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Curator's Corner


Curator’s Corner

Jim Millar – Manager / Curator, Port Moody Station Museum

It is a busy summer at the Museum. Our summer students sponsored by Service Canada and Heritage Canada are working well on projects. (See the student’s introductions on page 3)

Stephanie and Megan are working on displays and exhibits with Courtney’s help.

Trevor has been conducting school tours (with assistance from the rest) and working on breaking our tour programs into specific grade levels that meet the Educational guidelines. Mark has been scanning photos and assisting with the Educational Program. Courtney is also verifying the artefacts on display and will be cataloguing new accessions.

The recently renovated Freightshed (now called the Large Exhibit Room) is having new displays plus will play a major part in our Honouring Veterans event on Canada Day. There is a new screen and sound system tanks to the Port Moody Foundation. The Vancouver Foundation was the biggest supporter and the BC Arts Council also helped significantly. Lots of volunteer help with the biggest thanks to Dave Maxwell.

We have a few new folks helping Tom with the garden. Things are looking good there too but can always use more support.

Canada day is shaping up. We had a successful event in 2005 and naturally we plan this one to be ‘bigger and better’. Veteran Affairs Canada is the major supporter with assistance appreciated from the Consulate of the Netherlands and the Celebrate Committee of BC. We have at least 16 groups participating including the Consul Generals of France and the Netherlands with Veterans, old military vehicles and even a biplane! It will be great. If you have some spare time to help on Canada Day, we would appreciate the support as always and please encourage everyone to attend.

Membership is another important area to encourage people to become members. Important for sourcing grant monies. 2007 membership for the rest of the year is only $5. If you haven’t joined, please do and try to find some friends to join as well.

I took my first 3-week vacation in ten years, travelling with my wife, Brenda to Ireland. We had a ‘grand’ trip driving around the Island on the ‘wrong side of the road and staying at B&Bs. I will put on a slide show in September if encouraged enough – actually there are some very good pictures.

Excerpt from the “Station Telegram” Summer 2007 – Canada Day Edition

(I’ll see about posting that page 3 article in the near future introducing the students – ed)

Press Release for Father's Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Who: The Port Moody Station Museum

When: Sunday, June 17, 2007 – FATHERS DAY

Where: 2734 Murray St.

Port Moody, BC (Next to Rocky Point)

CELEBRATE FATHERS DAY AT THE PORT MOODY STATION MUSEUM

The Port Moody Station Museum is once again hosting its Annual Fathers Day Lemonade and Cookie event. This year it coincides with the Grand Opening of the Freight Shed Redevelopment Project which now houses the Museums’ Exhibition Room.

Beginning in the fall of 2006, great care was taken to insure the authenticity of the renovations. “We searched long and hard for reclaimed wood for the floors and display cases,” explains Manager/Curator Jim Millar. “This was an arduous task but necessary to keep with the ambience and look of our museum.”

An old tool display, a photographic display of Port Moody Then and Now and more are here to enjoy.

The Port Moody Station Museum is owned and operated by the Port Moody Heritage Society and is part of their effort to promote increased awareness and knowledge of Port Moody’s Heritage and History.

Contact: Maud Sanford

Address: 2734 Murray St.

Port Moody, BC

Phone: 604.939.1648

Email: pmmuseum@telus.net

www.vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum

The Large Exhibition Hall

The Large Exhibition Hall

It has a new name and it doesn’t look like this any more! We have been calling it “The Freight Shed” but with the changes made to promote the display of artifacts and allow for lectures and showings we are changing the name to “The Large Exhibition Hall”.

This picture was taken earlier in the year when renovations were under way. I have had a sneak peak or two and it looks wonderful with dark rich wood and honey light wood and new displays and cabinetry. The new setup will be more flexible and there will be more flexibility for creation of changing exhibits. The museum was good before but will be even better!

Join us Fathers’ Day for the Grand Re-Opening of The Large Exhibition Hall on June 17th from 10am – 4pm.

Father's Day Grand Re-Opening of Exhibition Room.

Father’s Day!
Sunday, June 17th, 10am – 4 pm
Father’s Day Grand Re-Opening of The Port Moody Stations New Large Exhibition Room.

Join us for Lemonade and Dad’s Cookies and visit the new exhibits and displays. Our heritage garden is in full bloom and is a wonderful place to sit and relax.