturday, April 18 | 2pm to 3:30pm | Newton Library
Join a local historian as they highlight Surrey’s South Asian connections. Explore legal records, community papers and photographs that showcase the diverse past.

Surrey in the Seventies
Saturday, May 15 | 2pm to 3:30 | Guildford Library
Step back in time to Surrey of the 1970s. Groove to the beat as this decade’s events are illustrated through archival photos, maps and local newspaper advertisements.

Surrey’s LGBTQ2+ History
Saturday, June 18 | 6:30 to 8pm | Museum of Surrey Theatre
Delve into the history of Surrey’s LGBTQ2+ community. With more than 20 years of activism, recount the stories, milestones and experiences of local leaders and citizens.

Growing Up in Surrey
Saturday, September 12 | 11am tp 12:30pm |  Location TBD
Take a look back at Surrey through the lens of different generations. Photographs and reminiscences help paint a picture of growing up in our city.

War Veterans Stories
Saturday, November 14 | 11am tp 12:30pm |  Location TBD
Trace the roots of Surrey’s homegrown perseverance. Local World War I and II experiences are reignited as we sift through our veterans’ papers, photos and audio clips.

Outreach Programs

Are you looking for a speaker? Multimedia presentations delivered by qualified staff from the Surrey Archives include historic photos, audio and more. They are suitable for schools, rotary clubs and retirement homes. Contact us at 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca for more information and to book. Topics include:

  • Capturing the City: Surrey 2000
  • Cloverdale: A Photo History
  • Roy Houghton's Surrey
  • Surrey's First 50 Years
  • Surrey 1914 to 1918
  • The Sixties in Surrey

Cost - $86.15