- April 8 – Museum Cleanup morning – bring a bucket and clothes or a shop vacuum and help clean up the winter’s dust in preparation for the museum opening.
9am – noon
- April 9 – Potluck Dinner – volunteers kick off the regular season with a social time.
- April 17 – Museum Opening Day – museum opens for the regular season – daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm
- May 22 – Fort Langley May Day Parade – then at 2 pm join us for the public presentation of the Interactive Presentation Terminals in the museum. Refreshments will be supplied!
- June 4 – Model A Sunday
- June 17 – Unveiling and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 2 pm at the museum front door.
This special event will include the unveiling of the MURALS and the ribbon cutting on the renovated Woodworking and Mechanical Workshops! Refreshments will be served.
- July 1 – Canada Day Celebration – celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at the Farm Museum and with our neighbouring community partners.
- July 29 – Kirkland House Truck and Tractor Show
- August 7 – BC Day Celebration –
among other activities enjoy the Model Railroad Club
- September 4 – OLD and NEW Day – visit the Farm Museum where there will be “OLD” artifacts displayed beside “NEW” (modern) versions of the same item on loan to us from a local business.
Fascinating learning experience.
- September – Country Celebration at Campbell Valley Park.
- October 7 – close for the regular season – reservations for group tours during the off season can be made by calling the office and leaving a message any time.
- December – Christmas on King Street
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MAY DAY PARADE IN FORT LANGLEY – May 23rd.2016
VanderKooi Friesians pull a 1902 Victoria carriage through Fort Langley at Monday’s May Day Parade.
The carriage is from the collection on exhibit at the BC Farm Museum and was carrying Bill and Bernice Stacey. The Stacey’s are long time Farm Museum volunteers.
They could easily have been mistaken for genuine turn of the century dignitaries.
PIONEER WAGON IN FORT LANGLEY
An authentic covered wagon from pioneer days is alive and well in Fort Langley! As you approach the Birthplace of BC your attention is attracted to the covered wagon in the pasture. The wagon promotes the pioneer life collection on exhibit at the BC Farm Museum. If the wagon could speak the stories would be fascinating!
One story it would definitely tell would be about the afternoon the then Premier of BC and some dignitaries rode in the covered wagon pulled by a team of horses to be the first vehicle to drive through the George Massey Tunnel. Maybe we can recreate that event when the new bridge opens. . . this time pulled by a tractor?
We kick off the year once again with our opening on April 15th and then followed by a large entry in the very popular May Day Parade in Fort Langley.