The historic St. Thomas Anglican Church will be one of the stops on a walking tour as part of the B.C. Historical Federation conference this week in Chilliwack. (Chilliwack Progress file)

B.C. history conference in Chilliwack this week

Conference has lectures, workshops, field trips in Chilliwack

Delegates will be streaming into Chilliwack this week for the B.C. Historical Federation’s annual conference.

They will be taking in lectures, workshops, field trips and an awards banquet.

“This is a unique opportunity for conference attendees to get a glimpse inside some of Chilliwack’s finest heritage buildings,” said Laura Reid, a board member of Heritage Chilliwack Society.

Members of the Heritage Chilliwack Society will be leading conference delegates on a Downtown Historic Walking tour on Friday afternoon.

“They will see examples of adaptive re-use, learn how St. Thomas was moved to its current location, and step inside a beautifully restored heritage designated home,” Reid said.

The walking tour will showcase three downtown buildings ranging from a re-purposed fire hall, a grand heritage home, to St. Thomas Anglican Church, built circa 1897.

The conference wraps up on Sunday, May 28.