Vimy Ridge Event April 8 – 9, 11am to 5pm

Vimy event

Vimy eventTo celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, The Port Moody Heritage Society is holding a Vimy Ridge event.
April 8 – 9, 11am to 5pm. Opening ceremony April 9, 1pm
The event will be dedicated to a part of Canada’s history which was crucial in bringing the country onto the world stage.
The event commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle was a turning point in the Great War and placed Canada as an elite force amongst the allies.
Our celebration will open a window into the past by featuring the ingenuity and bravery of Canadians 100 years ago.
Following the ceremony, guests will enjoy many historic and unique displays. There will be a Sopwith Camel plane, a historic truck, a hospital train display, living history guides in Great War uniforms showing artifacts and giving talks. Tours through our Great War Trench.
We will lead our visitors to a rest from the battle front to Armentières where they will enjoy music, food, drink and the amazing Golden Spike Can-Can dancers.

150 Years of Canadian Fashion

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Join us this Sunday for Ivan Sayersimage001‘ amazing fashion show. Enjoy an entertaining and informative tour through 150 years of fashion.

Tickets available at the door.

March 5, 2pm Inlet Theatre, Port Moody

Great War talk

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Great War talk, Saturday March 4, 1pm.
Knights of the Air – Canada’s Scout Pilots in the Great War.
Join us for this interesting talk how  the war in the air was fought.
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Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Fashion Show150 years of Canadian Fashion.
Presented by Ivan Sayers.

Join us March 5, 2pm at the Inlet Theatre for another exciting journey into the past. Learn about the social and cultural changes that had a direct effect on the way people dressed.

Tickets are $25. Buy your ticket online or pick it up at the museum.

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Family Day February 13, 10am to 2pm

Family Day

Family DayLooking for something fun to do on Family Day, February 13 (10-2pm) Join us at the Port Moody Station museum for Family Day.
We will have spike hammering, hammer your name into the train tracks, enjoy hot chocolate, or have a look at our rail car.

Congratulations Brianne

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We’d like to congratulate Brianne. On January 26, 2017  she gave birth to her beautiful daughter Eva.

Our volunteer Arlene Wiebe made a special, and very beautiful flower arrangement for Brianne and Eva.

 

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Great War Talk Saturday January 28, 1PM

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Join us this Saturday our Great War Talk. We are starting this years exciting talk series off with a look at art during the Great War. We look at the War Arts Program, learn some more about some specific paintings.

Then March 4 we will continue the series with Knights of the Air.

The picture below features K. K. Forbes painting Canadian Artillery in Action. The two smaller photographs are pictures taken by Australian photographer Frank Hurley. “The morning after the first battle of Paschendaele” Showing wounded Australian troops. There are quite a few version of this picture featuring different dramatic cloud formations. They are actually composite pictures used for propaganda purposes and extra drama.

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Instagram

We have recently created our Instagram account. Please join us on Instagram. coordinatorpmsm

Every Friday we post a mystery picture. A close up of one of our many exciting items in our collection. Join us a guess what item we have chosen this time.

Even better come down to the museum, introduce yourself and hunt for the item.

 

Great War Talk – January 28

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Please join us at the Port Moody Station Museum for our next Great War Talk  Art during the Great War.  Markus Fahrner will be giving the talk.  The  talk begins at 1pm on January 28th, please call to RSVP a seat! 604-939-1648.

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Comments about the trench display

Not long ago a group of cadets visited the trench. As usual our volunteers were at hand to guide the group through the trench and provide historical information.

A short while later the following comment was send to us:
“Indeed it was the best tour experience I had, especially the realism of the trenches being displayed.  They surpass the quality of the display in Ottawa War Museum.  Again thank you to your volunteers showing us the history of WW1.”
Michael Marek
Training Officer
2290 BCR RCACC