Embroidery 101 (16+ years)
Developed from the decorative possibilities of sewing, the art of embroidery has been passed from generation to generation in diverse cultures, often shown as a mark of wealth and status. Beginning with a tour of Irving House to draw inspiration from embroidered artefacts in the Museum’s collection, learn four embroidery methods – basic stitches, chicken scratch, cross stitch, and silk ribbon. All supplies included.

Irving House  
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
February 23-March 16
Registration Fee: 47.00  16603

SFU Philosopher’s Café – Intergroup Relations in Early BC (16+ years)
From the first contact of Europeans with the First Nation's Peoples, the formation of Canada, through the Gold Rush, we take a look at the early history of British Columbia in terms of how intergroup relations developed between multi-ethnic peoples and their consequences from our modern-day perspectives. This program is in association with New Westminster Museum’s permanent gallery.
Moderator: Valerie Malla

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre 
Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
January 16
Drop-in Fee: Free

Afternoon Tea at Irving House (14+ years)
Tea has become a staple in many Canadian homes, but what is afternoon tea and how does it differ from high tea? How has tea impacted world events, world cultures and the Canadian culture? Join us at Irving House as we learn about this staple in Canadian homes and enjoy a proper sitting of this tradition.

Irving House 
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
January 27
Registration Fee: $20.00   16605

All Natural Hair Care (16+ years)
Get back to the roots of natural hair care. Using an array of herbal botanicals, aromatherapy oils, and moisturizing shampoo bars, make your own nourishing hair products whether your hair is oily, dry, colour treated or dealing with dandruff or hair loss. Make and take a black castor oil scalp soother, dry shampoo, hydrating leave-in conditioner, and an herbal shampoo. All supplies included.

Anvil Centre Studio 411A
Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
January 30
Registration Fee: $45.00  16608

SFU Philosopher’s Café – Canada’s Immigration Policies (16+ years)
Canada's immigration policies are referred to as they became more restrictive in the early 20th century to less restrictive in the late 20th century: discussion around immigration, diversity, multiculturalism, and community will be the focus. This program is in association with New Westminster Museum’s permanent gallery.
Moderator: Valerie Malla
New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre 

Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
February 6
Drop-in Fee: Free

Botanical Body Care (16+ years)
Tap into the natural power of plants. Learn to make botanical body care products and take home a ginger n’ lime body polish, aloe body spray, hibiscus body wash, and tropical body butter. All supplies included.

Anvil Centre Room 411A  
Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
February 19
Registration Fee: $42.25  16609

SFU Philosopher’s Café – Getting the Word Out (16+ years)
In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out, discuss relevant philosophical issues with members of your community. How do we get access to correct information via the mainstream media outlets? Are they reliable?  Is there such a thing as "fake news"?  What are the effects of propaganda?  Finally, what is our responsibility to ensure that healthy and responsible communications are part of our real experiences?
Moderator: Valerie Malla

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

Protest & Propaganda: Printmaking Workshop (18+ years)
Learn about New Westminster’s history of printmaking and propaganda in our museum gallery, then create a relief print of your own New Westminster-inspired propaganda poster during this hands-on printmaking workshop. This program is in association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out. All supplies included.

Anvil Centre Studio 411A  
Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
February 28
Registration Fee: $16.00  16610

Victorian Book Club (16+ years)
Discuss Victorian 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 others. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your community! The club meets on Saturday’s every two months.

Irving House 
Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Call for dates
Drop-In Fee: By Donation

Tick-Talk: Crime and Punishment Student Conference (14+ years)
In partnership with Douglas College, the New Westminster Museum and Archives welcomes you to 'Tick-talk, Crime and Consequences'; a student conference presented in association with the museum's 2018 summer student exhibit The Long Hours.

Adopting a fast-paced presentation format, criminology students will raise key issues and challenges, describe personal experiences, and disseminate unique ideas from their field of study.  Presentation topics include wrongful convictions, the right to legal representation, the over-representation of indigenous peoples in Canada's criminal justice system, youth justice policy, and connections between mental heath and criminal justice.  The conference will include several discussion sessions to generate valuable dialogue among students, academics, practitioners, and members of the public.

Anvil Centre Theatre (3rd floor)
Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm
March 20
Registration Fee: Free     23477


Drop-In Fee: By Donation