Abbotsford – Heritage Abbotsford Society has made its collections more accessible by launching its collections catalogue online thins month. The Society, which originated as a grassroots organization in the late 1960’s, has collected things with provenance to what is now the City of Abbotsford since its inception. Over the years, the Society has displayed the collection in a variety of locations, and currently, some of the artifacts can be seen on display at the Society’s home base,Trethewey House, as well as in the Voices of the Valley exhibit on display at The Reach Gallery and Museum.
“Museums hold a lot more belongings than they can display, and this is a great opportunity for people to find out about the stories which aren’t on exhibit,”says Sara Bremner, Heritage Abbotsford’s Conservation Technologist.
You can now find information about the many artifacts, photos and archival holdings in stewardship of the Society via their website, www.HeritageAbbotsford.ca
The Society will be launching its latest exhibit,The River People and the Land: Living with S’ólh Téméxw,on June 13th,to coincide with the 5th annual Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day.
You’re invited to celebrate National Indigenous History Month virtually this year, with a market, webinars, children’s programming and gatherings under the Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day banner being held virtually throughout the month of June.