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2014 PAST EXHIBITS
2014 EXHIBITS IN THE ROTATING GALLERY
Lest We Forget: White Rock During the War Years

November 8th -17th, 2014

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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.

September 6th - October 13th, 2014

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Summer lovin’ may be winding down at the end of August, but it will be heating up here at the White Rock Museum & Archives.

I Do! The Wedding Stories of White Rock takes a look at 13 couples who have called White Rock and the Semiahmoo Peninsula home at some point in their lives. From a few weeks of marriage to several decades, each couple shares their secrets to nuptial bliss. For some, it is the gesture of kindness. For others, it is the importance of financial planning and stability for the long haul. But for everyone, it is the promise of living each day to the fullest and being grateful for having each other in their lives.

In addition, many of the brides have loaned their gowns for visitors’ enjoyment. From a 1950s blue dress suit to a poufy 80s number, we’ve got it all. Even a white tuxedo!

The exhibit will run from September 6th to October 13th, 2014. We hope you will show us your love by coming down and seeing the exhibit!

With thanks to our sponsors: The City of White Rock, BMO Bank of Montreal - Semiahmoo Branch (2014 Event Napkin Sponsor), Peace Arch News (2014 Print Media Sponsor), and Charlie Don’t Surf Restaurant (2014 Reception Sponsor).

Play On: Water Sports and Recreation of Times Gone By

Grand Opening  Wednesday June 4, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit, “Play On! Water Sports & Recreation of Times Gone By.” Take in historical photographs and artifacts that demonstrate this City’s love of Semiahmoo Bay and all the activities that have developed around it. From sandcastle to swimming competitions, White Rock has had it all! Admission is free and light refreshments will be served from 4 pm-7 pm. We hope you can come down and “play” with us!

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May 17th - September 1, 2014

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Summertime in White Rock can stir up fond memories with one main thread linking them together: Semiahmoo Bay. The waters and beach near the big rock have drawn people in for decades. White Rock became a day trip destination for people from Vancouver and New Westminster when the Great Northern Railway was rerouted through the area in 1909. The town boomed within the next five years as beach tents and small cottages sprang up along the shoreline and hillside. Whether you’re fishing, paddle boarding, sailing, or taking in one of White Rock’s summertime festivals, the shores of the Semiahmoo Bay have something fun for people of all ages.  

Come discover the excitement and history of the Sea Festival, the Canadian Open Sandcastle Competition and the White Rock Amateur Swim Association. Take in historical photos of these events and objects that help bring their stories to life. Learn about how you can protect the Bay for future generations with information on the Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club and Friends of the Semiahmoo Bay Society.  

The exhibit will run from May 17th to September 1st, 2014, with a fun summertime Family Day event planned for August 10th. With thanks to our sponsors: The City of White Rock, BMO Bank of Montreal - Semiahmoo Branch (2014 Event Napkin Sponsor), Peace Arch News (2014 Print Media Sponsor), and Charlie Don’t Surf Restaurant (2014 Reception Sponsor).

For more information please contact Amanda Sittrop, Collections and Exhibits Coordinator at 604.541.2230 or whiterockcollections@telus.net

Shutter Speed: A Pictorial History of White Rock

April 6th - May 12, 2014

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Featuring archival photographs from the White Rock Museum & Archives’ collection, Shutter Speed: A Pictorial History of White Rock takes the visitor on a visual journey through the history of the seaside hotspot. The photographs, ranging from 1906 to 1983, show White Rock’s development and history over the past one hundred years. From a stroll along the pier to lunches at the Ocean Beach Coffee Shop, the exhibit’s photographs aim to tell the history of White Rock through your eyes. Also included in the display is a “Then & Now” section, which takes photos from the Archives and places them with their modern day counterparts, courtesy of the Crescent Beach Photography Club. The best part about the exhibit - all photographs on display are for sale. Visitors can bid on their favourite and take it home at the end of the show.

Admission is by donation with all funds going back into creating community oriented exhibits like this. This exhibit has kindly been sponsored by Carol Cluff Benchmark Realty Ltd.

For more information please contact Amanda Sittrop, Collections and Exhibits Coordinator at 604.541.2230 or whiterockcollections@telus.net

Science As Art: Botanical Illustration of Canadian Fruit Tree Varieties

January 14th - March 31st, 2014

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The White Rock Museum & Archives is proud to host this travelling exhibit from the Kelowna Museums which features 10 water colour paintings by Kelowna Artist Joanne Beaulieu. Also featured with the exhibit are displays from Dart’s Hill Garden Park, Alexandra Community Garden and Derry’s Orchard & Nursery.

We are also hosting free horticultural demonstrations and presentations during the exhibit.

For more information please contact Amanda Sittrop, Collections and Exhibits Coordinator at 604.541.2230 or whiterockcollections@telus.net

ART WALL
Chantrell Creek Elementary School

January 14 - March 31, 2014


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Currently we are proud to have an exhibition of artwork created by the students from Chantrell Creek Elementary School. The theme of the collage is "Science as Art: Botanical Illustration of Canadian Tree Fruit Varieties".