Summer Student Updates: Collections Assistant

New Compact Shelving

Compact Shelving

The newly installed compact shelving units at The Port Moody Station Museum have given us the opportunity to reorganise and modernize our collections and records.  However, since their instalment this February, the museum staff has had their work cut out for them.  This is especially true for Peter Wallace, the Museum’s Collections Assistant.  He is working on the instalment and digitization of all our photographs, glassware, and iron tools, which is nearing completion.  The project next on hand for him is photographing and organizing the chairs, trunks, desks and drawers that came back from movable storage last week.  The reorganisation allows us to re-assess each item’s relevance to the heritage of Port Moody, ensuring that the Museum’s exhibits and programmes are the best they can be.

“Chinese Legacies” Family Fun Days Continue at the Station Museum

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Despite the not so sunny weather the Canada Day Weekend was a great success.  The crowds gathered to watch the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club while they displayed their model trains on Sunday as the melodies of Larry Yan’s flute floated across the grounds.  The Family Days that lasted from Saturday to Monday were popular as well with the kids building lanterns and searching around the museum finding clues for the scavenger hunt.  On Monday Joanna Wang played the traditional stringed instrument called the “Erhu” as Benjamin Wang taught visitors how to play the strategy game of “weiqi”.  The fun is not over as these Family Fun Days will continue every Sunday, 11am to 4pm, until the end of August.  Crafts and the scavenger hunt will be happening throughout the day and be sure to keep an eye out on the events calendar to see who our special guests will be each Sunday.

Canada Day Weekend at the Station Museum

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Come join us at the Station Museum this Sunday to see the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club (GVGRC). The display includes working model steam engines and a model Thomas the Train display.  Joining the GVRC at the museum will be the Morse Telegraph Society as they teach visitors all about the telegraph and the basics of Morse Code.  Throughout the Canada Day weekend visitors can enjoy our Family Days in conjunction with our feature exhibit “Chinese Legacies”.  Activities include lantern making, spike driving, a scavenger hunt and two musicians.  On July 1st, from 11am to 1pm, Joanna Wang will be playing the Erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument , and from 1pm to 3pm Larry Yan will be playing a series of traditional Chinese flutes.  For more information on parking and costs visit our “What’s On” page.  See you on the weekend!

Annual General Meeting

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It’s that time of year again, where we reflect on everything that has happened in the past year and look into the future of the Port Moody Heritage Society and the Port Moody Station Museum.  The meeting will be taking place at 7:00pm, June 18th at the Port Moody Station Museum(2734 Murray St., Port Moody).  All heritage society members are invited to attend and add their input into the general discussion as well as vote for the new board of directors for the 2012/2013 year.

The annual general meeting is extremely important in solidifying our plans for the future and continuing with our goal of preserving and sharing the heritage of Port Moody.  The society is fuelled by the commitment of our members and volunteers and we are always looking for more people to help in our goals.  If you are interested, visit the membership page or email us at info@portmoodymuseum.org and come out June 18th to learn more about this amazing organization. (In order to vote you must be a member in good standing for at least 30 days)