Adult

Traditional Hand Sewing for Adults (16+ years)

Before the 1800s, women spent many hours sewing clothes for themselves and their families by hand. Learn how to sew basic stitches and create hand-made projects like a zippered bag, an apron, and a no-slip dish towel. Each week we will look at hand-sewn artefacts from the Museum’s collections. All supplies included.

Irving House, 302 Royal Ave
Sat, Sept. 29-Oct. 27, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration Fee: $105.00  
Barcode# 12342


SFU Philosopher’s Café – Be/Longing (16+ years)

In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Be/Longing, discuss relevant philosophical issues with members of your community. Do you have a sense of belonging? How does home and belonging play a role in the well-being of individuals and our society? Participants are encouraged to visit the exhibition before the café begins.
Moderator: Valerie Malla

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre  
Wed, Sept 19, 6:00-7:30 pm
Drop-in Fee: Free


SFU Philosopher’s Café – People Gotta Move (16+ years)

In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, People Gotta Move, discuss relevant philosophical issues with members of your community. With all the congestion of a metropolis, can we limit vehicles to bikes, trolleys and horse-carriages? Is 'modern' really just another word for 'chaos' when it comes to big-city traffic? Participants are encouraged to visit the exhibition before the café begins.
Moderator: Valerie Malla

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre 
Wed, Oct 17, 6:00-7:30 pm
Drop-in Fee: Free


SFU Philosopher’s Café – Hot off the Press (16+ years)

In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out: Printing in New Westminster, discuss relevant philosophical issues with members of your community. The printed word has long-held a powerful authority and transformative potential around the world. How do you view the power of print and where do you see it headed? Participants are encouraged to visit the exhibition before the café begins.
Moderator: Valerie Malla

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre 
Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
November 21
Drop-in Fee: Free


From K de K to Q to Q (16+ years)

In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, People Gotta Move, join our archivist Barry Dykes as he discusses the different ways of getting people across the Fraser River from the introduction of the first steam ferry, the “K de K”, to the recent introduction of the ferry travelling from the New Westminster Quay to Queensborough. 

Anvil Centre Room 417
Sat, Sept 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration Required: By Donation 
Barcode # 12235


Pure & Simple Soap Making (16+ years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make soap the old fashioned way? Learn the basics of cold process soap and the fascinating history of how soap was discovered. Explore different ingredients, methods and techniques used to create exciting soaps. Learn to trouble-shoot, package and decorate your soaps. Make a long lasting herbal floral soap and a batch of citrus explosion. All supplies included.

Anvil Centre Room 413B 
Wed, Oct. 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration fee: $41.25 
Barcode # 13177


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 the fearmongering and epidemics to old-time theatre and exhibition shenanigans, our volunteer historians highlight the outtakes from yesteryear. 

Anvil Centre Room 417     
Sat, Nov. 3, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration Required: By Donation 
Barcode # 12227


Lest We Forget: The Cenotaph Project (19+ years)

Join our archivist Barry Dykes as he explains the history of the New Westminster War Memorial and shares with you the archives’ on-going research into the names and lives of those commemorated on it. He will also explain how you can help with the project. Non-Legion members welcome.

Royal Canadian Legion, 631 Sixth St.  
Sat, Nov. 3, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Registration Required: FREE 
Barcode # 12233


Victorian Book Club (18+ years)

Discuss Victorian (and Edwardian) literature and culture as you sip tea in the luxurious 1865 Irving House. We will read literary works by the Brontës, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and many others. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your community! The book club meets on a Saturday afternoon every two months.

Irving House 
Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Please call for dates and more information
Admission by Donation

Drop-In Fee: By Donation