Get in the spirit of the ‘Ghost Girl at the Port Moody Station Museum’!

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Brianne Egeto, Museum Coordinator, is shown here in full costume ready to promote the Venosta Radio Show and Ioco Ghost Town Day at Port Moody’s Culture Days today! Come on down, say hello, and get in the spirit of “Ghost Girl at the Port Moody Museum” – showing tomorrow at the Inlet Theatre at 4PM. We have lots of seats available so bring the whole family down! And don’t forget to come down to the old Ioco Townsite to celebrate Ioco Ghost Town Day next Sunday, Oct. 4, from 12-4PM!

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Celebrating Heritage

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The Port Moody Station Museum will be celebrating Heritage on Monday February 16 and February 22nd.

On the 16th, we invite guests to the museum for a guided tour to learn about Port Moody’s history! There will be a great activity for the kids, where they will color buildings and create what early Port Moody would have looked like in the 1900’s. They then can participate in a scavenger hunt.  On February 22, We are proud to participate in an event celebrating Heritage,  that is being held at Queen Street Plaza. From 12 noon – 4 pm, please stop by and enjoy celebrating with us!

IOCO Ghost Town Day, Sunday October 5th, 2014

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Best Dressed Pet Parade

Rebel Haunt Theatre Group

Pumpkin Pageant

Reno Schembri

 Hourglass Cabaret

Imperial Oil Display

Home Learners Association

Caulfied School of Dance

Pony Rides

IOCO Church Tours

and much, MUCH, much MORE!

Please note that this year due to unforeseen circumstances the Model A Ford Club will have a Show & Shine, rather than provide rides. Our sincere regrets as we know this was a highlight for many of you. The Model A Ford Club is working on a solution but until then we want to ensure we respect these changes and enjoy the event!

 

Download the Ioco Ghost Down Day 2014 Flyer

 

Visit us at the Library March 2nd

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Tracks in Time Contributors

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

Join us for some free family fun. Recapture the spirit of the past at the historic Ioco town site. Activities for all ages. Listen to 50s jazz and enjoy a variety show. Try your hand at horseshoes and lawn bowling. Bake and bring the prize winning pie or sample BC grown apples. Kids can decorate and take their own jack o lantern, make a heritage craft or play heritage games. Lots to see and do at this community event.

Where: Ioco Lawn Bowling Green (Ioco Rd. and 1st Ave.)

When: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 12pm-4pm

For more information: visit www.vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum/news.html or call 604-939-1648

Ioco Ghost Town Day

Ioco Ghost Town Day is a family oriented heritage event that will be held at the Ioco lawn bowling green on Sunday October 4th from noon-4pm. The focus of the event will be a variety show with a number of different musical, dance and other performing arts acts. There will also be booths from a variety of different community organizations. The Port Moody Heritage Society is in charge of the hot dog concession and providing crafts and games for kids. We are looking of a variety of volunteers to help out. As part of a fundraiser for the Port Moody Station Museum, the Museum will receive $50 for each volunteer that participates in this event. We need 5 volunteers for the concession stand, 8 volunteers for children games and crafts, 2 volunteers to help set up and take down tents, and 1 volunteer who can sit with the Ioco Heritage photo display. We also need 12 volunteers with a dramatic spirit to participate in our heritage fashion show. Participants will be provided costumes appropriate to Ioco heritage. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out.

Thank you,
Rebecca

Rebecca Clarke
Programs & Events Coordinator
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Don't Forget! Upcoming Holiday Events

Holiday Tea PosterHoliday Tea on the Venosta

December 14 (Sunday) December 20 (Saturday) and December 21 (Sunday)
11am – 3 pm

Once again the Port Moody Station Museum will be hosting their Holiday Tea on the Venosta. The Venosta is a 1921 restored rail car reminiscent of that era.

Cost: $5.00 per person

For more information please contact Maud Sanford – Museum Assistant

604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net



CPR Holiday Train PosterCPR 2008 Holiday Train

December 19 (Friday)

Where:at the foot of Queens St.

Arrives at 9:15 pm

Show at 9:30 pm

Departs at 10:00 pm

Bring nonperishables or cash donations for the Port Moody Food Bank.

Entertainment, food, beverages, and more!

For more information please contact Maud Sanford – Museum Assistant

604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net

CPR 2008 Holiday Train

CPR Holiday Train

Friday, December 19, 2008

Arrives at the foot of Queens St. at 9:15 pm

Show at 9:30 pm

Departs at 10:00 pm

Bring nonperishables or cash donations for the Port Moody Food Bank.

Entertainment, food, beverages, and more!