Family Friday Drop-In (all ages)

Every Friday afternoon this summer, families can enjoy fun crafts and games for all ages in New Westminster’s heritage spaces. In July, learn about the work Samson V did on the Fraser River and explore the last surviving wooden steam-powered sternwheeler. In August, join us at Irving House to explore Victorian life in the oldest intact house in the lower mainland.

Samson V & Irving House
Samson V - July
Irving House - August
Friday, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Drop-in Fee: By Donation

Fraser River Frights (All Ages)  

Climb aboard the Samson V ghost ship. Join the crew for an afternoon of ghost stories and spooky nautical crafts and embark on an eerie scavenger hunt. Discover all the mysteries aboard!

Samson V
Sat, Oct. 27, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Drop-in Fee:  By Donation 

The Poppy Project (All Ages)
In association with the Poppy Project, make and embellish a poppy using the wet-felting technique. Your poppy will be included in their ever-growing Poppy Blanket, to be displayed at Remembrance Day. All materials included.

Anvil Centre Room 417
Sat, Oct 13, 1:00-3:00 pm
Drop-in Fee:  Free 
Barcode # 12289

The Human Library: Home & Conflict (10+ years)

For most, home is more than a place to sleep and eat; it is also safety, security and identity.  Most Canadians have grown up knowing a safe and worry-free life but many have also experienced conflict and injustice in the places they come from or in the work that they do.  Join them for a cup of tea and 20 minute conversation as they share their differing experiences of conflict. Presented in conjunction with The Memory Project. Registration required.

Anvil Centre Room 411A 
Sat, Oct. 13, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Registration Required: Free 
Barcode # 12366

Cemetery Tour: Halloween Edition (10+ years)

Join Archie Miller of A Sense of History Research Services to hear tales with a bit of mystery, a touch of mayhem, and even a case or two of murder. While walking through the cemetery by lantern, some ghosts may even appear to help the stories come to life!

Fraser Cemetery 
Tue & Wed, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
October 30  Barcode # 12292
October 31  Barcode # 12294
Registration Fee: $15.00