Happy Holidays from the Station Museum

Station Museum in the snow

All of us at the Port Moody Station Museum would like to wish you the very best this holiday season and a Happy New Year.

2011 has been an excellent year for our Museum. We had record breaking attendance this summer and at our Easter Egg Hunt and Ioco Ghost Town Days events. We have made an excellent start on our history book which we are looking forward to seeing in the new year. And we got a new roof!

Thank you to all of our members, volunteers and staff who helped make these things happen. We couldn’t do what we do without your support.

The Museum will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 in addition to our regular closure on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Comments

  1. Tom Turkon says:

    In 2002 I was in Vancouver, BC with my 17-year-old daughter and we decided to go to Port Moody, a place that I knew of from my father’s tales. It was a delight to find the station where my Ukrainian father’s journey from Chotyniec, Poland ended in 1921.

    As a child, I often heard his story of leaving home at the age of 14 to join his sister and her family who were then living in Port Moody. After traveling across the Atlantic on Cunard Lines, and accross Canada on the CPR, he missed the station-stop and ended up in Vancouver. He spoke no English at the time, but kind people got him on a train back to Port Moody, and the station agent there directed him to his sister’s home.

    Born in 1907 in the Austro-Hungarian state of Galicy, my father’s family endured the hardships and trauma of World War 1, and he told many stories about those experiences as well.

    The story of his solo travel at such a young age (with fake ID showing his age as 16) continues to amaze me. Finding his young footprints in the Port Moody Station was a moving experience. It was a photo opportunity and provided my daughter with some great imagery of the life of her grandfather.

    Tomasz

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