Mother’s Day Tea on Board the ‘Venosta’ 1921 Rail Car

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Tea with Mom

The Port Moody Heritage Society is proud to invite you to our Mother’s Day celebration. Tea on board the ‘Venosta’ rail car is a tradition in Port Moody and this year you may choose from one of 3 reserved seatings: 1:45 to 2:45 or 3:00 to 4:00. (Our 12:30 to 1:30 seating is SOLD OUT-Thank you!)

Treat your Mum and your family to our live entertainment and a relaxing Tea with sweet treats in our finest china!  The cost for this fundraiser is $10.00 per person (cash). You will enjoy a leisurely tour of the Museum, a stroll through the Heritage Garden and time to reminisce. Take time for family Sunday May 11th and celebrate our Mum’s at Port Moody Heritage Society’s Museum!

See you at Port Moody Station Museum!

Sunday May 11th 2014

For reservations please: call, email or stop in:

2734 Murray St. Port Moody, BC.              604-939-1648                     info@portmoodymuseum.org

Congratulations Jim Millar! Winner of the 2013 Port Moody Heritage Award

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Al and Nellie Sholund are life time Members of the Port Moody Heritage Society and support the Port Moody Station Museum. They were happy to congratulate Jim on his many accomplishments! It was wonderful they were able to join the celebration.

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Appropriately dressed in period costumes, Jim and Brenda take a photo opportunity for preservation purposes! They enjoyed the recognition for time and effort in supporting Port Moody’s Heritage!

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Mark Your Calender, Monday Feb 10th – Family Day…All Aboard!

Join us and create family history moments. Celebrate your ‘Family Day’ by hammering your message in metal and affixing to our railroad tie. Then get started on your ‘family tree’ with the Station template as your guide.

 $10.00 per Family, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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This Year’s Ioco Ghost Town Day was a Success!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in making Ioco Ghost Town Days a big success this year.  We had amazing weather, dedicated volunteers and  great entertainment!  Kinsmen served hot dogs and smokies with a smile and there were many crafts and games for the kids. Rebel Haunt Theatre gave 2 great performances as they took crowds around the townsite and everyone loved the Model A Car tours.  Approximately 2000 people came out to look at the displays, listen to the bands, watch the magician and soak in the sun. The Port Moody Heritage Society would like to thank all the sponsors, Heritage Canada, Port Moody Heritage Commission, Pacific Coast Terminals, Freybe’s and Tim Hortons. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who made the day such a success!

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Sept 29 at 4pm at the Inlet Theatre, Don’t Miss the Venosta Vintage Hour Radio Show

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On Sunday, September 29, 4pm at the Inlet Theatre make sure you do not miss, The Venosta Variety Hour Radio Show.

   Rebel Haunt Theatre along with some dedicated volunteers are excited to take you back to the days before television when families would gather around the radio to be entertained by stories, ads and music. Here is the group at a dress rehearsal!

 

Please Welcome Our New Program Coordinator

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Brianne Egeto is an archaeologist who has a passion for local history. She has years of experience working in collections and project management and is excited to join the Port Moody Station Museum.

 

Visit us at the Library March 2nd

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Had a chance to read through some of our new book Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years? Interested in hearing more amusing and touching stories from Port Moody’s past?

Come and visit some of the book’s contributors at the next Centennial event – “Living Heritage” at the Port Moody Library Saturday, March 2nd from 1:30-3:30pm. Have a chat with local seniors Valerie Julian, Shirley Robitaille, Orme Payne and John (Garry) Bugden or listen to Nancy Greenall share her experience as Miss Port Moody 1974. While you’re there, have a cup of tea and stop by to see our new listen station “Port Moody Memories”.

Port Moody Memories shares clips of audio recordings from three early Port Moody residents. Listeners can enjoy the stories while watching a slide show of photographs relating to each topic. Listen to Mary Jones arrival in Port Moody in 1912, Bert Flinn’s harrowing sawmill accident or Fred Laidlaw describe the many recreational activities of Ioco town. Thank you to our Exhibits Assistant Will McGraw for creating each video and volunteer Devin Jain for creating the computer application to make the process user friendly.

If you haven’t purchased your copy of Tracks in Time, it will be available to purchase at the event.

Heritage House Tours

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In honour of Port Moody’s Centennial year and to celebrate BC Heritage Week, the Port Moody Heritage Society is offering tours through ten homes in neighbourhoods around Port Moody Sunday, February 24th from 10am-4pm. Visitors will be delighted by costumed hosts at each home who will provide information on the architecture and family history of each home.

