Research Resources

The Langley Centennial Museum offers in-house resources for researchers and the public.  Special research requests are by appointment only to ensure staff and appropriate materials are accessible and available.  Contact us at 604.532.3536 or museum@tol.ca for further information or to make an appointment.

In addition to the available research materials listed below, you can browse our collections of photographs, artifacts, art, and archival documents by following the “Collections” link on the left hand side of the screen.

In-House Resources
  • archive holdings of non-government records
  • historic maps
  • resource library containing books about:

    • BC history
    • Langley heritage homes, including some out of print titles - some titles are viewable online at Publications about Langley.
    • Langley people and places 

  • reference clippings files:

    • buildings and places
    • businesses/industries
    • events
    • family histories
    • landscapes (cemeteries, parks, etc.)
    • local issues/concerns
    • neighbourhoods
    • obituaries
    • organizations

  • microfilm of historic and local newspapers, including:

    • The British Columbian, 1860-1869; 1890-1931
    • The Columbian, 1899-1919
    • The Valley Sentinel, March – May 1921
    • The Langley Advance, 1931-1996
    • The Aldergrove Star, 1974-1995

  • bound and unbound copies of:

    • Aldergrove News/Aldergrove Star, 1957-1975
    • Fort Langley Star, 1969-1977

Online Resources

More Information

Langley Centennial Museum
604.532.3536
curator@tol.ca