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Discover Delta's rich history and diverse culture through one of many historically themed programs, tours and seasonal special events offered by the Delta Museum and Archives.  Come explore with us and discover Delta's history!

 

2018 Events Calendar 

Love learning about local history?

Want to try your hand at playing a person who lived in the past? A historical reenactment of life in Delta during WWI 1914-1918 will take place at Kirkland House in Ladner on September 28 and 29, 2018.

We are seeking volunteer re-enactors ages 14+ from Delta to play speaking and non- speaking roles. The project is part of BC Cultural Days and is professionally managed and directed. You must be available for 8-10 preparation workshops starting in late August.

Contact project director Peg Keenleyside at peg.keenleyside@gmail.com for more information or to register.

 

 

DMAS Name Change

At the Special General Meeting in March, DMAS members voted to change our name to the Delta Heritage Society.  We thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm for this new chapter in the Society's history.  We will keep you updated as we work through the process of registering the new name.

 

Delta/Surrey Heritage Fair - April 27 & 28, 2018
 

The 4th annual  Delta/Surrey Regional Heritage Fair will be held at the end of April at the Harris Barn in Ladner.  This is an exciting event where students research and present history project displays and learn about Canadian History through interactive workshops and field trips. 

Members of the public are welcome to view the projects and chat with students on Saturday, April 28th at 11am at the Harris Barn.  Come and meet Delta's new generation of historians!

 

 

 


Our North Delta:  Historical events and people that shaped our community

 

George Mackie Library and the North Delta Advisory Group of the Delta Museum and Archives Society present a series of afternoon talks on the history of North Delta. Come learn about the people and events that shaped North Delta as we know it today. Each will be held in the George Mackie Library Meeting Room 3, Saturday afternoons at 2pm. Free admission.

 

Burns Bog History: February 3rd at 2pm Hear about the event-filled history of the largest raised peat bog in North America. First Nations’ tales, attempts at ranching and farming, and the suspenseful fight to preserve the Bog’s ecology will highlight this rare opportunity to hear Eliza Olson, the founder and president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society, and long-time Bog advocate Don DeMill tell us their stories of Burns Bog. Assisted by Sandra Clark, Valerie Adolph, and Brenda Macdonald.D:DocumentsNorth Delta Advisory Groupi-27868_142.jpg


The Japanese of North Delta: February 10th at 2pm Where have all the Japanese    fishermen and farmers of North Delta gone? Where did they live?  Come hear about the lives of the early Japanese settlers, their contribution to our community and their final evacuation to internment camps during World War II. You’ll hear true stories and see historical images presented by Mark Boyter, Nancy Demwell, John Macdonald and Len StrohD:DocumentsNorth Delta Advisory Group4584dc80-9f67-4c0d-a851-e854fa10b54e.jpg


Who the heck is Annie: March 3rd at 2pm Hear stories of how Norwegian fishermen carved their homes out of the dense forests along the Fraser River to build what is now known as Annieville and Sunbury. See historical images and explore artifacts of these fishing communities, and maybe discover who was Annie of Annieville. Presented by Valerie Adolph, assisted by Les Starheim, Gordon Lande and Rita Hagman.

 

2017 Events Calendar


RIGHT NOW! Canada 150 Delta Stories

 

 We want your Delta story. Help us celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by sending us a picture and/or no more than 250 words telling us your history in Delta or your favourite historic place or event in Delta. Let us know what Delta heritage means to you and we’ll post your stories online starting July 1st.

 

To see a list of our collected Delta Stories please look at the lower section of our "Welcome" page. 

 

 

 

If you would like more information about the Society contact us at 604 946-9315 or info@dmasociety.org


To contact Delta Archives staff, call 604 952-3832.

To contact Delta Museum staff, call 604 946-2850

 

 

 

 

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