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What's Up! At the Surrey Museum in August

Fun for young and old at the Surrey Museum
Fun for young and old at the Surrey Museum's Fibre Craft Fair Aug. 16.
— image credit: Surrey Museum

EXHIBITIONS

Kids Celebrate!

This colourful interactive exhibition for kids of all ages explores the diversity of cultural celebrations in Canada. Discover 13 celebrations through the seasons with hands-on activities and artifacts. Music, dance, food, decoration, costume and games show that the tradition of celebrating is something everyone shares. From the Canadian Museum of History. On display to September 6

 

PROGRAMS

Make Believe Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the Museum! Invite your friends then choose one of our fun themes: Trains, Pirates, Ancient Egypt, Classic Greek Mythology, or Medieval Europe. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Saturdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm, $13.50 per child, birthday child is free.

 

Summer Day Camps

Museum summer day camps invite kids to explore the world, experiment with science, and learn about history, all while having fun! Themes include space exploration and world celebrations. Visit our website at www.surrey.ca/heritage or call 604-592-6956 for info and to register. Tuesdays to Thursdays, July & August, various ages.

 

Leisure Time Long Ago

Discover the evolution of fun! Drop in to see how pioneer children kept themselves entertained in the summer as you touch and play with real toys, books, and games from days gone by. Saturday, August 9, 10:30am-12noon, all ages, by donation.

 

Rug Latch-hooking

Learn a new skill and have fun as you create a small, colourful mat using a latch hook. Choose from an animal or flower design or make your own pattern. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Tuesday, August 12-Thursday, August 14, 10:30am-12:30pm, 3 sessions $42 (8-12yrs).

 

Discovery Saturday: Fibre Crafts Festival

Celebrate heritage crafts like spinning, knitting and weaving with this family-friendly, fun and interactive exploration of all things fibre! We’ll spin the story of the cloth you wear with displays and demonstrations. Try looms and spinning wheels yourself, make take-home textile crafts, and enjoy refreshments. Saturday, August 16, 11:00am-4:00pm, All ages, by donation.

 

Fire Truck Open House

Join the Surrey Professional Fire Fighters Pioneer Association during Blueberry Festival to learn about fire safety, then take a photo in their historic Surrey-built fire truck. Saturday, August 16, 1:00pm-4:00pm, all ages, by donation.

 

Drop Spindle Spinning

Mix fibres into colours that are uniquely yours as you learn to spin on a Turkish drop spindle to create your own yarn. Supply fee $12. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, August 16, 10:00am-4:00pm, 1 session $45.50(16yrs+).

 

Weaving Webs, Spinning Spiders

Learn how to weave and see real spinning wheels in action, as you hear the Greek myth of the goddess Athena and her rival Arachne the Weaver. Take home your woven spider and a woolly sheep. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, August 23, 10:30am-12:30pm, 1 session $14 (8-12yrs).

 

 

AT HISTORIC STEWART FARM

13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

Info 604-592-6956

www.surrey.ca/heritage

 

HISTORIC STEWART FARM

Tour the charming restored 1894 farmhouse, pole barn and heritage gardens, try old-fashioned crafts, take part in a program or special event, and imagine pioneer life at the turn of the 19th century. 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey. 604-592-6956. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday, 12noon-4pm. Sunday, 12noon-4pm (May-August) Entrance by donation.www.surrey.ca/heritage  Twitter: @StewartFarm1

 

PROGRAMS

Register for Farm Summer Day Camps!

Spend your summer at the farm! Kids unplug from phones and devices and explore boats and rivers, old-fashioned farm chores, early settlers, or Victorian parties. Please call 604-592-6956 for info and to register.

Tuesdays to Fridays, July & August.

 

Old-Fashioned Birthday Parties

Party like a pioneer! Celebrate your child’s special day the way kids might have done 100 years ago. An instructor will lead partiers in traditional games and a craft to take home. You supply the cake, and let the kids make the ice-cream! Must prebook at 604-592-6956.

Saturdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm, $13.50/child (birthday child is free)

 

Scottish Afternoon Tea

Discover the Stewart family’s Scottish heritage. Enjoy an old-fashioned Scottish tea and baked treats then explore the charming 1890s farmhouse and grounds with a costumed guide. Please reserve your spot at 604-592-6956. Saturdays, August 2, 16, 30, 1:00pm-2:30pm

1 session $10 (16+yrs).

 

The Amazing Farm Scavenger Hunt

Bring a picnic and your family and friends, and work as a team to identify Surrey’s heritage in its birds, trees, plants, buildings and farm activities. Challenge your friends and neighbours, and win prizes and bragging rights! Saturday, August 9, 12noon–3:00pm, all ages, by donation.

 

Tea Blending Workshop

Calling all tea aficionados! Join our expert as you explore the fascinating world of tea blending. Learn about the history of tea and make your own blend to take home. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, August 23, 10:00am-12noon, 1 session $15 (16+yrs).

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