Ronald McDonald in Surrey. 1967

Check out weekly sessions discussing specific topics in Surrey’s past.

May 19, 2021
Arts & Culture

Surrey, BC – From the day-to-day life on the domestic home front and a look back at some iconic local dining destinations to past events and celebrations, there is plenty to talk about when it comes to Surrey’s diverse past.  

Historic Stewart Farm hopes these topics and many more will inspire conversation and storytelling at their new free virtual series that launches this month – Historic Stewart Farm History Talks

Each week join staff for a facilitated discussion on different aspects of Surrey's past.  

“It is our hope that the photographs, oral histories, research and memories shared will inspire conversation,” said curator Jerrilin Spence, who notes that the virtual talks are designed to be conversational. “Grab a cup of tea and come share your memories, ask questions and learn through dialogue with other community members.” 

Each session will begin at 10:30 am and run 45 minutes. Choose from a variety of topics or sign up for multiple sessions to learn something new each week. 

The first talk Home Life launches May 22 and 26, 2021. Home life will be followed by Restaurants (June 5 and 9), Near the Water (June 19 and 23) and Celebrations (July 3 and 7).

On June 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Historic Stewart Farm will also be offering a free virtual, interactive cooking lesson straight from the farmhouse kitchen – Heritage Kitchen: Whipped Cream Scones. Participants ages 19+ or families will learn how to make old-fashioned scones like the Stewarts used to.

For more information about the upcoming talks and baking session, or to register for these programs, call 604-591-4267 or visit


Ronald McDonald in Surrey. 1967

Photo: Courtesy of the Surrey Archives. Ronald McDonald at the grand opening of Surrey’s first McDonalds in Whalley April, 1967. This photo and many more will be featured at the talk Restaurants on June 5 and 9.

Contact Info

Kristyl Clark
Communications Coordinator
Heritage Services