Sealed-Bid Auction of J Peachy’s “The Station”

The Station
The Station

"The Station" by J Peachy

J Peachy is an artist, mental health advocate, radio host, comedian, and all-around great Canadian guy.  This month, he is helping raise money for the Port Moody Station Museum by donating 50% of the proceeds from a sealed-bid auction of his painting “The Station.”

In this sealed-bid auction, each bidder secretly bids without knowing how much others have offered for the painting, with a minimum bid of $50. The highest bid and the winner of the painting will be announced on July 3rd at the Museum during our 125th CPR Train Anniversary Celebration. All bidders will also be entered to win a random draw for a J Peachy print (valued at $30).

Bids can be sent in by email (to laurel@portmoodymuseum.org) or dropped off in person at the Museum, where the painting is on display daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Emails must contain your full name, email address, phone number, and your bid. The last bids will be accepted at 3:00 pm on July 3rd.

Your bid will help support the Museum and a local artist, and maybe add a beautiful new work of art to your collection!

J Peachy is an artist, mental health advocate, radio host, comedian, and all-around great Canadian guy. This month, he is helping raise money for the Port Moody Station Museum by donating 50% of the proceeds from a sealed-bid auction of his painting “The Station.”

In this sealed-bid auction, each bidder secretly bids without knowing how much others have offered for the painting, with a minimum bid of $50. The highest bid and the winner of the painting will be announced on July 3rd at the Museum during our 125th CPR train anniversary and Canada Day celebrations. All bidders will also be entered to win a random draw for a J Peachy print (valued at $30).

Bids can be sent in by email (to laurel@portmoodymuseum.org) or dropped off in person at the Museum, where the painting is on display daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Emails must contain your full name, email address, phone number, and your bid. The last bids will be accepted at 3:00 pm on July 3rd.

125th CPR Train Anniversary Celebration

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody - July 4th, 1886

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody – July 4th, 1886

Friday, July 1st – Sunday, July 3rd
11am-4pm

This year the Port Moody Station Museum celebrates the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the 1st trans-Canada passenger train. July 4th, 1886 was a hallmark event for Canada and Port Moody. To celebrate the occasion, the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will have a display of its G Scale model trains on July 1st. On July 2nd and 3rd the Vancouver Lego Club will have a train display inside the Museum.

heritage actors

Costumed heritage actors

Throughout the weekend, costumed heritage actors will be on site to delight you with stories from 1886. The Morse Telegraph Society will demonstrate their telegraphy skills and artist J Peachywill be doing live painting. Lots of free activities for the family to enjoy including our popular Golden Spike Scavenger Hunt, costume photos on our rail car, railway crafts and the opportunity to personalize your own Museum rail tie. Free cake every day!

Also find our booth at the Golden Spike Days Festival to see our model train and map of old Port Moody.

model steam train

Port Moody Heritage Society 2011 AGM

PMHS Board

PMHS Board

Heritage Society 09/10 Board of Directors


The Port Moody Heritage Society, owners and operators of the Port Moody Station Museum, will have its Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 20th at 7pm. Heritage Society members and the general public are welcome to join us at the Port Moody Station Museum. Our 2010 Annual Report will be available and a new Heritage Society Board of Directors will be elected.

Heritage Actors Needed!

costumed girls
costumed girls

Costumed girls at Art For U Day

The Port Moody Station Museum needs enthusiastic and engaging young actors to volunteer at our 125th CPR Train Anniversary and Canada Day Celebrations! We are looking for thespians between 13 and 18 to take on roles as characters from 1886, when the first CPR passenger train arrived in Port Moody. Volunteers will circulate in small groups around the Museum grounds and at the Golden Spike Days Festival in Rocky Point Park on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from noon to 4pm.

Period costumes and a heritage acting workshop will be provided free to volunteers by Angela Brown. Volunteers must attend one of two workshops, Monday, June 6th or 27th from 3:30-5:30 at the Port Moody Station Museum, where Angela will teach 1880s-specific character acting and techniques for roving performances. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

To participate in this fun and educational experience or for more information, please contact Laurel or Rebecca at the Port Moody Station Museum: 604-939-1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org.

New Summer Museum Assistants

service-canada-logo

Once again we have received support from the Federal Government to fund additional staff positions in the summer. This year we have received funding for one position from Young Canada Works and three positions from Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs. Funding for these positions is aimed at helping students get career experience and learn about museum work. These grants cover about 75% of the staff costs.

Every summer, student assistants help us maintain our artifact collection, deliver educational programs, put up new displays and greet visitors. Some of this summer’s projects include researching and writing sections of our history book, cataloging our newspaper collection, setting up our CPR display, and completing our education programs for ELSA students.

Our summer students for 2011 are:
Exhibits Assistant: Devan Scott (returning)
Collections Assistant: Bronwen Bird
Programs Assistant: Laurel Dougans
Museum Assistant: Matthew Hayes

Our Assistants will be with us full time until the end of August and it is our hope that they will continue to work at the Museum on weekends during next fall, winter and spring. We hope that you have a chance to come by and say hello to our new team next time you are here.