Friday May 19th - Monday October 9th, 2017
The exhibition explores the development of White Rock as a Canadian city, but emphasizes little known local stories about several communities present in White Rock over the last 150 years. These stories include the large the Japanese community living near East Beach until 1941, the development of the Semiahmoo reservation, Great Northern Railway as a major silk distributor from Asia, and the challenge facing Chinese Canadians living in the area until the late 1940s. The exhibition features the Campbell River Lumber Company, as one of White Rock’s largest industrial outfits, and the important role it played in bringing a culturally diverse workforce to the Peninsula in the 1920s.
This summer’s show also features an interactive “speaker’s corner” where visitors will have the opportunity to photograph or video in order to share their experience at the museum with the larger community via social media.
What's a BUZZ BOOTH ? you ask ? Well... it is an interactive element to this summer's exhibiton: Mozaics, Understanding White Rock in the Context of Canada.. It's like a speaker's corner, you can create a picture or a video which will be widely shared on the Museums's social media channels. The videos are 30 seconds long in which you can state your first name, your home town and what you are excited about this summer as it relates to Canada 150, the new exhibition, or just why you are proud to be a Canadian.
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 - October, 2017
Currently we are proud to have an exhibition of artwork created by the students from Ecole Peace Arch, including: