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Starting today, the Museum will be open every Sunday until 22nd December from noon until 3pm. Stop by for a visit - have a look around and see what the Heritage Society does to preserve history in our community. Consider getting a membership and getting involved. Admission is by donation.

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Congratulations to Jake Bergen, our Grand Door Prize winner from #cruisein2019

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Great day so far! Stop by for a visit, open until 4pm today. #heritagematters #communityarchives #museum ... See MoreSee Less

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It has gotten a little #prehistoric at the #museum during #cruisein2019.

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Another classic at the #museum. Stop by for a visit.
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A #ClassicTreasure at the #Museum today. Stop by and visit for awhile we're open until 4pm.
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Getting ready for Langley Good Times Cruise-In - the museum will be open 8am - 4pm on Saturday September 7th. Stop by and visit, enter the Door Prize draw, watch the Suburban Swing Abbotsford dancers at noon, we've got plenty going on. Thank you to the Township of Langley for continued support.
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2 weeks ago

Alder Grove Heritage Society

A little local historyOn May 8th of 1906, three armed and masked men held up the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Transcontinental Express, at a place called Duck’s Station, 17 miles east of Kamloops, B.C. It was a botched robbery to say the least. The bandits ordered the engine and mail car uncoupled, and moved the train a mile down the track. Realizing that the safe containing 35,000 dollars in gold had been mistakenly left behind in the second express car, which was still attached to the main passenger cars, they started going through the mail sacks. Overlooking a bag containing over 40,000 dollars in cash, they ended up with only 15 dollars and 50 cents, and a bottle of liver pills.

The holdup set off one of the largest manhunts in Canadian history. One of the men being hunted, was the notorious Bill Miner, the last of the old-time bandits…

Nicknamed “The Gentleman Bandit,” Bill Miner was a legendary criminal on both sides of the Canada–U.S. border. Although he committed dozens of robberies and escaped from multiple prisons, many saw him as a generous folk hero who targeted exploitative corporations only. We hold many documents and other material relating to Miner in our collection.

On our latest podcast episode, we discuss the life and times of the legendary criminal with author and historian John Boessenecker. You can listen here: ow.ly/3Azu50vQ9Dh
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Check out this video from Parks Canada - a guided underwater tour of Sir John Franklin's ship H.M.S. Terror

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Welcome to Super Steve's Tire & Mechanical - our newest Corporate Member!

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In our #communityarchives Second Revised Edition of the Civil Defense Manual for Volunteer Fire Departments, 1951. The first edition was published in 1941, during WW2. The manual was meant to prepare emergency services for a serial bombardment, guided missile attack or sabotage activities by a foreign enemy.

Part of our Dams Family Aldergrove Volunteer Fire Department Collection.

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