Trethewey House in Abbotsford

Trethewey House in Abbotsford

MSA Museum and Reach Gallery partner for heritage programs

Historic exhibit and heritage house tours are offered

The MSA Museum Society and The Reach Gallery Museum are partnering to create new programs with a heritage theme.

The public can view the historic exhibition Voices of the Valley at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way), and visit Trethewey House Heritage site (2313 Ware St.) for a tour of the house and the heritage gardens.

“Tours and programs have to stay fresh and relevant, and through this exciting partnership, we have been able to completely transform the permanent exhibit in Trethewey House, and not only revamp existing programming, but create new programs which will touch on ‘new to us’ topics,” says Christina Reid, collections and site manager at the heritage site.

Drop-in tours of Trethewey House will be offered Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. During the summer months, the tours are also offered on Saturdays.

The Trethewey House grounds are municipally heritage-designated and home to a heritage garden and several outbuildings, including the 1910 Whatcom Road BC Electric Railway station.

The site is situated on the shores of Mill Lake, named for the mill owned by J.O. Trethewey and his brothers. Free parking is available.

For more information or to book a tour contact Trethewey House at 604-853-0313 or The Reach at 604-864-8087.