Exhibitions Overview

The Langley Centennial Museum’s exhibition areas are divided into two main galleries: the History Gallery and the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery.  The displays in the History Gallery reflect Langley’s distinction as one of the oldest municipalities in the province.  Here you can discover our collection of First People's woodcarvings, tools, stone sculptures, and basketry.  Learn how early Asian and European pioneers adjusted to their new land.  Visit the recreated Michaud parlour and the Noel Booth Store to see what life was like for those that came to call Langley home.

Our Temporary Exhibitions Gallery displays temporary exhibitions of art, history, or science with a local, regional, national, or international focus.  You might find Canadian art, quilts, fossils, or photography.  The exhibits change several times a year.  You will be surprised by what you see and by what may be coming next!  Click here to see what is on now.

Treasures From Our Collection

This thematic display of treasures changes seasonally and allows the museum to exhibit some of the artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection that visitors don’t often get to see.  Past displays have included:
  • Hats
  • Remembrance Day
  • Lighting
  • Photography
  • The British Empire
  • Travel and Collecting

You will be surprised by what you see and by what may be coming next.

Foyer Art Program

The Museum's Foyer Art Program provides local artists with a chance to display their work. The highly visible space in the Museum's Foyer gives artists an opportunity to showcase their work and gives the people of Langley a chance to learn more about our local artists.

Congratulations to all of the 2014/2015 selected artists! To see who is currently displaying their work at the museum, click here.

Applications are accepted to the Foyer Art Program every Autumn.  The application form will be available here or at the museum for the 2015/2016 year by the end of August.  Please contact the museum at 604.532.3536 or curator@tol.ca for more details. 

 

More Information

Langley Centennial Museum
604.532.3536
curator@tol.ca
All Current/Past Exhibits
Aug 17 2014

Mementos & Memories



The Langley Centennial Museum's newest exhibit, Mementos & Memories: Langley & the Second World War tells the story of the War through the experiences of Langley people. Through artifacts and firsthand accounts of service overseas and service on the home front, the exhibit tackles subjects such as fundraising efforts at home, enlistment, and internment.

The museum's Mementos & Memories opened August 17 and runs until Remembrance Day, November 11, at 9135 King Street in Fort Langley.

Using The Langley Advance newspaper, which was founded in 1931, and quotes from the museum's oral history collection, the exhibit shows how Langley people were coping and adapting to the day-to-day struggles of war time by salvaging, rationing, and fundraising.

Highlights of the exhibit include a soldier doll that was given to Elsie Gunter by her uncle Clarence Vaughan, a wedding dress worn by Gertrude Barton of Brookswood, and the scrapbook of Fort Langley's Fritz Ziegler, which includes mementos of his internment. Red Cross-issued knitting instructions that belonged to Margaret Sophia Johnson of Willoughby and Private Richard Straw's great coat and medals are also on display.

Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to bring a copy of a wartime photo of family members from to share on the Board of Remembrance.

Because of the relevant subject matter, this exhibit will be open on the afternoon of November 11 so that the public can visit following Remembrance Day ceremonies at local cenotaphs.

The museum is hosting a special event in connection to this exhibit called "Until Everyone Comes Home: Variety Show & Vignettes of the Second World War" on Saturday, November 1 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Chief Sepass Theatre. For tickets or for more information, please contact 604.532.3536.

More Information

Langley Centennial Museum
604.532.3536
curator@tol.ca