The Museum joins Kinderbooks for story time

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Our Community Reads at Kinder Books

 

 

The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to be participating in this wonderful reading time that Anne from Kinderbooks will be beginning today!

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The virtual Our Community Reads at Kinder Books storytime will start on Monday, March 30, at 10.30 am, with readings to continue daily until Friday.They will be posted on the Kinderbooks website at www.kinderbooks.ca 

This is about human connection, about awareness of local businesses and of course, about lifting each other up.

We hope you will follow along, be a guest from the comfort of your homeand listen to the stories from near and far read by people you meet on a usual day in our community. Share these stories with your family, friends, people you can’t spend time with right now.

And, if you feel you would like to read a children’s story to us as well, please send Anne a note. Yes, we are stronger together! 

Anne is looking forward to staying in good spirits and safe together as we make our way through.

Website: www.kinderbooks.ca

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kinderbooks2/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinderbooks/

Feel Connected with Hearts

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The Port Moody Station Museum has been inspired by Bailey Grose from Prince George. She started Hearts of PG  that started getting people to put hearts up in their windows as a way of people to feel connected. We love that and here is our heart! Come on Friends and Members of the Port Moody heritage Society lets put up our hearts in your windows! Post your picture on our Face book page if you want! what a way to feel connected.  The Museum will be putting up hearts on our street sign this weekend but until then here is our heart!

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Museum at home

Hello all,

we hope you are following us on Social Media.

Here are the links again just in case you are not already following us:

Facebook: Portmoodyheritagesociety
Instagram: pomomuseum
Twitter: pomomuseum

Please join us on our journey together through these difficult time. The museum’s doors might be shut, for the time being, but we are more active than ever.

Join us on Social Media for talks about History, Heritage, Fun and Tips and much more!!

All our posts have the hashtag

#Museumathome

Join us and please share. Let’s drive our online visitors numbers through the roof. Why? because the more we share and the more we all connect online, the easier it is for us all to get through theses difficult times.

We have some really cool stuff planned so keep coming back.

Please stay safe and please follow the government’s advice how to deal with this crisis.

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Picture Puzzle

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Here is our picture puzzle. Have fun, and let us know if you found the pictures.

 

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We are isolating but not isolated!!

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IMG_8468Today the staff of the Port Moody Station museum joined a web cast titled “Keep Your Audience Engaged, Entertained, and Inspired in the Age of Coronavirus “The webinar was joined by over three thousand museum, library and archive members from around the world.Here a small sample: Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Yale centre births art, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust JFK library, Ogden garden South africa, Arnprior and District Museum, Ontario, Library and Archives Canada, museum in Brussels, Dublin, MOMA, Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Whyte museum of the Canadian Rockies, Edmonton art.We will soon bring you creative, educational and other content. Rumours have it we might even do a Spotify song list

Here is our museum dog hard at work to bring you new amazing historical information.
Send us a message what would you like to see, or read about perhaps we can come up with something.

We are isolating but not isolated!!

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The museum informs and entertains

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Welcome!
during this uncertain time, a time in which also many public places are closed  the museum will offer under #HoledupMuseum a series of posts on history, artifacts, information and we might not even rule out small videos.
So please join us and let us have fun during our self imposed social distancing.Today is St. Patricks Day. St Patrick was born in Roman Britain, in the 4th century. Taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped and in 432 returned to Ireland to convert the Irish to Christianity. Many legends were woven around him, one that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland and that he used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.
Irish immigrant brought St. Patricks Day to the USA were it was transformed largely into a secular holiday of revelry and celebration of all things Irish.There are too many great Irish writers to recommend. So we just pick one that you might not know – Elizabeth Bowen The Heat of the Day.

 

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Museum Closure

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Out of an abundance of caution and in support of our community to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Port Moody Station Museum will be closed.

This includes all appointments and group/school bookings in the Museum.

The decision to close was not taken lightly and is based on the latest information being released by regional, provincial and federal public health authorities.

We know that seniors are at high risk of serious illness due to COVID-19 and want to ensure the safety of our community, volunteers and visitors.

Being socially responsible we want to do our part to help promote ‘social distancing’ to prevent the spread of this virus.

As this is a fluid situation, we will remain closed until we receive further notice that it is safe to re-open the Port Moody Station Museum.

We continue to monitor the public health risk associated with COVID-19 closely and will provide updates about our operations as the situation progresses.⁠

The Port Moody Station staff will continue to work through this closure, but are limiting face-to-face meetings. We are available by phone, email, and video conference. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.⁠

COVID-19 Precautions

Like most people, the Port Moody Heritage Society is concerned about the spread of COVID-19.

Given the quickly-evolving nature of this virus, we are following the advisories Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control on a daily basis.

At the moment, we are all being advised to take simple precautions to keep ourselves and others safe.

1. Frequent and thorough hand-washing is the top safety measure
2. Covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing (followed by hand-washing).
3. Avoid shaking Hands

Within the museum, we are enacting greater cleaning and sanitization measures.

Please use our hand wash station before you enter the museum.

Between the bridges festival

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The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to be involved in the first year of @Betweenthebridgesfest
Between the Bridges is a month-long arts, culture and dining festival taking place throughout March.
Destinations, venues and restaurants from Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are featured.
Follow the  link to find out more!
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New Program: A Mindful Walk at the Museum

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The Port Moody Station Museum is busy creating four new programs! Today we are introducing, A Mindful Walk at the Museum  intended for Middle and High school aged students.

 

A MINDFUL WALK AT THE MUSEUM is a 90 minute earth conscious experience for middle and high school youth, designed to inspire awareness and intention around earth stewardship.

Outdoors, students practice silence and the heightened awareness of their senses. They are introduced to natural elements in the landscape: the earth, trees, sky, in relation to themselves. This awareness fosters a connection to nature with feelings of being part of nature.

The grounds of the museum from east to west, support a vast replica of a WW1 Trench and a Meditation Garden that are side by side. The symbolic contrast between a garden that invites peace and contemplation and an example of trench warfare that left deep scars on the earth raise these questions: How do we support the earth today through our attitudes, choices, decisions, actions? … And how can we walk more lightly on the earth to preserve it, protect it?

Inside the museum, in a seated circle, students participate in guided mindfulness practices: 1) grounding, feel the firm ground under your feet, 2) aligning your spine vertically between the earth and the sky, and 3) conscious, mindful breathing. These practices support a calm, relaxed, physical and mental state.

Slides of Canadian artists’ paintings of forest trees, present contrasting representations. These speak to humans’ ambiguous relationship with nature, one of domination over it and one of appreciation for it. How do we reconcile these opposing attitudes towards nature?

Outdoors, the students embark upon a long, slow, silent walk through the underground trench and up the ladder, one by one, to the garden. The students are asked what feeling they would like to imprint upon the earth with each step as they walk, one of: peace, gratitude, respect, non-violence, protection, awareness, action…

Students then move inside the Venosta, the railway car on the grounds where they can sit down and reflect upon their experience. They can express their feelings and their visions with simple art materials that are provided. A collective display is assembled and presented by the group to their peers, sealing their experience in an aesthetic and meaningful way.

 

A big thank you to Linda Moncur for working hard in creating this program. She will be leading this program with the help of Museum Staff.

Linda Moncur ( MA)  is a Community Artist, Yoga and Meditation teacher with a Fine Arts and Education Background.


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