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Old Fashioned Breakfast With Santa

Make some cherished family memories!! The MSA Museum Society invites you to come and experience an old fashioned breakfast with Santa. Klassic Catering will be making delicious pancakes and sausages for our special guests! Coffee, tea and juice will also be served.

The seating is limited. There will be two sittings to choose from: 9:30am and 10:30am. Please RSVP by Friday, December 12th, 2014.

Tickets can be purchased with cash or cheque at the MSA Museum Society (2313 Ware Street) or click here to go online at Eventbrite.

Sing along with the fabulous Christmas Carollers! Have your picture taken with Santa and tour the beautiful Trethewey House with all it’s fine 1920’s decor!! Children can decorate a gingerbread cookie as well as make a souvenir button. It will be a wonderful time for families to enjoy!






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Lifewriting Made Easy – November 22nd, 2014 with Philip Sherwood

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to write about your life!

Free parking is available for the event at the Museum at 2313 Ware Street. Seating is limited, and advance registration is mandatory. For more information and to register and receive a syllabus, contact the Museum at 604.853.0313 or by email at info@msamuseum.ca

Click here for more information: http://www.msamuseum.ca/lifewriting-made-easy-with-philip-sherwood-lifewriters-ca/



Lifewriting Made Easy – With Philip Sherwood, lifewriters.ca

Poster for November session


Writing seminar for aspiring lifewriters

Fraser Valley residents who want to write their life stories can kick-start the process at an all-day lifewriting seminar on November 22, 9:30–3:30 p.m. at the MSA Museum (Trethewey House) in Abbotsford. Participants will identify strategies for completing the four-step writing process, explore the principles of creative non-fiction, and gain an understanding of thorny issues such as how much truth and dealing with trauma. The seminar is co-sponsored by the MSA Museum Society and local writer / editor Philip Sherwood and costs $50.00.

Leading the November 22 seminar is Abbotsford writer / editor / personal historian Philip Sherwood, whose company lifewriters.ca specialises in helping individuals, families, organisations, and communities tell and preserve their stories in book form. Philip recently won the Abbotsford Arts Council 2014 Arty Award for Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts.

The seminar is one of several services that the MSA Museum offers to aspiring memoirists, lifewriters, and family historians. These include free information sessions held three times a year, free one-on-one consultations, a list of do-it-yourself resources, and several fee-based services.

For more information:

Dorothy van der Ree
Executive Director,
MSA Museum Society
2313 Ware Street
Abbotsford BC V2S 3C6

Tel. 604.853.0313
Email: Dorothy.v@msamuseum.ca


Lifewriting seminar syllabus 22 Nov 2014

Nabob & Lipton Tea Exhibit

Both the Nabob company and Lipton company actually started out as grocery brands. Thomas Lipton started his grocery chain in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1871.

The Nabob collection you see here was donated by Al Antonson, who worked for Nabob in the late 1940s. —

Nabob Display



This tea caddy (pictured below on the far left), produced by Lipton’s, includes the exhibition’s official mark of the stylized lion designed by F. C. Herrick, and was donated by Mr. Atsma.

tea caddy

More pictures are on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/trethewey.house.5

Or feel free to drop by!  We are open from 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday (closed for lunch from noon to 1pm)

Trethewey House Wine Festival

This event promises to be a time you will not forget!  It will be an evening of elegance, wine, live music and delectable food. A wide selection of local and international wines will be poured, there will be live music by local artists and plenty of giveaways. Masquerade attire is not required. Come enjoy a magical evening amongst the charm of the Trethewey House and some fine wine. 

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