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Digital Exhibits

The Surrey Archives presents several digital exhibitions each year, exploring everything from transportation history, to heritage sites, to specific time periods in Surrey's history. Visit the Surrey Archives YouTube channel for additional seasonal content.

Spring 2016 – The Sixties in Surrey

Discover Surrey of the 1960s in 265 seconds! Lose yourself in this decade’s groovy beat through tales of developing transportation routes, entertainment venues, and more. Archival records provide a brief snapshot of local experiences in this decade.

Spring 2016 – Camp Alexandra: 100 Years Building a Spirit of Community

Join us in this narrated digital exhibit celebrating 100 years of Camp Alexandra at Crescent Beach. From 1916 to the present, Camp Alexandra has become an important part of South Surrey.

Fall 2015 - Growing Up in Surrey: 100 Years of History

Watch over 100 years of Surrey childhood experiences in just under 350 seconds! Archival photographs, documents and oral histories provide a brief snapshot of the experiences of growing up in Surrey from the 1870s to the 1970s.

Summer 2015 – Her-Story: A Brief Women’s History of Surrey

Explore Surrey's history from a female perspective. Female experiences in Surrey's past take the centre stage in this brief introduction to women's history in Surrey.

Fall 2014 - Surrey's Next 50 Years: 1930-1979

This visual timeline begins where "Surrey's First 50 Years" left off. Explore five decades of the City's history in under 400 seconds! Our supplemental timeline includes additional events/facts about Surrey between 1930 and 1979.

Spring 2014 - Town Hall to City Hall

Take a nostalgic look back at Surrey's city halls. Since its incorporation in 1879, Surrey has had four city halls. Surrey's current city hall opened for business on February 17, 2014.

Fall 2013 - The Railway Era: Surrey's History in Motion

An introduction to Surrey's railway era, from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Spring 2013 - Surrey's First 50 Years

A visual timeline of Surrey's first 50 years, 1879 to 1929.

Spring 2012 - A Century at the 1912 Municipal Hall

Surrey's 1912 Municipal Hall in Cloverdale celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. It has served the City of Surrey in many capacities over the years.

Fall 2012 - Commuting Over the Years: A Brief Introduction

An introduction to Surrey's transportation history in just over 5 minutes and 550 words.