Museum mentioned in The Tri-City News

“Scour your collection for collectibles”

The Port Moody Station Museum was mentioned in The Tri-City News, January 26, 2010 – “Scour your collection for collectibles” by Diane Strandberg.

The Tri-City News – Scour your collection for collectibles

The article describes the upcoming displays of “vintage sports equipment” which will be on display next month for Heritage Week. The display will be at the Port Moody City Hall galleria and in the Port Moody Station Museum. We, The Port Moody Heritage Society, are looking for more items to include in the exhibit. The theme this year for Heritage Week is “Sports and Recreation”. There are items in the museum collection already,but we can always use more.

Sometimes article links in local papers are short lived so the article might not be available at this link for long.

1964 Moody High Cheer

Thanks to Port Moody residents for bringing in some great sports and rec memorabilia.
Here’s a sample:
1964 Port Moody School Cheer
Jumpin’ on a bandstand,
Standin’ on a tin can,
Who can, we can,
Ricker Racker, Firecracker,
Sis Boom Ba!
Moody Moody High School, Rah! Rah! Rah!

Sporting or Recreation Artefacts or Memorabilia?

Do you have any Sporting or Recreation Artefacts or Memorabilia?

Are you a sports enthusiast or collector? Were you the athlete of the year in a past life? If so, the Port Moody Heritage Society would like you to bring in your vintage sports and recreation items for use in a temporary display this February and March.

In celebration of Heritage Week, the Port Moody Heritage Society and Port Moody Heritage Commission are putting together a display of sports and recreation memorabilia. The display will be shown at the Port Moody City Galleria and at the Port Moody Station Museum. All artifacts should be from the 1950s era or earlier and in good condition. Artifacts will be returned to the owner at the end of the display

If you have sports and recreation artifacts you can loan to the museum for the Heritage Week Community Displays, please contact Rebecca at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net and help with the success of the community display!

Heritage Week Events!

Community Display

February 10th – 28th

Daily in the City Hall Galleria,
Wednesday to Sunday at the Port Moody Station Museum

Come see sports and recreation of Port Moody’s past at the Galleria in City Hall and the Port Moody Station Museum. Historic photos and artifacts relating to the theme of sports and recreation will be on display. Participate in our community display by bringing your vintage sport or recreation artifacts to the Station Museum.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Community Display Opening Night

February 15th (Mon)

Open House 7-8:30pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

See what locals have to offer in the Community Display at the Port Moody Station Museum. Local recreation historian Don Cunnings will give a presentation on the history of sport and recreation in Port Moody and the Tri-City area. Light refreshments provided. Admission is free.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Silent Movie Matinee

February 14th (Sun)

2-4pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Miss the slapstick and corny puns of early cinema? Come by the Port Moody Station Museum for an early Valentine’s Day treat. See a variety of silent movie shorts featuring well known performers. Fee is $10 per person, free to Heritage Society members.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Antique Appraisals

February21st (Sun)

1– 3pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Have a treasure you think is invaluable? Well known local appraisers Al Bowen of Bowen and Associates Appraisers and Ray Stonehouse of “Great Canadian Collectables” on St. Johns Street will be available to appraise your items. This year’s focus is on sports and recreation artifacts and memorabilia. Cost is $15 for two items.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.

2009 Highlights

2009 was a great year at the Port Moody Station Museum! Here are some of the highlights:

  • We had 2100 more visitors than in 2008.
  • We put on 6 new displays.
  • We got a new platform and painted the exterior of the station, Venosta train car and shed.
  • We had 143 volunteers give 1855 hours of time.
  • We accessioned 558 artefacts into our collection.
  • We worked with local businesses to provide historic photographs for the new Shopper’s Drug Mart on St. John’s St.

Telegram to the Library

Did you know that the “Station Telegram” is available in the Port Moody Public Library? I discovered that fact in my web surfing. The museum newsletter, which is mailed out to members, seems to be a part of the collection. The collection apparently goes back to when it used to be called “The Port Moody Heritage Society Newsletter. I have only seen the entry online and not actually seen the newsletter in the library collection yet, but probably will look it up the next time I drop in. You can find the online catalogue listing on the Port Moody Library’s Horizon Information Portal.

The “Station Telegram” at the Port Moody Public Library.