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Sto'lo: People of the River

First Nations Peoples' have played an integral role in the historical story of Canada and have been instrumental in the development of Canadian identity.

 The Agassiz area has experienced a rich history of the local First Nations peoples, specifically the Sto’lo, known for their interconnectivity to the Fraser River.


Our exhibit and interpretive information will allow you to get insight into how Indigenous peoples' in our area would have lived in the past. 


The Agassiz Legacy

By the late 1800’s, times were changing and the Fraser Valley was rife with opportunity.  The Agassiz family had come to the district in 1852 to settle the land and homestead their claim naming it Ferny Coombe. 

At the museum, you’ll be able to see some of the original Agassiz family artifacts and get insight into homesteading and farming in the mid 1800's. This includes Mrs. Agassiz' original chair adjacent to a picture of her sitting in it.


Knee High by the 1st of July

Knee High by the 1st of July is our online virtual tour.


The legacy of settling the land of the Agassiz area, with the experimental farm of so much acclaim, meant that corn was a main-stay in the community.  A long line of Corn-Kings and Corn-Queens can attest to the devotion from all the parishioners. 


With this short story and research paper, you’ll be able to get an insight into how much of a role the crop played in the early days of the community, and how it also affects today’s produce and economy.

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