November 8th - 18th, 2013
The war years seriously affected the lives of all Canadians. Thousands of fathers, husbands, sons, mothers and daughters served their country. Some were killed in action, others wounded – many returned changed forever. Those who stayed home in White Rock also served: in the workforce, in convalescence, in voluntary service organizations – wherever they were needed. We invite you to explore the history of White Rock at war through artifacts from the Museum’s collection, archival photos and drawings, and a series of letters sent to and from Canadians at war.
For more information please contact Amanda Sittrop,
Collections and Exhibits Coordinator at 604.541.2230 or
Sepember 6 - October 15, 2013
To celebrate the Craft Council of BC’s 40th Anniversary, Semiahmoo Arts and the White Rock Museum & Archives present: Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Transformative Power of Craft. The exhibit works with the theme of “10,000 Hours Invested: Craft– Past and Present.”
The artists on display at the Museum from September 6th to October 15th represent how important craft still is in the Semiahmoo Peninsula region. Artists include: June Bloye, Aryn Bowers, John Butt, Roxanne Charles, Don Fleming, Suzanne Gerard, Elizabeth Glowacki, Don Hutchinson, Colin Hyatt, Lance King, Samantha Knopp, Robert Gary Parkes, Sharon Reay, Anne J Steves, and Diane Zwickel. Represented mediums range from fibre to metal, wood to ceramic, and glass to vellum.
The Museum will also be hosting Sunday workshops and presentations for the duration of the exhibit from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Learn why tea cups have those awkward handles or the secret behind a perfect felted bowl.
May 4 - Sepember 2, 2013
Opened January 1, 1913, the Station has been an icon along the shoreline of Semiahmoo Bay and in the community of White Rock ever since. It has witnessed a century of growth and activity, from a real estate boom and business development, to the commuter train era and the birth of an arts and culture community. The exhibit examines all facets of the Station’s history from its beginnings as a railway station, to its use today as home for the White Rock Museum & Archives.
Features include video interviews with White Rock residents, railway artifacts, historical photographs, and community stories of the Station. The exhibit also features more hands on components, such as a life-sized cut-out, photo sensor projector and “Excess Baggage,” a historical luggage weigh scale. See how much it would cost to ship you on the railway!
The exhibit runs from May 4th to September 2nd, 2013. We hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone in White Rock’s history!
January 15 - March 26, 2013
Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway is an exhibit that examines the experiences of Chinese labourers during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia. Created by the Revelstoke Railway Museum, the exhibit discusses the reality of railway building for Chinese labourers at the time, from travelling to Canada to discrimination to life after the railway was complete. Featured in the exhibit are a diorama of a typical campsite, artifacts such as an opium pipe and incense burner, video, photo slide show and an interactive station for children. In conjunction with the exhibit, the White Rock Museum & Archives is featuring art work from young artists and members of the White Rock Chinese Arts Centre.
The exhibit runs until March 26, 2013. We hope you will join us in honouring a large part of BC’s railway history as well as local artists in White Rock’s community.
June 1 - August 31, 2013
Currently we are proud to have an exhibition of artwork created by the students from Ray Shepard Elementary. The collage is called “Now and Then” and features mixed media art work from grades 3, 6 and 7.
January 15 - March 31, 2013
Currently we are proud to have an exhibition of artwork created by the students from White Rock Elementary. This display will be on the Art Wall until the end of March 2013.