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Art in Words PDF Print E-mail

How do you say 'friend' in Halkomelem? What about "believe"? In this unique printmaking program, students will create original art cards using Halkomelem words based on the artwork of Chilliwack's Bonny Graham-Krulicki, while learning about the nearly extinct Sto:lo language of Halkomelem.

  • Guided by us
  • Grades: Grade 3 - High School
  • 75 minutes
  • Mondays and Tuesdays
  • September 9, 2013 - April 29, 2014
  • $50 at the Museum
Full Steam Ahead PDF Print E-mail

Thirty thousand gold seekers traveled up the Fraser River in 1858 searching for gold. Students will follow the diary of early settlers Charles Evans as he describes his arduous journey (via Panama) from Ontario to BC in 1862. Students investigate occupations during the gold rush, interpret artifacts and taste food popular at the time. Slides illustrate transportation en-route to the gold fields.

  • Guided by us
  • Grades 3 - 6
  • 90 minutes
  • Tuesdays only
  • September 17, 2013 - April 29, 2014
Five Corners PDF Print E-mail

Five corners is the business and social centre of Chilliwack and was formed by the intersection of Wellington Avenue, the New Westminster - Yale Wagon Road and Young Road. Students will view a presentation of a flood and fire that changed the community; construct false-front buildings; create newspaper advertisements; and catalogue artifacts related to the business community. Your students gain an understanding of how communities form and some of the factors that can affect change within a community.

  • Guided by us
  • Grades 2 - 3
  • 90 minutes
  • Mondays only
  • September 9, 2013 - April 28, 2014
  • $50 per class
A Chilliwack Family Christmas PDF Print E-mail

How did pioneer families celebrate Christmas? Find out by visiting the Museum with your class for our most popular program. This program includes a Christmas exhibit and stories. Students will make decorations, a toy and confection.

  • Guided by us
  • Grades: 2 - 6
  • November 27 - December 19, 2013
  • $50 per class
Chilliwack: Inside and Out Walking Tour PDF Print E-mail

This downtown walking tour will take you to sites such as Five Corners which dates back to the days of steamboats and buggies. Explore the streets and alleys of Chilliwack, travellings back to the earliest 19th century buildings and moving forward into the present.

  • Grades: All
  • 60 minutes
  • September - May
  • Self-Guided: $30 per class