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Nostalgic Programs Offered Two Ways

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.

Public Programs

All programs cover a range of topics, all with photos and documents that tell the story of Surrey's roots.  All programs are 13yrs+ and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum and Archives Society. There are two easy ways to register:

  • Web Reg is available 24/7. Use the program name or the program number to find the program.
  • Call the Surrey Archives, Tuesday to Saturday, at 604-502-6459 for information and to register.

Petticoats to Bellbottoms           
September 8 from 11am to 12:30 at the Cloverdale Library
Fashion historian Ivan Sayers takes us back to the original online shopping – the mail order catalogue. Explore how folks navigated the world of fashion and trend from far-off communities prior to the Internet age.

History Go!
October 13 from 11am to 12:30 at the Cloverdale Library
Kwantlen Polytechnic University History Professor Kyle Jackson explores Surrey’s world-wide connections through the lens of his classroom. Join Jackson as he discusses how his students partnered with the Archives to create an interactive history app.

Surrey in the 30s
November 10 from 11am to 12:30 at the Cloverdale Library
Travel back in time to Surrey of the 1930s. Archival photos, maps and reminiscences help to unearth a decade marked by limited resources but an abundance of innovation, perseverance, and community advancement.

Archives After Hours: Night Life
November 2 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Surrey Archives
Whether flapper, fifties crooner or disco dancer, you'll need a password to enter this scene. Tapas, treasures from the vault and tales of Surrey’s night life throughout the ages await behind the Archives’ closed doors.

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 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


  • $75.20 for community groups
  • $71.62 for school groups