Programs

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INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS Winter 2021

Virtual Victorian Book Club (14+ years)
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!
Virtual Program via Zoom 
Saturday,  January 23 & March 20
1:00-2:00 pm
Register for free at  
Facebook Event (January) 
Facebook Event (March) 


Mott Electric: Our People. Our Story. (All Ages)
When William Malcom Mott started Mott Electric in New Westminster during the Great Depression, he couldn't have imagined a book chronicling its story ninety years later. "Mott Electric: Our People. Our Story." is told in the voices of longtime past and current employees and several Motts. Join author Elsie K. Neufeld as she discusses this fascinating inside look at BC's oldest electrical contracting company.
Virtual Program via Zoom 
Saturday, January 30
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID 73937 
Facebook event


Stuff Museums Never Told You (16+ years)
Join us to hear some of the strange New Westminster history we’ve uncovered at the museum. From marriages by proxy to opium in New West, our volunteer historians highlight the outtakes from yesteryear.
Virtual Program via Zoom
Tuesday, January 26
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID  57621 
Facebook Event


New West Virtual Trivia Night (16+ years)
Join us for our first trivia night and compete for an awesome prize and bragging rights! Whether you’re a newcomer or a New Wester for life, you’ll have fun and learn a thing or two answering questions about archival photographs, musical clips, and trivia about pop culture, current events, and of course, New Westminster’s storied history.
Virtual Program via Zoom
Thursday, February 4
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Register for free here:Course ID  57700 
Facebook Event


You Are What You Eat: Food Security Exhibition Online (All Ages)
We updated our food exhibition and put it online! Join our Museum Curator to find out how New West’s food heroes helped the community during the pandemic and more. Whether you’ve seen the exhibition in person, or this is your first time exploring the topic, you’ll discover how people eat in our community.
Virtual Program via Zoom
Wednesday, February 10
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID  62405  
Facebook Event


A Photographic Tour of Industrial New Westminster (All Ages)
Looking at it today, it might be hard to believe that New Westminster was once a city of industry and manufacturing. Let Registrar Allan Blair take you on a virtual tour of some of his favourite photos that highlight the industrial past of New Westminster. For the last 23 years, Allan has digitized and conserved roughly 40,000 archival images.
Virtual Program via Zoom 
Thursday, February 18
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID  57640 
Facebook Event


The Heat Is On at Irving House: Curatorial Tour (14+ years)
In association with 2020’s feature exhibition, The Heat Is On: Keeping Warm Then, Keeping Cool Now, join our team on a Zoom tour to see how the original residents of Irving House used historical gadgets to keep warm. Then, find out how the museum maintains the house using cutting edge green technology.
Virtual Program via Zoom
Thursday, February 25
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID  57622 
Facebook Event


Remarkable Women of Irving House: Celebrating International Women’s Day (All Ages)
International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. Take a virtual tour of Irving House and learn about the remarkable lives of three prominent women in Irving House’s history – Elizabeth Irving, Mary Briggs, and Mary Aline Cox – all from the comfort of your own home!
Virtual Program via Zoom
Saturday, March 6
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID  57641 
Facebook Event


The NW stands for New Westminster: A Photographic tour of CKNW (All Ages)
Top Dog CKNW has a long history in New Westminster. Join Registrar Allan Blair on a virtual tour through a selection of images from the archives collection featuring New Westminster’s radio station. From Eulachons to the Ranger’s Cabin in the Sky let us show you what you were listening to. For the last 23 years, Allan has digitized and conserved roughly 40,000 archival images.
Virtual Program via Zoom
Saturday, March 13
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID  57642
Facebook Event