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Past Exhibits

Who am I? - Species of the Delta
Delta is one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the world.  This exhibit highlights the current native species and their habitat.
Showed October 8, 2015 - Feb 26, 2016

BC Ferries: A Distinctive Destination
This exhibit will look at how this distinctive destination has changed and has been celebrated since its construction in the late 1950s.
Showed February 15 - 19, 2016, at Delta Municipal Hall, 4400 Clarence Taylor Crescent

Pacific Flyaway
The Fraser Delta is a major stop on the migration route of many birds due to the rich abundance of resources available.
Showed February 15 - 21, 2016, at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 - 84 Avenue

Connecting Art & History
Showed July 8 to September 4, 2015

That's Different
These are items that tell their own individual stories, with some not having had the chance to be on display before due to their unqiueness!
Showed March 17 to July 7, 2015

Curating the Museum
While many people see the exhibits as the public side of the museum, there is much that goes on behind the scenes. This interactive exhibit provides visitors a chance to experience the work of a curator. Watch for special events that will address particular skills that can be applied to treasured home possessions.
Showed February 10 – March 13, 2015

Heritage Week Outreach
What is Main Street?
This exhibit draws from previous museum exhibits celebrating various ‘Main Streets’ in Delta. Why is there an actual Main Street in the Sunbury area? Is Main Street an idea or a reality?
Showed February 14 - 21 at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 - 84 Avenue

Along ‘Main Street’

Around Delta, there were many businesses that had a long history of serving the community. This exhibit showcases artifacts from the Delta Museum and Archives Society Collection that remind us of the pioneer businesses frequented on a trip ‘Downtown’.
Showed February 16 – 20 at Municipal Hall, 4400 Clarence Taylor Crescent

Off To War: A Spark to the Powder Keg
The Delta Museum and Archives Society’s latest exhibit; takes a look at the social conditions in Delta at the time World War I was declared in Europe, and how people continue to try to reconcile the impact of the war.
Showed November 2014 to January 2015
 

Water Water Everywhere
The Delta Museum and Archives Society’s latest exhibit This exhibit demonstrates that a significant part of conserving the richness of the Delta is ensuring that we manage the water resource in a sustainable manner. The exhibit looks at the historical approach taken towards water management, and what changes are being made to provide long life to the Estuary.
Showed August - October 2014 at the Pioneer Library and Delta Museum's Temporary Gallery 

In the Good Old Summertime
Summer fun is a retrospective on summer activities that can be enjoyed throughout the Delta. What better time to plan the summer than in the winter?

Now and Then: A Modern Historical View 
The exhibit presented photographic artwork from seven Delta photographers featuring historical items from the Delta Museum and Archives Society's collections.                             

Delta Police 125th Anniversary: A Community Force
Come explore the history of the Delta Police department and see some of the Delta Police artifacts from the Museum's collection!
Outreach Exhibit - Showed September - October 2013 at the Delta Museum

We Are Delta
Showcasing artwork from our North Delta Community Mapping Project, We Are Delta examines the concept of community and how it is expressed. The exhibit explores the fragmented but united identity of North Delta and attempts to understand the essential characteristics of North Delta in 2013.
Showed January - May 2013

I Resolve...
Out with the old, in with the new. The change of the year signals a need to change, renew, become more the kind of person we imagine ourselves to be. Usually, these resolutions fall into just a few categories. Using items from the museum collection and on loan, we will explore the kinds of resolutions people make.
Showed January - March 2013

Walking a Mile: Culture and Identity Underfoot
A recent report suggested that we can correctly predict 90% of a person’s character just by looking at their shoes. Using footwear from the museum collection and on temporary loan, the exhibit looks at some possible responses we might have to shoes. There’s a lot going on under foot! We’ve even given a chance for your shoes to make it to our ‘Walk of Fame’.
Showed June - October 2012

Prolific Delta
Named for the 1912 publication of the same title, this new exhibit explores life in Delta in 1912. The exhibit features 1912 newpaper clippings and everyday objects from the era. Prolific Delta is presented in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Delta Municipal Hall Building.
Showed: January 31 - May 10, 2012

A Delta Self-Portrait: Photographs of Delta by Deltans
The magic of a photograph is its ability to provide us with a little piece of the past. Delta's rich history, beautiful landscapes and memorable moments have been captured in photographic form by the residents of Delta for more than a century. We will be bringing some of our best photographic memorabilia out of the Archival vault and out on display. All photos will be on sale for purchase and can be picked up just in time for the Christmas season starting December 17th.
Showed: October 18 - December 16, 2011

The Life of a Delta Bee
Join Beatrice the Honeybee (her friends call her Bea) as she walks you through life as a bee in Delta and introduces you to herself, family, friends, enemies and her work around the community. Participate in activities as you learn about current and historic issues facing Delta’s bee-buzzing population.
Explore the stories of past beekeepers in Delta; the roles of beekeeping and apiaries in agriculture, and of pollination and honey production. Delve into today’s issues facing the beekeeping community including commercial agriculture, colony collapse and predators. Relax as Beatrice guides you through stories of the Delta’s bees in this fun family-friendly exhibit.
Come and learn more about Delta’s honey production; find your inner beekeeper instincts while discovering how you can make the life of a Delta bee easier. Join us in celebrating the work of Delta’s bees as they enhance our daily lives pollinating our gardens and food crops, producing honey, and providing insight to scientific research.
Showed: April 26 - September 29, 2011

To Protect and Conserve
To Protect and Conserve illustrated the history of ecological conservation in Delta. The exhibit traced the history of two of Delta’s most important environmental sites – The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Burns Bog. Both sites were used as farms for many years before becoming the conservation areas we know today. The exhibit also commented on the, sometimes strained, relationship between the farmers of Delta and its wildlife inhabitants and the current status of that relationship. Archival photographs and museum objects helped to tell this story.
Showed: July 2 - August 31, 2011 at Ladner Pioneer Library

Border, Bay, and Beach: Always in the Headlines
This exhibit provided a look into the development of areas in and around South Delta. Visitors discovered the changes in the community and the landscape of this distinct area of Delta.
Showed: January 22 - April 19, 2011

A Delta Self-Portrait: Photographs of Delta by Deltans
The magic of a photograph is its ability to provide us with a little piece of the past. Delta's rich history, beautiful landscapes and memorable moments have been captured in photographic form by the residents of Delta for more than a century. We will be bringing some of our best photographic memorabilia out of the Archival vault and out on display. All photos will be on sale for purchase and can be picked up just in time for the Christmas season starting December 18th.
Showed: October 23 - December 17, 2010 

 
A Hot Topic: Climate Change on the Delta
Climate change is considered by many scientists to be the most serious threat facing the world today.  As governments struggle to deal with the issues, what are we doing to help? What will the consequences be?  With much of Delta being at sea level, should we be concerned?  With the assistance of the UBC Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning study Deltans can find out.  As you visit the exhibit we invite you to question, analyze and think about the information presented.  Climate change is a hot topic and we hope to spark dialogue on the future of Delta and the world.
Showed: March 4 - October 2, 2010

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