Easter Extravaganza 2013

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Easter Extravaganza

Sunday, March 31 10am-2pm

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Get your Easter fill at the Port Moody Station Museum this Easter Sunday!

Admission allows you to:

  • Hunt for marbles and exchange them for chocolate eggs. (special area reserved for toddlers)
  • Visit with the Easter Bunny – Bring your own camera to capture the moment.
  • Make your own Easter basket.
  • Be amazed by magician Dennis Hewson, juggler Yuki Ueda and Paws 2 Dance dancing dogs. Click here for performance times.
  • Take a chance at the duck pond or fishing games. You’re sure to win a prize!
  • Get your face painted like a bunny by the talented folks at Theatrix.

Win a prize at the Duck Pond!

Win a prize at the Duck Pond!

Free coffee provided by Rocky Point Ice Cream. Prizes provided by Pajos Fish and Chips. Hot dogs, popcorn ice cream and drinks available for sale on site.

The hunt is on all day rain or shine, so come any time. Parking available next door at Rocky Point Park.

Admission is $5 per person CASH ONLY. No reservations or advance tickets.

Proceeds support the Port Moody Heritage Society and Port Moody Station Museum.

For more information, please contact us at info@portmoodymuseum.org or 604-939-1648.

Exciting New Artifact Donations

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Most of what visitors see when they come to the Port Moody Station Museum are artifacts donated by generous folks in the community. These donations of objects and archival materials help the Heritage Society preserve Port Moody’s past and share the stories with community members for years to come. Recently the Heritage Society has received some significant donations.

Last month we received an interesting collection of archival materials relating to the Pacific Shingle Mill from the granddaughter of one of the mill’s directors – Melville Fitzgerald Thomson. While we knew of the mill’s existence, we had little information on its years of operation or much else. Thanks to this donation we can put another piece of the puzzle in place. You can find a photo of the mill in our book Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years.

IMG_5138Another significant donation, received last week, was from the daughter of the late Raymond Duey. Ray was a telegrapher for Canadian Pacific and in retirement, an active member of the Morse Telegraph Society. He was a collector of all things related to the telegraph and we are lucky to receive many of the items he collected. This donation will help preserve telegraphy history for a long time and allow us to continue to teach visitors how the telegraph system worked.

Lastly, we received a large donation of archival material from Al and Nellie Sholund. The Sholunds are long time Port Moody residents and Al worked at the Ioco refinery for decades. Both have taken an active interest in preserving Port Moody and Ioco history and Al has served as Port Moody’s historian for many years. The donation included over a dozen boxes of photographs and archival materials. Much of this documents the early history of the Ioco Refinery and town. We look forward to delving into this history more deeply and drawing from this collection in the creation of a new display on Ioco for its centennial in 2014. Also included were some significant pieces of Port Moody history such as a program from the Alderside Regatta, two journals of Guy Flavelle and a Port Moody police badge.

Thank you to all these folks and others who think of us when looking for a new home for old things.

Visit us at the Library March 2nd

Tracks in Time Contributors
Tracks in Time Contributors

Tracks in Time Contributors

Had a chance to read through some of our new book Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years? Interested in hearing more amusing and touching stories from Port Moody’s past?

Come and visit some of the book’s contributors at the next Centennial event – “Living Heritage” at the Port Moody Library Saturday, March 2nd from 1:30-3:30pm. Have a chat with local seniors Valerie Julian, Shirley Robitaille, Orme Payne and John (Garry) Bugden or listen to Nancy Greenall share her experience as Miss Port Moody 1974. While you’re there, have a cup of tea and stop by to see our new listen station “Port Moody Memories”.

Port Moody Memories shares clips of audio recordings from three early Port Moody residents. Listeners can enjoy the stories while watching a slide show of photographs relating to each topic. Listen to Mary Jones arrival in Port Moody in 1912, Bert Flinn’s harrowing sawmill accident or Fred Laidlaw describe the many recreational activities of Ioco town. Thank you to our Exhibits Assistant Will McGraw for creating each video and volunteer Devin Jain for creating the computer application to make the process user friendly.

If you haven’t purchased your copy of Tracks in Time, it will be available to purchase at the event.