Kilby Historic Site hosts gala evening as fundraiser

Money raised will help preserve local historic treasure

A gala fundraiser for the Kilby Historic Site is coming up quickly, but tickets are still available.

The event will be held at the renowned Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa on Saturday, March 10.

All proceeds from this event go directly towards the preservation and sustainability of Kilby Historic Site. The museum is operated by a non-profit society that preserves the Kilby museum for local residents, visitors and future generations; delivers educational programming; creates local employment, and increases tourism in this region.

Thomas Kilby opened Kilby General Store in 1906. His son, Acton, took over the store in 1922, which is reflected in the era that Kilby Historic Site represents. After a lifetime of collecting memorabilia, Acton turned the store into a museum in 1977.

Today, Kilby General Store is a world class 1920s Fraser Valley living history site, complete with costumed interpreters. This five-acre BC Heritage attraction includes our 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel & Post Office, as well as friendly farm animals and orchard playground. Site facilities include our quaint home-style restaurant, unique country gift shop and 22-site campground on scenic Harrison Bay.

The Gala Fundraiser doors open at 5:30 starting off with a silent auction and no host bar. The Resort’s famous three course buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. Edith Wallace will entertain guests from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m. the Silent Auction will end and the evening will come to a close.

Tickets are $50 per person. For tickets, visit the District of Kent office or Tourism Harrison Visitor Centre, or

call Kilby Historic Site at 604-796-9576 to purchase your tickets.