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The theme for Heritage Week 2021 is “Where do you find your heritage?”

February 10, 2021
Parks & Recreation Release

Recognizing the importance of preserving and providing access to Surrey’s rich and diverse heritage, Surrey City Council has proclaimed February 15 – 21 as Heritage Week.

The theme for Heritage Week 2021 is “Where do you find your heritage?” To facilitate you and your journey with this theme, we have the following mix of in-person and virtual activities available:    

In-Person Visits  

Self-guided Visits at Museum of Surrey  

Wednesday–Saturday | 9:30am–4:30m

Make a safe and exciting one-hour visit to the Museum of Surrey. Patrons can pre-register for free online or by telephone at 604-592-6956. After an hour exploring the exhibits, head outside to see the Heritage Campus.  Learn More    

Pro-D Day at the Museum

Friday, February 19 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Treat the kids to a scavenger hunt, complete with a prize. Also see the new Real Mandrake the Magician exhibit and take home a craft kit. Book a visit by calling 604-592-6956. Learn More

Outdoor Guided Visits at Historic Stewart Farm Grounds 

Thursday–Saturday | 1–3:30pm 

While the farmhouse is currently closed, visitors can take in some local history with a free 30-minute guided outdoor tour of the farm's picturesque grounds. Perfect for a single family household (six person limit), discover the stories of the site with an informative guide. Pre-register online or book at 604-591-4267. Learn More

  


Virtual Tools & Activities  

The virtual tools and activities below are available online anytime. So, whenever your inner historian is ready to explore, these tools will support you in research and can function as a great, safe family activity.   

Surrey’s Heritage Trees  

Surrey’s story is closely tied to trees. They help us connect to the past, present, and future. Use our interactive map to see which spectacular trees live in your area and then get outside and explore them on the next sunny day!  Learn More     

My Favorite Things - Phone Program

The Surrey Heritage Artifact Collection is made up of tens of thousands of objects that help tell the stories of life in Surrey. Those 55+ are invited to join Kristin Hardie, Curator of Collections with Surrey’s Heritage Services, as she shares a selection of interesting artifacts and stories from the collection. Learn More

Online Heritage Tools   

Although Surrey Archives is temporarily closed for in-person visits, there is still so much you can access with the free online heritage tools. Browse archival photos and artifacts, see historical photos pinned to present-day locations, and view all of Surrey from above with the 1949 Aerial LayerLearn More

Got a research question? Archives staff are available to help with research questions remotely. Call 604-502-6459 or email archives@surrey.ca.   

Arts & Culture Map  

Find your next Surrey arts, culture or heritage destination. The Arts & Culture Map is a geographical hub, connecting you to Surrey's vibrant Arts, Heritage and Culture. 

Explore this cultural map to see details on Surrey's cultural venues, Indigenous and public art, Surrey's heritage sites and Arts, culture and heritage events.  View the Map    

Historic Stewart Farm from Home  

Take a virtual tour of the house to see each and every detail, complete with educational descriptions. Also check out traditional recipes, crafts and heritage driving tours of various Surrey city centres. Learn More    

Museum of Surrey from Home  

The museum has a lot to offer from the comfort of your own home. Explore virtual tours, scavenger hunts, information guides, colouring books and more within the online resources. Learn More

 

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