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The Craft of Craftsman: An Architectural Tour of Trethewey House

From Vancouver Craftsman and Traditional Craftsman to Craftsman Bungalow, BC’s west coast has always been at the forefront of Craftsman home design. Heritage Abbotsford Society invites you to come celebrate The Craft of Craftsman with an architectural tour of Abbotsford’s premier Craftsman home, Trethewey House! Whether you’re interested in local history in general, or Craftsman architecture specifically, this is the house tour for you. Get off the beaten museum track and check out this heritage home as we kick off our fall programming with this fun Culture Days event. This is a drop-in program which does not require registration.

Matsqui Village Walking Tour

Meet us in the parking lot of the Matsqui Community Hall (33676 St. Olaf Avenue) at 10 AM 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.

Storytime on the Porch – Maan Family


Join us on the porch at Trethewey House Heritage Site for our third year of Storytime on the Porch! Each Thursday at 10 AM we will be hosting one or more long-time residents of the City of Abbotsford who will share their experiences, stories, and tales about growing up and living in the City. Speakers and visitors will have a chance to share and swap stories, ask questions and engage in deep, meaningful discussion in a low-key, quiet setting. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Our featured guests on August 23rd will be the Maan Family, owner-operators of Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery.

CANCELLED – Heritage Day Camp

This event has been cancelled.

Trethewey House Heritage Site is having a Heritage Day Camp for kids age 8-12 on August 17th, 9 AM to 12 PM. Kids will do arts and crafts, participate in a scavenger hunt, play historical games, and more! Sign up deadline is August 10th. Please call (604) 853-0313 for registration.

Mill Lake Walking Tour

Interested in learning about the history of Mill Lake or looking for a new perspective on your stroll around Mill Lake? Meet us on the concrete slab at Trethewey House Heritage Site and join one of our staff members for a guided walking tour around the Lake! Learn about Mill Lake’s storied past as a local and provincial lumber hub, discover the history of the Lake’s development and learn about the history of the surrounding community!

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

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