At the museum:
Located in the front room of the Maple Ridge Museum, our temporary gallery rotates exhibits every six months. The goal of the space is to highlight parts of our collection that do not necessarily fit into the exhibits currently on display. The space is also used to showcase traveling exhibitions from neighboring museums.
Currently on display is Sisu: Finnish Resilience in Webster’s Corners.
Sisu (pronounced – see’-soo) is the Finnish word for determination and resilience in the face of adversity, an attitude the Finnish community in Maple Ridge embodied. This exhibit will take a look at how the Finns maintained their cultural traditions, enabling them to create a strong tight knit community that could weather the obstacles inherent to pioneer life and immigration in the early 20th century. From commune to community, the story of the Webster’s Corners Finns is one of resilience, warmth, and good humour.
On display from April 1 – August 28, 2022