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
Sep 11 2012

Sewn Together: Quilts of the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild



September 11, 2012 – January 7, 2013

The Langley Centennial Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, Sewn Together: Quilts of the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild, on display from September 11 to January 7. Featuring 25 local quilters, the exhibit showcases the stories behind the quilts and the hard work that is devoted to creating these masterpieces.

I Love a Grand Piano by Jean Lee

The Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild is celebrating its 35th anniversary by returning to its roots at the Langley Centennial Museum. In 1977, quilters began meeting in the Museum’s basement to discuss their ideas and aspirations for an organized guild. The organization has since grown exponentially with a membership of over 250 quilters from all across the Fraser Valley.

The exhibit will showcase the quilting works of art created by the Guild’s members as well as the history of the Guild. One of the oldest and most successful public services that the Guild offers is its support for the Neo-Natal Unit at BC Children’s Hospital. Quilters make miniature quilts to fit over the incubators of babies who are born prematurely. These “preemie” quilts, as they are known, are created by Guild members and now number approximately 400 - 600 quilts each year. Come see these miracle quilts on display before they find their homes with babies at BC Children’s Hospital.

In addition to the Guild’s quilts, one of the Museum’s own quilts will be on display. The “Friendship Pattern” quilt was made by Murrayville residents in 1931. The names of local pioneers can be seen throughout the quilt.

The opening reception for Sewn Together: Quilts of the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild will be held on Thursday, September 13 from 7 - 9pm at the Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King Street, in Fort Langley. If you are interested in quilting, visit the Museum for one of our quilting demonstrations on September 22, October 20, November 17, or December 1. Visit www.langleymuseum.org for times and further information.

For more information, contact Curator Jane Lemke at 604.532.3536 or jlemke@tol.ca.