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Delta throwback: Plenty on display at new museum

The city had plenty of donated artifacts for its newly opened museum in 1969
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The museum and archives for decades was located in the historic former city hall building in Ladner Village. The building underwent renovations when the museum moved a few years ago out and is now home to a community police station.

Let's do another throwback and check out the newly opened Delta Museum in Ladner Village in 1969. Here's Alfred Guichon smiling as he picks up a heavy cast iron frying pan in the kitchen display.

The Gurney-Oxford coal and wood range came from the Frank Weaver home in East Delta.

Currently closed until COVID-19 safety protocols allow for a grand opening, a new museum will open in the Ladner civic precinct.

Located next to the Delta Archives, the Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre promises to deliver residents a more interactive experience to learn about Delta’s rich past, in an experience that goes beyond the usual static museum displays.

According to the Parks, Recreation and Culture department, other than a few software updates, work on the new facility is almost complete.