Slice of South Surrey History Reopens
Historic Stewart Farm offers hands-on programs, fun free events for 2018
Aside from the appearance of little children splashing around in colourful gum boots and crocus buds poking out of the ground, another sure-fire sign that Spring is just around the corner is the reopening of the Historic Stewart Farm.
After a brief winter hiatus, South Surrey’s famous historical landmark opened its doors today (Feb 1), welcoming another bloomin’ season of unique educational programs and fun events for the whole family.
“It’s a very exciting day for all of us here on the farm,” said Jerrilin Spence, curator at the site.
“From our popular interpretive tours led by a costumed guide and engaging hands-on school programs to our lineup of free family events, including Family Flags on Feb. 12, 2018 promises to be another big year for us!”
And while the farm’s events and pre-registered programs are always a big draw for local families, schools and tourists, Spence encourages visitors to swing by for a tour and to also enjoy the picturesque property at their own leisure – even on days when there isn’t an event on the farm’s calendar.
The farm house, open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from noon to 4 p.m., whispers the tale of an early Surrey family that lived on the site from 1880 to 1944.
“Our grounds are open every day, even if the farmhouse is not,” added Spence.
“With scenic water views and lots of space for children to run, the Historic Stewart Farm is the perfect spot to unplug and enjoy some quality family time.”
Speaking of quality time with your clan, here’s what’s happening for kids and families in February at the Historic Stewart Farm.
Upcoming Events at Historic Stewart Farm
Family Flags *FREE*
Monday, Feb. 12 (noon to 3 p.m.)
This year marks the 6th annual Family Day in BC. Spend it with your clan by going back in time for a unique family experience at the Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey. The free, fun-filled drop-in event for all ages includes an opportunity to discover the various flags, tartans and coat of arms families once used to represent themselves. Visitors can even make a family crest of their own to take home as a keepsake. Enjoy a guided tour of the house, free baked treat, pioneer children’s games and much more!
Pro-D Day Camp: Sherlock Homes (6-12) – $33
Friday, Feb. 16 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Explore the world of Victorian forensics with Sherlock Holmes! Learn different scientific techniques to help solve the ultimate mystery.
Heritage Sites Bus Tour (16yrs+) – $25
Saturday, February 17 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Reg # 4564815
Get a special glimpse into Surrey’s unique architectural, natural and cultural sites from your seat on the bus and then return to the farmhouse for tea and goodies.
Classic Book Club (16yrs+) – $5
Thursday, February 22 (7 to 9 p.m.)
Reg # 4563914
Enjoy an evening discussing William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair in the cozy period farmhouse with friends, tea and homemade goodies.
ABOUT HISTORIC STEWART FARM
Imagine pioneer life at the turn of the 19th century with a visit to the charming 1894 farmhouse and gardens, old-fashioned crafts and special events. The Historic Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission sponsored by Friends of Museum & Archives Society. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/stewartfarm; Facebook: HeritageSurreyBC
KRISTYL CLARK | COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR