Heritage Week Events!

Community Display

February 10th – 28th

Daily in the City Hall Galleria,
Wednesday to Sunday at the Port Moody Station Museum

Come see sports and recreation of Port Moody’s past at the Galleria in City Hall and the Port Moody Station Museum. Historic photos and artifacts relating to the theme of sports and recreation will be on display. Participate in our community display by bringing your vintage sport or recreation artifacts to the Station Museum.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Community Display Opening Night

February 15th (Mon)

Open House 7-8:30pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

See what locals have to offer in the Community Display at the Port Moody Station Museum. Local recreation historian Don Cunnings will give a presentation on the history of sport and recreation in Port Moody and the Tri-City area. Light refreshments provided. Admission is free.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Silent Movie Matinee

February 14th (Sun)

2-4pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Miss the slapstick and corny puns of early cinema? Come by the Port Moody Station Museum for an early Valentine’s Day treat. See a variety of silent movie shorts featuring well known performers. Fee is $10 per person, free to Heritage Society members.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Antique Appraisals

February21st (Sun)

1– 3pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Have a treasure you think is invaluable? Well known local appraisers Al Bowen of Bowen and Associates Appraisers and Ray Stonehouse of “Great Canadian Collectables” on St. Johns Street will be available to appraise your items. This year’s focus is on sports and recreation artifacts and memorabilia. Cost is $15 for two items.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.

Excellent Location for Visual Arts Subjects

Looking for a visually interesting place to bring your students? The Port Moody Station Museum offers a variety of subject matter for students in the visual arts. Whether it’s sketching, photography or film, our Museum will provide unique backdrop. Located in an original 1907 train station, visitors can explore a recreated station telegraph office, kitchen and parlour representative of a live-in station from the 1920s and exhibits on the early history of the Port Moody area. Also on site is a 1921 restored railway sleeper car and heritage garden. The Museum is available 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Call ahead to book. The cost is $30 per class.

For more information visit www.vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum  or call 604-939-1648. To book your class, email programs.pmmuseum@telus.net.

Rebecca Clarke
Programs & Events Coordinator
t 604-939-1648
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LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

Create your own “Stop Motion” Film at the Port Moody Station Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 18, 2008

Port Moody, BC. November 18, 2008:  The Port Moody Station Museum kicks off its new partnership with Reel 2 Real on Sat. Nov. 29th.  Bring your children to an Open House at the Museum from Noon-3:30pm to experience creating animation first hand.  A professional animator and computer equipment with special software will be set up to allow children the opportunity to create a short stop motion animated film with paper cut outs.

The Open House launches the Port Moody Station Museum’s partnership with Reel 2 Real in providing the Animating History program to local grade 4-8 classes. In this program students create a 1-2min. animated piece of historical fiction about the building of the transcontinental railway.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for District #43 schools.” explains Rebecca Clarke, Programs Coordinator at the Port Moody Station Museum. “Having been involved with this program at other museums, I have watched students become immersed in animating their own characters. They are so proud when the day is over, to see the film created by their class.  It is a real testament to team work. Many teachers have told me how impressed they are when they see students who don’t usually get excited by history, really get involved.”

Located at 2734 Murray St., the Port Moody Station Museum is housed in an historic railway station and offers a variety of exhibits on Port Moody history as well as an authentic 1921 rail car.  Film For information on this and other exciting youth programs contact Rebecca Clarke at the Port Moody Station Museum at 604-939-1648 or email at programs.pmmuseum@telus.net The Museum is open Wednesday thru Sunday, Noon – 4pm.  Monday and Tuesday by appointment.  Admission by donation.  All proceeds go to support the Port Moody Heritage Society.

Reel 2 Real is a non-profit charity dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth by presenting media arts programming and the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth. For more information visit Reel 2 Real’s website at www.r2rfestival.org. (Note site was not working Nov 22 but might be working now.)

Contact:  Maud Sanford
Museum Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum
604.939.1648