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. 

 

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Langley Centennial Museum
604.532.3536
curator@tol.ca
All Current/Past Exhibits
Jan 16 2013

Voices of the Town: Vaudeville in Canada



January 16, 2013 – March 13, 2013

Are you ready to be transported back in time to the wild fun of Vaudeville? The Langley Centennial Museum is pleased to welcome its newest exhibit Voices of the Town: Vaudeville in Canada travelling from the Peterborough Museum & Archives. This visually stunning, bilingual exhibition explores the remarkable story of Vaudeville through the lens of the Roy Studio.

In an era before television and radio (1870s to 1920s), Vaudeville was the most popular form of entertainment in North America. It featured fast–paced variety sketches, comedy routines, songs, dance, acrobats, amazing feats and unbelievable stunts, on stages across the country. A visit to one of the opulent Vaudeville theatres was almost as exciting as the performances themselves.

Voices of the Town recreates the ambience of an evening at the theatre, complete with a stage, reproduction ticket booth and kinetoscope (early film viewing machine). Photographs from the Ballsillie Collection of Roy Studio Images and the authentic costume of “Oklahoma Jack” (a sharp-shooting Vaudevillian who performed with Buffalo Bill Cody) are sure to make this exhibition a memorable and entertaining experience for everyone.

Come discover what entertainment was like before television! Don’t miss out on this exhibit or the Vaudeville Variety Show on Saturday, February 23 at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Contact the museum for more information or tickets for this fantastic show!

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Curator Jane Lemke
604.532.3536
jlemke@tol.ca