"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.

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