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Thursday, June 27, 2013 The Korean War was remembered by a Pitt Meadows veteran. Page A3 • LOCAL NEWS • • 604-463-2281 • 48 PAGES Canada Day Haney House invokes 1950s Museum staff are hoping Canada Day events will inspire residents to donate their artifacts from the past 60 years. by Maria Rantanen The 1950s was the first time in history when youth culture began to be celebrated en masse, with Maple Ridge residents recovering from the shock of Second World War in safe, secure nuclear families. And rising from this much celebrated era was the music – rock ’n’ roll – that changed the way youth partied. Canada Day events This historical decade, Maple Ridge already 60 years old, is the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. focus of Haney House’s Canada Day celebration, Memorial Peace Park, 11995 Haney Pl. which will tie into Maple Ridge Museum’s focus on Pitt Meadows music in July. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. But the museum is appealSpirit Square (behind City hall) ing to Maple Ridge residents to donate their artifacts from this iconic era along with their See Canada Day stories on pages 24 to 30. stories to the museum to fill in the gaps in their collection. View The museum has a lot of photos artifacts up until the 1940s, but that’s when the colwith lection gets dry, according to the museum’s curator Allison White. She said she’s looking for items that or are from Maple Ridge, have a story to go with them, online and are unique curiosities. “People don’t think their stuff is history because they’re still alive,” White said, adding that “yesterday is history.” The museum staff is hoping that Maple Ridge residents will start donating items from the 1950s onward. The best items for the museum collection are clothes and accessories – especially unique items. Haney House has displays with some artifacts from the 1950s, and White said she hopes it will inspire people to donate more. Items that fit into the Maple Ridge Library lobby display cases, where the museum has displays twice a year, are especially suitable for the museum. At the Canada Day event at Haney House from noon to 3 p.m., guides will be dressed in the style of the 1950s and will serve root beer floats. Haney House will be open for tours. There will also be activities for children and a photo booth with props and crafts. Haney House is part of the Maple Ridge Museum & Archives and was the home of early resident Thomas Haney and his family. The historic home is located at 11612 224th St., Maple Ridge. Maria Rantanen/TIMES Allison White, curator of the Maple Ridge Museum, was getting ready to welcome visitors to Haney House on Canada Day for a Rock Around the Clock event. GETAWAY SPECIAL - NEW TRUCK & TRAILER GETAWAY DODGE RAM PLUS 20' HIDEOUT Online, all the time... Your BEST Mortgage is One Call Away $45,999 604-466-1976 Both for or a low bi-weekly payment Limited Inventory - CALL NOW CALL 604.465.8931 Donna Telep 22718 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge Fax: 604-466-5348 • Email:

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times June 27 2013

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