White Rock Museum seeks community involvement to celebrate century mark

The White Rock Museum & Archives building will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, and all those with memories of this White Rock icon are invited to participate.

Over the past century, the former railway station has served many roles in the community. In its original role, it saw men commuting daily to the city, hoards of city families flocking to the beaches in summer, and soldiers travelling to far off lands to defend our rights and freedoms. In its heyday, it was the hub of the little community of White Rock.

Later, the decline in passenger service led to the transition of the station from transportation depot to community arts, information and culture centre. From 1991, it has been the home of the museum and archives.

To mark this milestone, an exhibit is planned for next May. In preparation for the event, the Museum is appealing to the community to share photos, stories, or related objects of their experiences regarding the station's former lives. Did you use the ladies' washroom to change before heading down to the beach? Did you meet your friends at the station to exchange the latest gossip? Did you attend an art show or rent the space for an exhibition in the building?

Contact the Museum and Archives and make your mark in this nostalgic tribute to a White Rock landmark!

For more information contact:

Amanda Sittrop, Collections & Exhibits Coordinator
Hours: Wednesday-­‐Friday, 9:30am-­‐5pm (4pm Fridays)
White Rock Museum & Archives
14970 Marine Drive
White Rock, B.C. V4B 1C4