Artifacts from one of the oldest Olympians, Maple Ridge's Marge Saunders, will be on display at Haney House on Mother's Day.
Saunders left more than 200 artifacts for the museum when she passed away a year and a half ago, and they include paraphernalia from the 1972 Munich Olympics where she participated in archery at the age of 59.
Saunders helped found the Maple Ridge Archery Club and coached until she was 92 years old.
In addition to being an archer, Saunders was an avid cyclist and motorcyclist.
This Mother's Day, May 13, archery equipment and artifacts from the Marge Saunders collection will be on display at Haney House.
Since it's an Olympic year, the staff at the museum is focusing on sports and sports equipment. But this is an area of history for which the museum doesn't have many artifacts, and museum curator Allison White said contributions of sports-related pieces that have a Maple Ridge connection and have some historical value would be appreciated.
The museum is now able to accept more artifacts, as it has rented out a storage locker in the industrial area.
"It's nice to have a locker that's secure and dry where we can put these things till we have a new home," White said.
Haney House, the original home of Thomas Haney and his family, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays until Canada Day, after which hours will be Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mother's Day Tea on the Veranda will be served at the Haney House Museum, 11612 224th St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6.
Visitors are welcome to drop by for tea and tours, but the museum would appreciate it if larger groups could phone in advance, at 604-463-1377.
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