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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Our new exhibit featuring the Port Moody Jail is now on!

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The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to feature the old Port Moody jail in our new exhibit! Pose at our mugshot area, learn the history of fingerprinting and read some of the police journals from 1913!

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Museum is open , train car is temporarily closed

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Our Museum is open Wed-Sun 12-4, and Weekends 12-4. Unfortunately our  1921 Train car is closed for public viewing temporarily.  We will inform the public when it is ready for viewing again. We apologize for this inconvenience.

 

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BECOME A MEMBER

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Would you or someone you know like to become a member of the Port Moody Heritage Society? The Port Moody Heritage Society has many things happening this year! We have new exhibitions being created, research being done, many events being planned and some great partnerships being made ! Your Membership helps us continue providing programs and events to engage residents and visitors in learning and understanding the importance of our local history and heritage!
Come on down to the Museum to renew your membership, we can give you a tour and make you a coffee we would love to meet you. If you cannot make it down to the museum please follow this link http://portmoodymuseum.org/support/. Memberships are $10 individual, $15 for family, $75 for corporate and $500 for lifetime!