International Guest Speaker Dr. Dorothee Ader, May 24th 7pm

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May 24, 7pm the museum welcomes our second international speaker. After Andrew Hoyem we are excited to welcome Dr Ader from the Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Germany.

Dr Ader travels all the way from Germany to give a talk about Rudolf Koch’s work and the Klingpsor brothers type foundry. Rudolf Koch worked almost for his entire working life for the Klingspor brothers creating  more than thirty typefaces.

Dr Ader will also talk about Koch’s Little Book of Flowers. Together with Fritz Kredel Koch produced a beautifully handcrafted book with many botanical drawings.

National Indigenous Peoples Day!

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Join us to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 17, 2018! Learn traditional wool weaving and take part in a talking circle.

The workshop will begin at 1pm, and will be led by Tsawaysia Spukwus(Alice Guss), who specializes in language and culture while providing innovative learning opportunities for students. Tsawaysia is masterful at bringing inventive learning opportunities to all people through workshops, drumming, singing, dancing, and storytelling.

 

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Spaces are limited so please call the museum at 604.939.1648 to reserve yours now!

Newfie Kitchen Party!

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Join us on Saturday June 23rd, 2018 for a traditional East Coast celebration! The Port Moody Station Museum is proud to once again present the NEWFIE KITCHEN PARTY! This exciting night will include a delicious lobster dinner(served traditionally cold), complete with potato salad, a bun, and of course dessert. Traditional maritime tunes will be going all night, with live performances by the band New Fish! Hurry and reserve your tickets before they’re gone!

Tickets reservations can be made by contacting the Port Moody Station Museum at 604.939.1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org and prices are as follows. Payment accepted via cash or cheque.

Lobster Dinner (lobster served cold), potato salad, bun, dessert $35
Hot Dog Dinner, potato salad and dessert. $15

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Rudolf Koch talk

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May 24, 7pm the museum welcomes our second international speaker. After Andrew Hoyem we are excited to welcome Dr Ader from the Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Germany.

Dr Ader travels all the way from Germany to give a talk about Rudolf Koch’s work and the Klingpsor brothers type foundry. Rudolf Koch worked almost for his entire working life for the Klingspor brothers creating a more than thirty typefaces.

Dr Ader will also talk about Koch’s Little Book of Flowers. Together with Fritz Kredel Koch produced a beautifully handcrafted book with many botanical drawings.

 

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Join us Thursday evening for this exciting talk.

 

 

Reserve your table for our Mother’s Day Tea!

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riverview-cemeteryWe are very excited about our upcoming evening event Conversation Koch About   – April 21.

Featuring Andrew Hoyem and David Spence.

David Spence talk Life from Sketches to Sacraments will start the second part of the evening at 7 pm.

David Spence, retired from his post as minister at St. Andrew’s United Church in Port Moody, he formerly sat on a chaplaincy committee of the Riverview hospital.

During Port Moody’s centennial year David Spence a long time member of the Port Moody Heritage Society  played Col. Richard Clement Moody, often wearing the scarlet uniform of the Royal Engineers.

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Background info on our April 21 event

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imposing-stoneApril 21 we continue our exciting programming around our Koch exhbition.

Andrew Hoyem from the Arion Press in San Francisco will give the first talk at 5pm.

If you are not familiar with letterpress printing and fine printing Andrew might not be a familiar figure. However Andrew Hoyem is considered  a master printer. Again that might not mean much to most people. A book for most of us is something they pick up in a bookstore or library. Little thought ever goes to how a book is produced. Andrew Hoyem is the publisher of books which not only have a beautiful layout but which are produced with expert skill and craft. The books are printed by the fine letterpress printers at Arion Press, beautifully bound and in most cases feature the original artwork by famous artists.

Andrew Hoyem went into partnership with America’s finest press the Grabhorn Press. Interestingly enough the Grabhorn Press has a long standing connection with Rudolf Koch. In 1928 the Grabhorn Press printed a beautiful book for Random House using  (Bibel Gotisch) a typeface designed and cut by Rudolf Koch.

andrewEventually Andrew renamed the Press to Arion Press. The amazing press and the Grabhorn Institute are now located in the SF Presidio.

