Chair Yoga on Mondays at the Port Moody Station Museum

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The Port Moody Station will be introducing Chair Yoga as a new Monday program beginning on Monday September 28th.  Program runs from 3:00pm-3:30pm with tea afterwards. Program Cost is $5.00 per session and will be taught by Yoga Instructor Linda Moncur.

This new program will stimulate physical and mental well being through seated yoga poses that move the spine in different ways. This will be accompanied by conscious breathing and soft flowing music. Directed towards seniors and people with limited mobility, but all are welcome.

Please reserve your spot by calling 604-939-1648 or emailing info@portmoodymuseum.org

 

 

 

Summer Programs for Youth Groups

Get your tickets!

Get your tickets!

Summer is a great time to visit the Station Museum. For kids participating in out-of-school care or pre-school programs, we have exciting activities. For only $3 per child, groups can have fun while experiencing our railway past. Our 90 minute Riding the Rails program for ages 5-12 is an active way for kids to learn about the bygone days of the rail travel. For children ages 3-5, our 75 minute Box Car Kids is a hands-on way to learn about the world of trains.

This summer, visitors can also experience the life of the Chinese railway worker in the 1880s with our feature exhibit Chinese Legacies.

Both programs are great for larger active groups. We can accommodate up to 28 children at one time in Box Car Kids and up to 60 children in Riding the Rails. Programs can be booked Monday to Friday in the morning or afternoon. We are flexible to fit your schedule.

While you’re here, check out Rocky Point Park. Only a 3 minute walk away, it has picnic tables, a playground, a water park and a great view of the water!

For more information or to book a date, call 604-939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org.

Fall 2011 Home Learner Programs

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The Port Moody Station Museum is once again offering programs to families who participate in home learning. These programs give individual families the opportunity to attend educational programs normally reserved for groups.

This year we are offering two of our most popular programs in fall.

Look for additional programs in Spring 2012 including a featured program “Chinese Legacies & the CPR”. This program will be offered in conjunction with the travelling exhibit “Chinese Legacies” which will be on at the Museum May to August 2012.  The program Chinese Legacies & the CPR  is recommended for ages 10-14 and will be offered Thurs., May 24th – 10-11:30am.

We also offer other educational programs which may be available if enough families are interested. Please call for more information.

Programs for home learning families are delivered with parent participation in mind. Young children are welcome to come but may not be suitable to participate in all aspects of the program. The cost for 90 min. programs is $6 for 1 adult & 1 child, $2 for each additional child. We hope you can join us!

Students are Animating History at the Station Museum

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reel 2 real

This Spring, classes from across the Lower Mainland came to the Port Moody Station Museum to learn the story of building the CPR in a new and exciting way – through animation. Using paper cut out animation techniques taught by a professional animator during the workshop, each class created a series of scenes based on the story of John A. MacDonald’s dream to unite Canada by railway. Our partner organization Reel 2 Real helps provide a quality animation experience with the use of computers and cameras. By the end of the 4.5 hour workshop, classes have created a 1-2 minute film illustrating the classic Canadian story.
In the process of creating the film, students learn about MacDonald’s dream and the politics and work that it took to make it come true. Scenes often included depict surveying the West, Chinese workers blasting tunnels in BC, hammering the last spike and Lady MacDonald riding the cowcatcher. Students have the opportunity to go deeper into the history and think about what life would have looked like 130 years ago. What would people wear? How would they travel and communicate? Teachers comment that students who are often disinterested in history, become engaged. The workshop is also a great opportunity for students to practice teamwork and appreciate the many skills it takes to create an animated film.
Check out the videos that these groups made above.
For more details on the workshop go to the Animating History section on our School Programs page.

A Report On a Field Trip to the Museum

Here is a blog item I found on the net about a field trip to our museum by a teacher. I believe it to be written by a Vancouver Elementary School teacher, but do not know for sure:

Field trip to the Port Moody Station Museum

The Port Moody Station Museum is a very important and interesting historical site. It is a direct link to B. C.’s past. Without the railway, who knows what Canada would look like today.

To learn a little about the importance of the railway, take a few minutes to view the video titled ‘Forging the National Dream’. After viewing the video, go to the comment section and write one fact that you learned from watching the video.


Field trip to the Port Moody Station Museum – Class-e-News Blog

Odds and Sods Donations Needed

Do you have leftover pieces of ribbon, lonely buttons or other odds and sods around your house? The Museum is looking for donations of these items to use in our pumpkin decorating and /or clothespin dolls crafts. If you have items you would like to donate, please bring them to the Museum Monday – Friday between 9:30am and 4:30pm or Saturday and Sunday between noon and 4pm.

Thank you for your support.

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
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Field Trip Orientation

Teachers are invited to the Port Moody Station Museum to learn more about how our education programs can enhance your Social Studies or Art curriculum. Visit the Museum between Sept. 29th and Oct. 1st from 3:00-5:00pm for free tea, coffee and cookies and a personal orientation to the Museum and its programs.

Thank you,
Rebecca

Rebecca Clarke
Programs & Events Coordinator
t 604-939-1648
f 604-939-1647

Port Moody Station Museum Education Programs – Building a Community in Pioneer Times (grades 2-4)

Our education programs are designed to be interactive hands-on experiences for youth and adults.

Youth programs for school classes and community youth groups.

Adult tours for ESL schools and adult community groups.

To book your program now – click here.

Industry and Community is a Half Day program that you can book for your school class or community youth group. A special day has been set aside for home school families on April 1st for this program.

Building a Community in Pioneer Times (grades 2-4)

What does it take to start a community? Participate in an art activity, recreating the budding town of Port Moody in 1907. Examine objects from turn-of-the-century facilities such as the pharmacy, the school, and the general store. Explore the Museum displays in a guided scavenger hunt.

*Art activity available as a do-it-yourself kit.

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Program for home school families offered Friday, June 12th, 2009 from 10:00-11:30am

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Teacher Resources

Pre-Visit Activity

Post-Visit Resource

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Click here for booking information.

Port Moody Station Museum Education Programs – Industry and Community (grades 4-6)

Our education programs are designed to be interactive hands-on experiences for youth and adults.

Youth programs for school classes and community youth groups.

Adult tours for ESL schools and adult community groups.

To book your program now – click here.

Industry and Community is a Half Day program that you can book for your school class or community youth group. A special day has been set aside for home school families on April 1st for this program.

Industry and Community (grades 4-6)

How does industry impact a community? Learn about the railroad, lumber mills, fur trade and others as you play our industry bingo. Listen to the stories of industry workers of the past, handle objects and examine historical photos and documents. Program adjusted to meet curriculum objectives for each grade level.

Objects and materials from this program are available as an in class kit. The kit may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks for $20.

(available year round)

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Program for home school families offered Friday, May 1st, 2009 from 10:00-11:30am

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Teacher Resources

Industry Backgrounds Link on Program Web Site

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Click here for booking information.