Opened January 1, 1913, the Station has been an icon along the shoreline of Semiahmoo Bay and in the community of White Rock ever since. It has witnessed a century of growth and activity, from a real estate boom and business development, to the commuter train era and the birth of an arts and culture community. The exhibit examines all facets of the Station’s history from its beginnings as a railway station, to its use today as home for the White Rock Museum & Archives.
Features include video interviews with White Rock residents, railway artifacts, historical photographs, and community stories of the Station. The exhibit also features more hands on components, such as a life-sized cut-out, photo sensor projector and “Excess Baggage,” a historical luggage weigh scale. See how much it would cost to ship you on the railway!
The exhibit runs from May 4th to September 2nd, 2013. We hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone in White Rock’s history!
Currently we are proud to have an exhibition of artwork created by the students from Crescent Park Elementary. This display will be on the Art Wall until the end of May 2013.
The MUSEUM ART WALL PROGRAM celebrates the imaginations of youth in our community. It provides an opportunity for schools on the Peninsula to partner with the Museum to showcase art work created by local children and young people (elementary aged through college) in our exhibit gallery.
Approximately every two months, artwork from a different participating school is featured on the ART WALL. A reception is planned for the students and their families during the exhibit, and participants are awarded a certificate from the Museum and given a chance to speak publicly about their artwork. For many young people, this is the first opportunity they have had to showcase their talents.
If you are interested in having your school participate in the Museum Art Wall Program, please contact the museum by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604.541.2251. We would be delighted to talk to you about this opportunity.
January – March: White Rock Elementary
April – May: Crescent Park Elementary
June – August: Ray Shepard Elementary
September – November: Semiahmoo Senior Secondary
Our thanks to volunteers Nancy Alliston and Marilyn Murphy, who oversee the Art Wall Program and to Jolene Laing and Doug Mclean for their generous sponsorship of this ongoing program.
The Station Ticket Office exhibit is now open again.