Buy your tickets now for our Reunion of WW1 Descendants – November 3rd

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11 DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE

This November, The Port Moody Heritage Society will present 11 Day of Remembrance. There will be a variety of events ranging from Great War talks, theatre performances, student exhibits and online information about the Great War…On Saturday, November 3rd, we will be having a reunion for WW1 Descendants at the Port Moody Station Museum. Make sure to buy your ticket soon , there will be limited spots and tickets must be purchased by October 18th, 2018. Tickets include lunch on our 1921 Train Car. Please call 604-939-1648 or email us at info@portmoodymuseum.org to RSVP.

 

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11 DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE

Reading Lists

This November, The Port Moody Heritage Society will present 11 Day of Remembrance. There will be a variety of events ranging from Great War talks, theatre performances, student exhibits and online information about the Great War…

We are excited that the Port Moody Library has prepared reading lists for the museum to offer our visitors to go a little deeper into the history of the Great War.

Let your child find out the true story of  Winne the Pu, the most famous bear with a beautifully illustrated children’s book, or  learn more about the Canadian solider in Tim Cook’s At the Sharp edge. There are illustrated books, novels and historical works.

Kids & Teems

Adults

Great War Talk Saturday Sept 29, 2pm

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The triumphs during “Canada’s Hundred Days” were impressive, but came at a high price. More than 6,800 Canadians and Newfoundlanders were killed and approximately 39,000 wounded during the last three months of fighting.

The Canadian Corps’ reputation was such that the mere presence of Canadians on a section of the front would warn the enemy that an attack was coming. This meant that great secrecy would be involved in the movements of the Canadian Corps. A large offensive was planned in France in August 1918 and Canadian troops were shifted north to Ypres, Belgium.

Want the learn more join us and our historian John Goheen for his talk this Saturday September 29, 2pmwesern front

Weekend events September 29 and 30

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After our amazing Ioco festival the museum now starts fall with some spectacular in door events.

We invite you to our Great War talk series this Saturday September 29, 2pm

Historian John Goheen will talk about the Hundred Day Offensive. It is this offensive which ended the Great War. Beginning with the Battle of Aminens the Allies began to push the Central Powers back.

Enjoy a afternoon at the museum, bring along questions you have about the Great War or share your own family history with us in an informal gathering after the talk.

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On Sunday September 30, 3pm join us for the Venosta Radio Show as we take you back to the days before television when families would gather around the radio to be entertained by stories, ads, and music. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes look at how a 1920’s radio show was executed. This free, fun event is held at the Inlet Theatre, Port Moody.

The Expect Exceptional Theatre will perform three vintage episodes of  Flash Gordon.  There will be no intermission but three commercial breaks between episodes.  Run time 1 hour.

 

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IOCO Ghost Town Day Festival Sunday September 23rd 12-4pm

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Rain or Shine!

Ioco Ghost Town Days has occurred annually since 2002 celebrating the heritage of the Ioco Heritage Conservation Area. A grassroots festival started by the Friends of Ioco, notabally our own heritage treasure Mary Anne Cooper and Jim Millar. The event has been organized by the Port Moody Heritage Society (PMHS) since 2009.

The festival is a free family event, held on the Brilliant Circle Groups portion of the Ioco Heritage Conservation Area.

On September 23rd is our Main event which will be held at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue, Port Moody from 12-4pm.

We have historical tours going through the town site, pony rides, local artists, a theatre group, Theatrix reenacting a 1900’s picnic at the townsite, musicians, dancing dogs and a magician. We have many vendors and community groups participating,  from your own pop up City Hall, the maze and Heritage Commission. This year we are adding a new area called Artists at Work ! This will be held on Ioco Road and 3rd Avenue, you can watch artists working away and have a chance to buy their art as well!

Entertainment Throughout the day

MAIN STAGE

The Band Newfish will perform 12:00-1:30, 2:45-3:50

Special performance from Claire Lundin

FUN ZONE

Comedy Magician Chris Yuill will perform 12:30, 1:30 , 2:30

Joyce and her dancing border collies will perform at 1:00, 2:00

The cutie circle will be there to offer free Ukele lessons

Trolley tours throughout the townsite will be going every 15 minutes !

 

 

The Port Moody Heritage Society would like to thank the following for the financial support to help with the  Ioco Ghost Town day festival:  City of Port Moody, Heritage Canada, Brilliant Circle Group and Pacific Coast Terminals.

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Winter hours

Winter hours

The museum had a great summer and now its time to look forward to our great autumn and winter activities .

We said good bye to our amazing Koch exhibition with a visit and talk by the curator from the Klingspor Museum Offenbach Germany.

The traveling exhibition from the Royal British Columbia Museum “British Columbia’s war 1914-1918” is still on show till September 23.

If you plan to visit the museum please remember that we are now back on Winter Hours.

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Check out the temporary exhibit ‘British Columbia’s War: 1914-1918’

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Come down to the Port Moody Station Museum and check out the ‘British Columbia’s War: 1914-1918’ travelling exhibit curated by the Royal BC Museum. A big thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Coquitlam Branch #263 for providing us with the financial support necessary to allow us to host this temporary exhibit.

This exhibit will only be here until September 21 so make sure to drop by!

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Replica of Royal Air Force SE5a Biplane now at the Port Moody Station Museum

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The Port Moody Heritage Society is very excited about a donation the Museum has received, come down to the Museum to view a  7/8 scale replica of a Royal Air Force SE5a biplane. The plane was generously donated to us by Debra Nijdam and John Grasty. The plane can be viewed by walking to the back of our museum where it sits inside our WW1 Trench Exhibit, or take a different view of the plane by going onto our patio which can be accessed within the museum.

The replica kit was built by an aviation enthusiast named Vic Murray in Maple Ridge, BC who spent 10 years building it from a kit and flying it for a few as well. The plane has been painted to resemble the colours of Canadian pilot Freddie McCall of Vernon, BC. McCall flew a SE5a with the No. 41 Squadron of the Royal Air force.

History of SE5a Replicas

The SE5a replica kit was designed by Canadian manufacturer Replica Plans, and crafted for amateur construction.  The first prototype flew in 1970 and the planes are built out of wood and fabric, and use engines between 65 and 125 HP. Estimated construction time is 2500 hours.

Vote for us in the Spike Awards!

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The Museum needs your help to win the 2018 Spike Award for Favourite Tourist Destination!

To nominate (vote) for us, fill out a nomination form by using the following link:

http://www.portmoody.ca/spikeawards

you can also pick up a nomination form at Port Moody City Hall.

Thank-you for your support!

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