Seven BC artists painted murals on 32 large panels depicting various aspects of farming and pioneer life.
These pictures were taken as these beautiful 4 ft X 8 ft murals left the artist’s studio (Vivian Harder) in south Langley to be delivered to the BC Farm Museum.
Local artists designed five murals to be displayed in and outside the BC Farm Museum. The murals show how pioneer life evolved with an emphasis on agricultural development up to the year 1966 when the Farm Museum opened. Some of the artifacts on exhibit in the museum are featured on the murals.
This has added a great deal to the historic atmosphere of the area and given people another reason to visit Fort Langley.
There was a grand “Unveiling and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony” for the painted murals, on Saturday, June 17th 2017. The public was invited to attend.
In 2016 the Langley Heritage Society supported the BC Farm Museum Association with a generous donation towards their Mural Painting Project.
Langley Heritage Society treasurer Lotte Elias made the check presentation to Syd Pickerell, museum director and chair of the murals committee. Ms. Elias stated in her presentation letter “We appreciate the great work you do in preserving the agricultural/pioneer history of this great province, especially our local story.”
Support for the Murals has also come from the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program, the Provincial government, several Foundations and the Township of Langley.