The ribbon-cutting at the new LMH archives at Michaud House. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Langley Memorial Hospital archival museum opens May 12

Season opening to be marked by springtime tea at Michaud House

  • Apr. 25, 2018 9:31 a.m.

A springtime tea will launch this year’s opening of the Langley Memorial Hospital archival museum at Michaud House.

Local author and columnist Jim McGregor will sign copies of Special Days Make Lasting Memories at the event, which will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 — just in time for Mother’s Day the following day.

Michaud House is at 5202 204 St., in Langley City.

When the museum, which is run by volunteers, opened officially last July, the response was overwhelming. Many who attended the ribbon cutting were retired doctors, nurses and other staff from LMH, which marks its 70th anniversary this year. Many of those who attended the opening, and those who have visited over the last few months, were simply interested because LMH was their birthplace.

READ MORE: Preserving hospital history in Langley

Nursing students have been amazed when they compare the instruments with which they are learning their vocation to those that are many decades old.

Fittingly, among the highlights are forceps used “in the good old days” and a cardboard box that newborns were sent home in at a time when infant restraint seats were not mandatory.

After the tea, the museum will remain open by appointment only. This can be arranged by contacting volunteers Doris at 604 534-3384 or do_ried@telus.net, or Natasha at natashajones.write@gmail.com. Entrance to the museum is by donation.

McGregor’s book is a compilation of columns he has written for the Langley Times. The chapters reflect the hum of life around special occasions, including Mother’s Day. In the chapter titled Mother’s Day Gifts, the author notes that there are two ways to choose a gift for mothers. “One involves spending money; one involves spending time.”



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Arena opens at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre

Grand procession brings Aldergrove ice arena users to new facility

Boys and their toys gearing up for Cruise-In

The story behind some of the cool cars coming to annual Aldergrove car show and fundraiser

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Air quality advisory continues in the Lower Mainland

Smoke from Interior fires brings fine particulate

VIDEO: Burnouts in the Sky returns in honour of Bradley McPherson

Annual car show returns for first time since McPherson’s killer was convicted

‘We will not forget:’ Thousands attend funeral fallen Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

Eagle tree cut down legally a 1st for B.C. city

Planned eagle preserve ‘a first for City of Surrey’

Smoky skies like a disappearing act for sights, monuments around B.C.

Haze expected to last the next several days, Environment Canada said

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

Some of B.C.’s air quality levels worse than Jodhpur, India

Okanagan, northern B.C. seeing some of the worst air quality globally

VIDEO: Ground crews keep a close eye on largest B.C. wildfire

Originally estimated to be 79,192 hectares, officials said more accurate mapping shows smaller size

Most Read