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Columbian College top for New Westminster HIstorial Society

Last fall when a guest speaker at a New Westminster Historical Society evening mentioned Columbian College, which closed down in the 1930s, many in the audience wanted to know more.

So the society is going to give it to them on Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., in the New Westminster library auditorium.

Columbian College was on First Street in the area where the College Court cul-de-sac now is. The presentation will include photos of the school's interior and exterior as well as a school calendar outlining what classes would have looked like.

The evening will also have a segment on a photo story on New Westminster published in an 1891 Saturday edition of the Toronto Globe.

That will be followed by close-up pictures of local stores in early New Westminster.

The program is free and there is no need to pre-register.

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