Discover our Stories: Community History
There are more than 1,500 research files on different topics in community history as well as nearly 15,000 indexed photographs and a large collection of original community records at the Maple Ridge Community Archives, housed within the Maple Ridge Museum. We also have copies of the Maple Ridge — Pitt Meadows Gazette which are indexed from 1922 to 1970.
This website is our first step onto the information highway to provide access to our historical information to a wider audience. We would like to acknowledge the BC 150 program grant that made this effort possible.
The website is a work in progress. We will be adding more information as we get it prepared. If you do not find what you are looking for, don’t despair. Please use our information request form and we will let you know what further information we have.
Please remember too, that you are all a part of our community and that this collection has grown by the simple act of donation by families and individuals who wanted their stories preserved. Do contact us if you have materials you feel belong in the Maple Ridge Community Archives.
Out of the Box Artifacts
Our collection of artifacts at the Maple Ridge Museum and Haney House Museum include more than 16,000 items. We are only able to display maybe 2% of our collection in our museums with the rest rotating in and out of storage. Featured here is a selection of our favourites.
Out of the Vault: Archives
There are more than 1,500 research files on different topics in community history as well as nearly 15,000 indexed photographs and a large collection of original community records at the Maple Ridge Community Archives. These are a few of our favourites and most distinguished.