Events

JUST A REMINDER OF THE UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PORT MOODY STATION MUSEUM

The How To’s of Maintaining a Heritage Home or Building
Sunday, May 31, 9:30-3:30pm
$10:00 per person-includes lunch.
Guest Speaker: Mr.Don Luxton

PoMo Station Museum’s Summer Exhibit Opening
Sunday, June 1, 1:30pm
Join us in experiencing our new summer displays…..
Clean Laundry a Metaphor for Clean Earth; Summer Attire; Forest Industry of Port Moody; CPR and Port Moody

The Port Moody Heritage Society – Annual General Meeting
Sunday, June 8th,
12:30pm – BBQ Get together
1:15pmn – AGM
All members are encouraged to attend.

Please Note: See further information in other releases

Annual General Meeting – Port Moody Heritage Society

June 8 (Sunday)
  • 12:30 pm – BBQ hotdogs
  • 1:15 pm – AGM

All members are encouraged to attend.
Included in regular business will be a motion to change Bylaws regarding terms of office for officers and directors.

Once again the Port Moody Heritage Society is looking for board members with an interest in preserving Port Moody’s heritage. this June 8th at the Annual General Meeting, the Society will elect a volunteer board of directors, which will oversee and provide direction for the museum. Join us for light refreshments, snacks, meet our current Board of Directors and learn more on how you can become involved in your heritage!

Memberships:

  • Membership: $5
  • Corporate: $25
  • Life: $500

Donations to the museum are always gratefully accepted. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $25 or by request.

Consider giving a Gift Membership

For more information contact Maud Sanford at 604.939.1648 or email pmmuseum@telus.net.

Heritage Restoration Workshop

GIVE NEW LIFE TO YOUR HERITAGE HOME OR BUILDING

Port Moody, BC, May 31, 2008 – A rare opportunity to learn the how to’s of maintaining a heritage home or building. This unique workshop will highlight restoration techniques to preserve and maintain a heritage building.

Presenter Mr. Don Luxton is well known in the Heritage Conservation field and has been principle of Don Luxton and Associates since 1983. Don has done much to promote heritage awareness and preservation of buildings locally and abroad and is a wealth of information on do’s and don’t’s of heritage restoration.

“It is essential that, while maintaining a heritage building is important, the appearance and structure are altered as little as possible and additions are sympathetic.” says Jim Millar, Curator/Manager of the Museum. He adds, “Both appearance and structure of these buildings have aesthetic and historic importance within the community. Port Moody has 19 heritage homes and buildings listed on Canada’s Historic Places (http://www.historicplaces.ca/), with more being added.”

Knowing what to restore and what to replace, which features to show off and which you can do without, Don will cover all basis of vintage home preservation. Join us on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 9:30am-3:30pm and spend an informative day learning many aspects of proper restoration.

Cost per person $10.00 and lunch is included. Space is limited so call now to reserve.

Thanks to workshop sponsors: Heritage BC and the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts.

For additional information, contact Maud Sanford (Museum Assistant) at the Port Moody Station Museum (604) 939-1648.

Museum Aims High – Seeks Leaders

MUSEUM AIMS HIGH – SEEKS LEADERS

Port Moody, BC, May 14, 2008 – “We are not a sleepy little museum in a corner of a bedroom suburb.” So says Dianna Brown, President of the Port Moody Heritage Society, the group that oversees the Port Moody Station Museum. Brown has big plans for the Museum and is looking to build the base of community leaders that can help make it happen. On Thursday, May 22nd from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, the Museum will host an information session for those interested in becoming a board member. The evening will include a quick review of the Museum’s plans, a short tour of the Museum’s significant collection and an outline of some of the Museum’s opportunities.

“There are literally thousands of new families moving to Port Moody. We want to give these people an understanding of the community in which they live” says Brown .

The Museum’s ambitious plans include a series of displays over several years that will show various parts of Port Moody’s history. The Museum will draw on its collection of over 10,000 artifacts to make these exhibitions happen. The Museum also plans to shift its events calendar to focus on the Museum collection. “We want to host events to open our exhibitions and displays” noted Brown. “We are very proud of our collection and we want to be out in the forefront of small Museums in Metro Vancouver, showing our collection. We aim to be the best small museum in Metro Vancouver.” Big plans for a small facility. Not too big, says Brown. “The key to meeting our new goals will be harnessing the energies of additional board members. This is why we’re hosting a leadership opportunities night.”

Who might be interested in attending such an event? Jim Millar, the Museum’s Manager Curator notes that it could be anyone. “From students looking to add skills to their resume, to seasoned retirees who want to give back to their community. We are really looking forward to expanding our volunteer team.” Volunteer applications will be available at the session.

The Port Moody Station Museum (http://vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum) is located at 2734 Murray Street in Port Moody, next to Rocky Point Park.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity,

Contact:

Wayne Beggs
Chair Board Development Committee
604-949-1030
wbeggs at telus.net

Mother's Day Tea

MOTHERS DAY TEA ON A 1921 RAILCAR


Port Moody, BC. – May 11, 2008 –

The Port Moody Station Museum will once again be hosting their Annual Mothers Day Tea. Always a successful and delightful afternoon, we invite all mothers to visit us and enjoy a cup of tea and bakery treats aboard our Vintage 1921 Venosta Railcar.



Moms have been celebrated throughout time of course, and in recorded events in Egyptian, Greek and Roman times. The origins of a specific Mother’s Day go all the way back to the 16th century and the practice of visiting one’s “mother church” once a year. It was not until 1914 that North America recognized the first national Mother’s Day to honour mothers whose sons had died in war. In some areas it is traditional to wait until Mothers Day to plant tomatoes.

“With this in mind,” Jim Millar, Manager/Curator says, “We will be presenting a young tomato plant to the first thirty or so moms who enjoy tea on the train.” Jim continues, “Mothers Day here at the Museum is a very special occasion and we see many of the same families year after year. Its warm, relaxing and a great experience for the whole family.”

With fresh spring flowers and light entertainment, this Mothers Day will be a special one. Have tea and visit the new displays at the Port Moody Station Museum, all for only $5.00 per person.

The Port Moody Station Museum is located at 3734 Murray Street in Port Moody next to Rocky Point Park. The Museum is owned and operated by the non-profit Port Moody Heritage Society and as part of their mandate is to promote increased awareness and knowledge of Port Moody’s rich heritage and history.

For more

information on this or upcoming events, please call
604.939.1648.