Opened on Thursday February 9, 2017
The White Rock Museum is opening two new permanent galleries:
City By the Salish Sea and a children’s gallery,
We ♥ White Rock. This 500 square foot of revamped gallery space will open to the public on February 9, 2017. These galleries were funded by the City of White Rock and the Province of British Columbia.
The main gallery, City By the Salish Sea takes up White Rock’s most iconic landmarks (the rock, the pier, and the train station), but also delves into stories from the Semiahmoo First Nation, and the building of the first schools and hospitals. The gallery features new interactive features to help visitors engage with the material.
The children’s gallery, We ♥ White Rock, illuminates the natural history of the area through floor to ceiling murals that integrate a dynamic magnet wall. The gallery provides an interactive camp site, similar to those of early settlers and campers in White Rock. Finally, the gallery celebrates the legacy of the trains through White Rock with a train engine to climb inside.
The new floor to ceiling murals have been completed by talented White Rock muralist, Lauralee LaMarche.
The station ticket office offers visitors an interactive experience, as you discover and learn about key items found in this intriguing exhibit.
May, 2017 - January, 2018
Currently we are proud to have an exhibition of artwork created by the students from Ecole Peace Arch, including: