Public’s help needed to shed light on items in Delta’s collection

As the City of Delta and the Delta Heritage Society await the opportunities a new cultural centre will bring, they’re taking a close look at items in the collection. This review leads to not only bringing in additional artifacts to completely tell the community’s story, but also removing items that might not be relevant to Delta.

Each item is given careful consideration. Along with an established set of criteria, those involved in curating the collection count on the information provided by the donor when deciding whether an item should be added, retained or removed.

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Occasionally they come across an item that might have more of a story than what has been provided. In these instances, additional information is needed, so the public is asked for help.

Here are four items currently being reviewed where information is lacking:

  1. Ladner: “Teen Town” crest – any information or additional items
  2. North Delta: treadle sewing machine owned by Annie Grove/Grover/Groves
  3. North Delta: portable sewing machine owned by Mrs. Mugford
  4. Binnacle: This stunning brass binnacle stands about four feet tall. It was brought in as a loan in the 1970s by an unknown person.

Anyone with information that could help with decisions on these pieces is asked to contact curator Darryl MacKenzie at 604-952-3837 or or visit

For more information on the accessioning and deaccessioning of artifacts, visit


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