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 2018 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 2019 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
All Current/Past Exhibits
May 28 2015

Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett is a practicing printmaker and painter from Langley, BC. She graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley from 2011 and is an associate member of Malaspina Printmakers and Dundarave Print Workshop on Granville Island. She also instructs art classes and workshops at the Langley Centennial Museum and the Burnaby Art Gallery and is an assistant technician at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey. Her works on display are of Fort Langley landmarks.

Old Laundry by Hannah Bennett by Eileen Butler

Fort Langley: Local Sites

After spending some time in Fort Langley over the summer and fall months I got to know it a bit better; its people, sites, histories and controversies. I had a good time strolling through the streets and picking out some interesting spots that would translate well into printed linocuts. Cutting out the lino blocks was an informative endeavor. Time was spent figuring out how to show texture, when to leave areas bold and black and when to whittle out areas showing fine lines and dappled details. Sometimes bold lines were best, sometimes small flicked-out cuts were better.

Cutting a lino block always feels like a cathartic action, a stripping or shedding away that produces something out of nothing. A place where the image develops out of repeated line un-work. It is the tactility, maneuverability and delight surrounding the process of lino printing that always calls me back. It is a humble and direct way of producing an image that expresses so much with so little.