Port Moody Station Museum Education Programs – Riding the Rails (ages 4-10)

Our education programs are designed to be interactive hands-on experiences for youth and adults.

Youth programs for school classes and community youth groups.

Adult tours for ESL schools and adult community groups.

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Riding the Rails is a Half Day program that you can book for your school class or community youth group. A special day has been set aside for home school families on March 6th for this program.

Riding the Rails (ages 4-10)

Experience the exciting world of trains in this interactive hands-on program. Re-enact a 1920s train trip across Canada in our authentic railway car, the Venosta. Learn to send a telegraph and signal a train in an historical CPR station with real railway artifacts.
(available year round)

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Program for home school families offered Friday, March 6th, 2009 from 10:00-11:30am

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Teacher Resources
Coming soon!

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Heritage Week 2009 — A Legacy of Learning — Build Your Community in 1882

BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY IN 1882

Saturday & Sunday, February 21 & 22

Noon – 4pm

Admission by donation

The public will have the opportunity throughout heritage week to visit the museum and view a reconstructed map of the Village of Port Moody.  The map, measuring 8′ by 12′ depicts Port Moody from 1882-1913 and the public is invited to visit the Museum and colour miniature replicas of storefronts and buildings from this era.  This miniatures will then be placed on the map for others to view and enjoy.  There will be a guest register for contributing residents to sign as well as photo’s being taken for the Port Moody Station Museum archives.

For further information please contact:

Maud Sanford
Museum Administrative Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum

Tel (604) 939-1648

Heritage Week 2009 — A Legacy of Learning — Port Moody School Days

PORT MOODY SCHOOL DAYS

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm

Admission by donation.

Port Moody Station Museum Curator/Manager Jim Millar will be presenting an informative power point presentation and open discussion on the School Days of Port Moody from 1883 thru 1973.  Did you know the first school built was a one-room building at the corner of Douglas and Clarke Streets in 1885?  Come learn more about the evolution of Port Moody Schools!

For further information please contact:

Maud Sanford
Museum Administrative Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum

Tel (604) 939-1648

"Heritage Week 2009 — A Legacy of Learning"

Heritage Week

February 16 – 22

The Port Moody Station Museum celebrates Heritage Week, Feb. 16 to 22th with displays and activities for all ages.  “We have carefully reconstructed an 8’x12’ map depicting the Village of Port Moody from 1882 – 1913,” explains Curator/Manager Jim Millar.  “The community is invited to visit the Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21 & 22 and color miniature replica storefronts of buildings from this era which will be placed on the floor map. It is our hope to show parents and children how Port Moody looked then and now and involve them in a fun and friendly way of how the city developed.”  Heritage button making will also be included on these days.

Communities throughout the province celebrate Heritage Week every year which commences on national Heritage Day, the third Monday in February.  Heritage Week themes open up a multitude of possibilities to recognize community heritage buildings, places and history and to organize special events and celebrations.  The theme of the year’s Heritage Week is “A Legacy of Learning:  The Heritage of Education”.

Jim Millar will be presenting an informative power point presentation and open discussion on the School Days of Port Moody.  “I will be discussing the history of the buildings used for education in Port Moody from 1883 – 1973 and the power point presentation will include some of the students and teachers that attended them”.   Jim continues, “Many people don’t realize that the first school built was a one-room building at the corner of Douglas and Clarke Streets in 1885.  This is also when the Port Moody School District was formed.”  School Days of Port Moody will be held on Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00pm.

Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 4pm and is located at 2734 Murray St. Port Moody, next to Rocky Point Park.

For further information contact: Maud Sanford, Museum Assistant at 604.939.1648.