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Halloween Program

Halloween Fun at the Museum

Join us for safe and physically distanced Halloween fun! Dress up in your Halloween best, bring a flashlight, and visit the darkened Museum lit by candlelight. Become a spectral hunter and explore the photographs in the Museum’s gallery to understand the secrets behind the ghostly images. You will receive a special treat and craft to make at home at the end of your spooky journey.

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre
All Ages
Sat. Oct 31, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Fee: $13 + tax per booking (includes up to 6 people)

9:50 AM-10:50 AM – 49816       
10:10 AM-11:10 AM – 50056       
10:30 AM-11:30 AM - 50063       
10:50 AM-11:50 AM – 50065       
11:10 AM-12:10 PM – 50067       
11:30 AM-12:30 PM - 50069       
11:50 AM-12:50 PM - 50074       
12:10 PM-1:10 PM - 50075           
12:30 PM-1:30 PM – 50088         
12:50 PM-1:50 PM - 50076         
1:10 PM-2:10 PM - 50077                           
1:30 PM-2:30 PM - 50078           
1:50 PM-2:50 PM - 50079           
2:10 PM-3:10 PM - 50080           
2:30 PM-3:30 PM - 50081
2:50 PM-3:50 PM - 50082           
3:10 PM-4:10 PM - 50083           
3:30 PM-4:30 PM - 50084           
3:50 PM-4:50 PM - 50085            


Virtual Victorian Book Club (16+)

Our Victorian book club has gone virtual!  Every two months, discuss literature and culture as you sip tea and video chat with the club from home.  We read literary works by the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others.  This is the perfect opportunity to join other enthusiasts in your community - online! 

Next Meeting: Saturday, November 21, 1-2 PM
Book: Daisy Miller by Henry James

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A Photographic Tour of Post-war New Westminster

Join Archives Registrar Allan Blair on a virtual tour of two photography collections from the Archives highlighting favourite images from Frank Goodship and the Croton Studios. While Croton Studios were in operation for decades as commercial and documentary photographers, Goodship spent a short five years as a photojournalist in New Westminster. For the last 23 years, Allan has viewed every one of roughly 20,000 of these post-war images as he digitized and conserved them.

Thursday October 8, 2020 (6 - 7 pm)

Register by emailing 

An Ocean of Peace: Curatorial Talk and Tour

Join Guest Curators Paneet Singh and Naveen Girn on a community-focused tour through "An Ocean of Peace: 100 Years of Sikhs in New Westminster" at the New Westminster Museum and Archives. Hear stories from New Westminster's Sikh community from the perspective of community elders, learn about New Westminster's connections to monumental events in the Sikh and South Asian diaspora, and gain insight into the role the Gurdwara's role in, and relationship to, the city.

Virtual Program via Zoom
All Ages
Course ID# 50090

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Remembering New Westminster During WWII

Gordon Whitney spent his teen years attending Duke of Connaught school in New Westminster during World War II. He remembers how his friendship with Kazumi Shintani, a Japanese-Canadian boy, was interrupted by the internment of the Japanese-Canadians and unexpectedly rekindled many years later. Gordon is now a retired teacher living in South Burnaby who recently published memoirs of his childhood in Lillooet during the Great Depression.

Virtual Program via Zoom
All Ages
Course ID# 50090
To register for free: