School Tours

_mg_9542_30px Guided School Tours | All Ages | 1 ½ Hours |$5/person


See and learn about Abbotsford’s history first-hand by touring Trethewey House, a heritage home reset to the 1920s! In this two-part program led by museum staff, students will discover everyday life in early twentieth century Abbotsford and will learn about the development of both the city and the local lumber industry. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in one of the following workshops:

Current Workshops:


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What’s that for? What can we learn from it? Students will learn how to handle objects (with gloves on!) in a museum setting and will have the opportunity to learn how to interpret and assess the importance of objects and primary sources.
Curricular Competencies:
  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions, gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Sequence objects, images, and events, and distinguish between what has changed and what has stayed the same (continuity and change)

Curricular Competencies:
  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Sequence objects, images, and events, and explain why some aspects change and others stay the same (continuity and change)

Curricular Competencies:
  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Sequence objects, images, and events and explain why some aspects change and others stay the same (continuity and change)

Curricular Competencies:
  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of different sources
  • Sequence objects, images, and events, and determine continuities and changes between different time periods and places

Curricular Competencies:
  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of different sources
  • Sequence objects, images, and events, and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present

Curricular Competencies:
  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media
  • Sequence objects, images, and events, and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present (continuity and change)

Students had chores? What’s that lard pail used for? Classes will learn about school life in the 1920s in our recreation schoolhouse and students  will participate in hands-on activities designed to show how education and school-life has changed in Abbotsford since the early 20th century.

 

 


For more information about our school tour program, please contact our Programs Officer at airwin@tretheweyhouse.ca or phone 604-853-0313.

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

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