Culture & Heritage

Photo Credit: Delta Archives, 2021-024-005. Courtesy of Delta Heritage Society

Donating to the Collection

At this time, the Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre is reviewing its policies and procedures relative to collecting, and how the items collected can support our vision for the future where we tell comprehensive stories about all of Delta’s history and identity. If you have a cherished article that you feel will help us tell a vibrant, exciting story, please contact us and we will review the item together. All donations to the Discovery Centre are being received by appointment only, by calling 604-952-3836 or emailing

There are many areas of interest that have been identified to enhance the collection. All items of historical value are considered as they arise. Areas of concentration for collecting over the next two years will be:

  • Fraser Estuary Resources
  • North Delta Development; especially Norwegian, Japanese, and South Asian
  • Foundational Delta Families
  • North Delta Municipal Infrastructure (for example, Recreation Centres, Sports Groups)
  • Annacis Island Development
  • Pre-1900 Community Development
  • Fishing in the Wake of Industry Depletion

Collections Database

The artefact collection features objects that help tell the stories of Delta’s diverse history.

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Discovery Centre Tours

Visit the Discovery Centre and join one of our free tours to learn more about the storied history of Delta from professionals.

School Programs

The Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre is an engaging and interactive space where visitors can celebrate and explore the histories that form Delta and its diverse communities. Tactile items and activities combined with digital experiences create an accessible environment where visitors can explore everything from Delta’s geography and natural history to its people and politics. The Discovery Centre’s school programs are curriculum-based programs that have been carefully crafted to provide a meaningful informal learning experience.

  • 30 students per class maximum
  • 1 teacher
  • 2 chaperones
  • All programs free
  • Advanced booking required
  • Bookings are done on a first come first serve basis

Cancellation policy: Must give 3 business days' notice or may be unable to book in the future.

Parking: Designated DJHDC parking is available on site. For bus transportation, please use the roundabout in front of the Discovery Centre for drop off and pick up. For bus parking, use free street parking a block away from the Discovery Centre.

To register your class for a school program, contact:

Kendall Kloosterman, Education Coordinator 

T: 604-952-3838 


Educational Kits

Explore various aspects of our city’s history through a series of curriculum-relevant education kits for K-10 students focusing on Delta’s cultural and natural history. Through discussion, observation, and hands-on experience with artefacts from the museum's collection, these programs help bring our local history to life and add an extra dimension to the school curriculum. Education Kits provide students the opportunity to explore primary source materials in the classroom. Our kits include a teacher’s manual, lesson plans, student activity sheets, archival documents and artifacts, and program materials.

  • All kits are free
  • 3 week borrow period
  • Advanced booking required
  • Bookings done on first come first serve basis

To register a kit for your class, contact:


Kendall Kloosterman, Education Coordinator 

T: 604-952-3838 


Delta Regional Heritage Fair

May 3, 2024

Heritage Fair is a free, bilingual educational initiative that encourages students to explore Canadian history and heritage through project-based learning. Open to students in Delta, the Regional Heritage Fair is an exciting event where students present history project displays and learn about Canadian history through interactive workshops and field trips. For further information on the Delta Regional Heritage Fair, visit


Are you looking for a rewarding way to gain experience, learn new skills, and meet new people?

View our current volunteer opportunities and apply today!

Online Volunteer Portal 


Lisa Doepker, Cultural Services Coordinator
T: 604-952-3806

Kevin Hicks, Collections Assistant
T: 604-952-3829

Kendall Kloosterman, Education Coordinator
T: 604-952-3838

Robert Sullivan, Cultural Services Manager
T: 604-952-3540