Tales of Fort Langley’s history will be told by local artist and teacher Emilie Colbourne in a guided walking tour being held during Heritage Week.

Heritage Week in Langley a stroll into the past

Explore Langley’s history in February, through a couple of unique events.

 

 

Heritage Week will soon be here and the Langley Centennial Museum is inviting the public to celebrate by taking a glimpse back in time.

The museum, located at 9135 King Street in Fort Langley, is offering programs that will give participants the chance to discover and appreciate the historic significance of some of the heritage buildings that are core to their community.

The museum has organized two historic tours that organizers hope will surprise and excite participants, and enhance their understanding and appreciation for history.

Strolling Through Time: a guided walking tour of Fort Langley

Join local artist and teacher Emilie Colbourne on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., as she discusses the local lore and legend of Fort Langley’s historical buildings and businesses.

Colbourne will set the stage by arriving dressed in period costume, and the guided tour promises to be lively and the stories highly entertaining.

During the tour, the group will stroll through selected areas, learning about their tales, before finishing up with a visit to the Blacksmith Bakery, which is located on the original site of Reid’s Blacksmith Shop (circa 1910).

This outdoor tour will run rain or shine, so participants should come dressed for the weather. Registration is required and the program is $15, which includes a coffee and baked goods.

Historic Murrayville Bus Tour

Experience Langley’s history by taking this heritage bus trip, which is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of local heritage buildings.

Participants have the chance to tour the inside of five buildings and view multiple other sites in Murrayville.

Participants will receive an introduction to the community’s history and the background stories that come with it.

This day-long exclusive bus trip will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and includes lunch at Porter’s Bistro Coffee & Tea House.

The trip will be narrated by Langley Heritage Society president Fred Pepin, who is an experienced guide.

The tour includes private tours of Montessori School, Milner Church, Dixon House & Barn, the Pump House, Murrayville Hall, and a chance to view many other heritage buildings and sites.

Registration is required and the program is $30, including lunch.

To register, or for more information about these or any other Langley Centennial Museum programs or events, call 604.532.3536 or visit museum.tol.ca.

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