The Arion Press has printed a huge range of beautifully designed, printed and bound books. Among them for example the celebrated edition of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”, published in 1971, or the breath taking Bible printed in 2000.

If you like more information please please follow the links below.

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Conversations about Koch

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The Port  Moody Heritage Society is very excited about our upcoming Event on Saturday April 21st called Conversations about Koch. Join us at the Port Moody Station for a wonderful night.

Starting at 5pm Guest Speaker, Andrew Hoyem will talk about the works of Rudolf Koch. Hoyem is a published poet, exhibited artist and considered one of the most accomplished type set printers of today.

At 7:00pm we will hear from Guest Speaker David Spence, a former Port Moody United Church Minister who is now retired living  on Vancouver Island. Mr. Spence will talk about the language and symbols  presented in Rudolf Koch’s book on religious symbols.

Both Talks are free admission and everyone is welcome to join please RSVP for your seat!

If you are interested in joining us for  German cuisine, we are selling tickets for $25 . The dinner will begin at 6:00 pm on our 1921 Train car. Please Call 604-939-1648, or go onto our website and there will be a ticket tab where you can purchase your ticket!

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VIMY RIDGE EVENT

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Join us for a day of commemoration this Sunday April 8th at the Port Moody Station Museum for our Vimy Ridge Event. 12 pm-4 pm.
Throughout the day there will be various activities.

 

GREAT WAR TALK: AIR WAR OVER VIMY
Starting at 12 pm, We will have our Great War Talk Series begin.  Battlefield Guide and Great War historian John Goheen will give a presentation about the Air War over Vimy.
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After the talk you will be able to enjoy five of our new exhibits
 
VETERANS CORNER
The Family of Gordon Shrum has generously loaned us his uniform. From this loan the museum was able to curate a special exhibition commemorating Gordon Shrum. He fought at Vimy ridge, was a celebrated scientist, helped establish Simon Fraser University and was the first chancellor of SFU.
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KOCH EXHIBITION : AS HE SAW IT
 
 Koch was a famous German typographer who made sketches of daily life during the Great War. This is the first time his wartime sketches are being shown outside of Germany.
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AS THEY SAW IT
Enjoy a special exhibition by the talented students from Burnaby North Secondary about the Great War. Each Student enjoyed a day at the Museum and learned about Life in the trenches and saw our New Koch Exhibit. They took what they learned that day and created art which depicts the face of war.
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LIVING TRENCH EXHIBIT
Walk through our trench exhibit and meet  re-enactors demonstrating life of a Canadian soldier in 1917.
Step into the footsteps of a soldier, put on a helmet and deliver letters to the troops in the trenches. At the end of the trench experience you will find out if your particular soldier survived the war. Event is suitable for all ages.
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Unpacking My Suitcase

The students of Ms Lehtonen’s Social Studies 10 Art Enriched course at Burnaby North Secondary School prepared a series of suitcases. The students researched immigration policies and history.

The result of their meticulous research is presented in the form of a fictional character’s suitcase.
Each suitcase contains a carefully researched story and beautifully crafted contents.

STORIES OF THE PAST : FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS
During this event we are also kicking off our drop-in sessions for those that have descendants who fought in the First World War. This information will be included in our exhibition during the 11 days of Remembrance.
Drop In Session: Starting at 1pm
Do you have ancestors that fought in the First World War? Are you interested in sharing their experiences?  We are looking for stories and photographs related to those individuals who fought in the First World War and we’d like to hear from you.

Vimy Ridge

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Join us April 8, 12pm for our Vimy Ridge commemoration.
The family of Gordon Shrum has generously loaned us his uniform. From this loan the museum was able to curate a special exhibition commemorating Gordon Shrum. He fought at Vimy Ridge, was a celebrated scientist and of course first chancellor at SFU.

 

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