The self-guided tour includes many homes from the Moody Centre neighbourhood built between 1900 and 1930. To give visitors a full perspective of the development of Port Moody and the impact post-war neighbourhoods had on the city, homes from the Seaview, College Park and Glenayre neighbourhoods are also included. This contrasts traditional Edwardian style homes with the mid-century modern architecture seen in the 1950s and 60s.

According to Museum Manager Jim Millar, “People don’t often associate post-war homes with heritage. However, it is getting harder and harder to find these homes in their original state. The homes in these neighbourhoods reflect a unique style of architecture and a shift in thinking about what a home or neighbourhood should be.”

In addition to the house tours, participants will be served tea and treats at Moody Elementary courtesy of the school Parent Advisory Council.centenniallogosmall

Tickets are $30 including HST and can be ordered online or at the Port Moody Station Museum. For more information contact the Museum at info@portmoodymuseum.org or 604-939-1648.

Thanks to our sponsor Heritage Canada.

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Welcome 2013!

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Happy New Year!

Well, 2012 was a busy year with a lot of interesting projects on the go. 2013 is shaping up to be even better. With the celebration of Port Moody’s Centennial, the Port Moody Heritage Society will be hitting the streets. Here are some of the places you can find us in the coming months:

January

Hope you had a chance to check out the photo exhibit and artifacts at the Centennial Launch event in Rocky Point. Thanks to the city of Port Moody for inviting us to participate!

February

We’ll kick off the month by launching our new book, Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years. We’ll be promoting the book at various Tri-City events through the year.

On the 24th we celebrate BC Heritage Week with a Heritage House Tour through Port Moody’s neighbourhoods. (Tickets on sale now!)

Later in the month, we look forward to the launch of our latest online photo exhibit Port Moody Development: CPR to Evergreen, hosted by the Virtual Museum Canada.

March

On the 2nd we will be at the Port Moody Library’s Human Library event to help them share the fascinating stories of Port Moody citizens.

At the Human Library event, we launch our new Living History listening stations, featuring audio clips from early Port Moody residents set to historical photographs.

On Easter Sunday we bring back our ever-popular Easter Extravaganza.

April

Look for the heritage display at the Port Moody Arts Centre and find us at the Special Council Meeting and community Arts Gathering on the 7th.

May

The local Girl guides will host the annual Mother’s Day Tea on the Train.

June

We will host the Port Moody Heritage Society AGM and member B-B-Q.

On the 22nd, find us in the Centennial Parade down Murray Street.

July

Canada Day weekend we welcome back the Vancouver Lego Club and the scale model designs of talented longtime resident Jim Buckley for our feature exhibit Port Moody: Yesterday and Tomorrow.

Find us at the Port Moody Arts Centre Celebration of Wood on the 20th. Learn how wood has shaped the history of Port Moody for the last 125 years.

August

The Port Moody Heritage Society joins with the CPR Museum train to offer rides to the public in honour of Port Moody’s Centennial.

On the 17th, find us at the Centennial Community Day Picnic in Rocky Point Park.

September

Ioco Days Festival kicks off with a big show at Inlet Theatre on the 29th. Enjoy the old fashioned tunes with a live vintage radio show.

October

Ioco Ghost Town Days is back better then ever. Look for your favourite booths plus much more!

We’ve got lots on the go this year. We’ll keep you posted on the details of each event. I hope you are as excited as we are to celebrate the last 100 years of this special city.

Want to help celebrate? Contact the Port Moody Station Museum at info@portmoodymuseum.org or 604-939-1648.

Ioco Ghost Town Day Returns

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Ioco Ghost Town Day returns!

October 14th, from noon-4pm

Activities include tours of the town in Model A cars, artisan displays, pony rides, kids’ crafts and much more. This year, performers include bluegrass band 5 on a String, magician Dennis Hewson, barbershop quartet Antique Gold, and musician Nigel Tucker. Also joining us to share the history of Ioco as heritage actors are local youth from Theatrix.

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Come join us for this free family event at the former Ioco Lawn Bowling Green (Ioco Rd. & 1st Ave. in Port Moody). Enjoy good old fashioned fun while learning about the heritage of the former Ioco town.

Free parking for both events is available along 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Ioco. For directions to the event, use our Map to Ioco.

Ioco Ghost Town Days is organized by the Port Moody Heritage Society who owns and operates the Port Moody Station Museum.

Ioco Days is supported by Heritage Canada, the Port Moody Heritage Commission, Impact Canopies, Freybe Gourmet Foods, and Pacific Coast Terminals.