Coffee talks in February at The Reach

The gallery museum in Abbotsford hosts the sessions on Wednesday mornings

Matsqui Village

Matsqui Village

The Reach Gallery Museum continues its Culture, Coffee and Cookies (C3) mornings throughout February.

The sessions are held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

On Feb. 10, docent Lillian Toews leads a tour of the new Mennonite Heritage Museum. Participants are asked to meet at 1818 Clearbrook Rd.

The museum’s permanent exhibit hall illustrates the story of the Mennonites over 500 years, beginning with the Anabaptists of the 16th century.

On Feb. 17 at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way), C3 focuses on the Scandinavian roots of Matsqui Village.

Christina Reid, curator of historical collections at Trethewey Heritage House, talks about the reasons Scandinavians left their homelands for Matsqui, and why they settled in this village in particular.

On Feb. 24, The Reach’s curator of historical collections, Kris Foulds, leads a tour of the Heritage Exhibition: Voices of the Valley, funded by Columbia Kitchen Cabinets Ltd.

This exhibition brings together The Reach and the MSA Museum Society’s material culture collections, photographs, archival material and collections of oral histories. Collectively, they illustrate significant local themes and events through the eyes of individuals who experienced them.

For more information or to register for any of the sessions, visit thereach.ca/events-programs or call 604-864-8087 (ext. 0).