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Local black history is brought to the forefront as we explore a family's past.

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Nostalgic Programs Offered Two Ways

Take a look at the City of Surrey from a new perspective by registering for an existing program or inviting one of our staff to speak at your next function.

Public Programs

All programs cover a range of topics, all with photos and documents that tell the story of Surrey's roots.  All programs are 13yrs+ and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum and Archives Society. There are two easy ways to register:

  • Web Reg is available 24/7. Use the program name or the program number to find the program.
  • Call the Surrey Archives, Tuesday to Saturday, at 604-502-6459 for information and to register.

The Scott Family  |  February 9, 2019

The Surrey Historical Society uncovers the untold story of Cloverdale's Scott family during the mid-twentieth century. Local black history is brought to the forefront as we explore a family's past. Barcode: 4629032.

Whalley Before Skyscrapers  |  March 9, 2019

Capture the essence of Surrey’s city centre through 1993 archival footage. Bring it full circle with photos and stories from years ago that trace Whalley’s transformation into Surrey’s urban offering. Barcode: 4629033.

Tales from the Farmhouse  |  April 13, 2019

Delve into the histories of Elgin Heritage Park and the land the Stewarts and others have called home. Join a discussion illustrated with archival photos, maps, recorded memories, and more.

A City of Parks  |  May 11, 2019

Points of civic pride, Surrey’s parks have been part of the city’s identity for decades. Discover how we came to be the ‘City of Parks’ through a discussion accompanied with archival photos, newspapers, and stories.

The Historical Photograph Collection  |  June 15, 2019

Ever wondered about the oldest items in the Surrey Archives vault? Join us for a lively discussion as we showcase our founding collection containing some of the oldest photos in the vault.

Outreach Programs

Are you looking for a speaker? Multimedia presentations delivered by qualified staff from the Surrey Archives include historic photos, audio and more. They are suitable for schools, rotary clubs and retirement homes. Contact us at 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca for more information and to book. Topics include:

  • Capturing the City: Surrey 2000
  • Cloverdale: A Photo History
  • Roy Houghton's Surrey
  • Surrey's First 50 Years
  • Surrey 1914 to 1918
  • The Sixties in Surrey

Cost - $80