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Storytime on the Porch

Storytime on the Porch is a speaker series aimed at engaging adults and seniors with local heritage. Attendees have the opportunity to share and swap stories with long-term residents of the City of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley in a low-key and comfortable setting.

Matsqui Walking Tour

Meet us in the parking lot of the Matsqui Community Hall for a guided walking tour of historic Matsqui Village! Attendees will have a chance to learn about the creation of Matsqui Village, to hear stories about the region’s Scandinavian roots and to discuss and discover Matsqui’s built heritage.

Book Launch!

Local centenarian and longtime Heritage Abbotsford Society supporter, Ernie Poignant, is launching his latest 126-page cartoon book Welcome to the Past! In celebration of the launch, join us from 1:30 PM to 3 PM on Friday, July 19th! Hosted at Trethewey House Heritage Site, you can: meet Ernie himself, enjoy refreshments, and socialize! All proceeds of this softcover book will go to the Society. No registration is necessary.

This week at Trethewey House Heritage Site


  • Please join us for a Mill Lake Walking Tour at 10 AM on Wednesday. You do not have to pre-register for this free event, but we will postpone in case of rain.
  • Helen Singer (nee Campbell) is our special storyteller for Storytime on the Porch this Thursday at 10. Helen grew up in South Poplar, and will be talking about what it was like to be a girl there.
  • Don’t forget to register your kids for Kids Camp! We’ve partnered with Abbotsford Arts Council for a couple of camps this summer. The first one starts at 9 on Tuesday, July 18th. Call us or AAC for more information, or take a peek at our websites for more information.
  • It’s games night from 5 to 7 this Friday! If the weather holds, you can join us for a game of croquet. If it rains, we’ll play a vintage-style board game in Joey’s Playhouse.

Heritage Site Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12pm-1pm)

Trethewey House Tours:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm