This Saturday, market-goers can get fresh fruit and vegetables at Memorial Peace Park along with a history lesson.
The Maple Ridge Historical Society will host History Goes to Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the focus will be on historical neighbourhoods of Maple Ridge.
The museum will have information on Port Hammond, Webster's Corners, Whonnock, Ruskin, and Allco.
In addition to boards of information about these neighbourhoods, there will be representatives from some of the modern-day community associations, for example, a representative from the recently formed Hammond Neighbours, as well as Fred Braches from the Whonnock Community Association.
Being at the market with historical displays opens up the possibilities of evoking memories from long-time residents, said Maple Ridge Museum director Val Patenaude.
People especially remember where they used to hang around as teenagers, but there are many landmarks and businesses that have disappeared without a trace that the museum has no pictures of, Patenaude said. For example, when she moved to the area in the early 1980s, there was a stone castle where Rona is now located on Lougheed Highway. It was in conjunction with a car dealership, Patenaude said.
"Things like that people remember as landmarks, but I have zero pictures for," Patenaude said.
The second History Goes to Market event will be held in mid-September.
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