Museum on the Move

Space… location… accessibility… Unfortunately, the Maple Ridge Museum has a number of obstacles towards making our programs available to the community. It is a challenge for the museum to run programs and events that can cater to more than a few people at once, and it is equally difficult for many locals to access our buildings.

The solution:
Instead of depending on bringing the community to the museum, we take the museum into the community!

Our Museum on the Move program brings free, accessible, and inclusive museum learning to all corners of Maple Ridge. The goal of this project is to bring the museum’s stories and programs to the residents and visitors of our city by setting up a mini “pop-up” museum in locations that are frequented by the public as they go about their usual summer activities. Museum on the Move will provide an opportunity for experiential learning through interactive activities, visual displays, and face to face encounters with local historians. It is a chance for everyone to become excited about history and want to learn more about the past / present / future of their community. Whether it is a newcomer jogging through a park, locals visiting the Farmers Market, or a family playing at Albion Sports Complex… everyone will have a chance to stumble across the museum’s programs, engage, learn, and become excited about their community.

Want Museum on the Move in your classroom or at your event? Email mrmeventplanner@gmail.com!

Upcoming Museum on the Move Appearances:

August 31 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Happenings – Family Picnic

September 3 – UBC Research Forest
Partnership with Wild & Immersive

September 17 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: GETI Fest

September 25 – ALLCO Park
Event: Ridge Meadows Rivers Day

November 19 – Maple Ridge Seniors Centre
Event: Repair Café

More appearances are being added all the time!

Past Museum on the Move Appearances:

April 23 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Earth Day

April 29 – May 1 – Albion Fairgrounds
Event: Ridge Meadows Home Show

June 25 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Canadian Multiculturalism Day

July 1 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Canada Day

July 6 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Happenings – Nature Days

July 9 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Farmer’s Market

July 20 – Maple Ridge Park
Partnership with Alouette River Management Society and Fraser River Indigenous Society

July 23 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Farmer’s Market

August 3 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Happenings – Family Games Night

August 6 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Farmer’s Market

August 10 – Brickwood Park
Partnership with Family Leaf Drop In

August 20 – Memorial Peace Park
Event: Farmer’s Market

We are looking for engaged community members to join our board! Visit the Maple Ridge Historical Society page in the About Us section for more information.
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