The Maple Ridge Community Archives is now open!
For the first time in our long history, the Maple Ridge Historical Society has opened a publicly accessible archives space. For the past several months the Maple Ridge Museum staff has been hard at work converting the existing Brickyard Office Building at the museum site from a cluttered storage space to a functional archives. In the past those who wanted to access our extensive community archives could only do so through museum employees as there was no space to allow for visitors and hands on research. Now, community members who would like to search our research collection, archival collections, photographs, and collection of community newspapers can do so themselves with the assistance of museum staff and a trained Archivist.
While we are excited for this step, we are still working on our goal of getting a larger and more appropriate space for our archives. The Brickyard Office Building, while beautiful, is still too small to house our entire archives. At the moment only about 70% of the archives fits in the building. The rest is in permanent storage, and that is not including the Whonnock archives that lives in Mission. Those archives materials will eventually come back to Maple Ridge when we have the space for it.
Visit the Archives!
Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm by appointment. Please await confirmation of your appointment from the archivist before arriving. Same-day appointments are not always possible, due to scheduling and access requirements.
Make an Appointment by clicking the link and filling out the form