Museum & Heritage

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

Donating to the Collection

At this time, the museum 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 museum 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

Museum Collections Database

Please note: the Archives and Museum databases are temporarily down. Please contact us directly at 604-952-3836 or e-mail for access to particular materials or database descriptions.

    Discovery Centre Tours

    Visit the Discovery Centre and join one of our three available free tours to learn more about the storied history of Delta from knowledgeable heritage 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 will 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 rental
    • 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 Museum volunteers play an important role in making our community’s history come alive. Volunteers are needed to help greet museum visitors and to deliver school programs. Minimal experience is required to volunteer with the museum and thorough training is provided.

    Presently, we are accepting Volunteer applications for Museum Docent.

    For application details, contact:


    Kendall Kloosterman, Education Coordinator 

    T: 604-952-3838 



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

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

    Robert Sullivan, Cultural Services Manager
    T: 604-953-3540

    Michelle Taylor, Curator
    T: 604-952-3837