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 09 2012

Here and Now: Contemporary Kwantlen First Nations Art

May 9 – September 3rd

The talents of Kwantlen First Nation artists will be in the spotlight when the Langley Centennial Museum presents its newest exhibit, Here and Now: Contemporary Kwantlen First Nations Art, on display from May 9th to August 29th. Featuring the work of Brandon Gabriel and Phyllis Atkins, the exhibit will highlight the connection between Kwantlen First Nation’s past and present.

Brandon Gabriel, Drums

Works in the exhibit will explore the diverse methods and inspirations of both artists, and many pieces have particular significance for the entire Kwantlen First Nation. One of the most substantial pieces will be a 25 foot canoe. Over the years, the canoe has travelled down many exciting and daring waterways. It has recently undergone refurbishments, including a new frame, seating, and gunnel made entirely from Stanley Park cedar that fell during the great winter storm of 2006. The canoe will be painted by Gabriel and given a proper name at the exhibit’s opening reception.

Atkins’ oil paintings also depict the community of the Kwantlen. Many of her paintings express the Kwantlen’s journey of life and the sacredness of precious resources. Her Salmon painting represents the importance of the salmon industry to Kwantlen peoples and is inspired by her husband’s carvings, which are on display at the corner of River Road and Mavis Street in Fort Langley.

The opening reception for Here and Now: Contemporary Kwantlen First Nations Art, will be held at the Museum on Tuesday, May 15, 6 – 9pm. The evening’s celebrations will include a full salmon dinner, a blanketing ceremony, and a traditional canoe blessing, which will be the first of its kind for the Kwantlen First Nation in 100 years.

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