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

Model Train Enthusiast

Hello,

The Port Moody Station Museum is looking for some model train enthusiasts to give advice and speak to visitors about model trains for our events on July 1st, 4th and 5th. If you are or know of a model train enthusiast, please contact me at the number below. Having a model train is not required.

Thank you,
Rebecca

Rebecca Clarke
Programs & Events Coordinator
604-939-1648

Summer Event Volunteers – 2009

Hello everyone,

It’s great weather and time to have some fun events at the Museum. Below I’ve listed the events, dates and volunteers we would like to have for each event. Most of our events are free to the public. The hot dog stand helps us pay for the cost of the event. I know it’s not glamorous but it helps keep us going. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions. Thanks for all your support!

Canada Day – Wednesday, July 1st 10:30am-4:30pm

Volunteers needed:

  • Model train enthusiast to who can run and talk about a model train.

Anniversary of the 1st Passenger Train – Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & 5th 11am-4pm

Volunteers needed on Saturday:

  • 4-6 people to help with crafts and games for kids
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30

Volunteers needed on Sunday:

  • 4-6 people to help with crafts and games for kids
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30

Kidsworld – Thursday, July 16th 10am-4pm

Volunteers needed:

  • 2-4 people to help with crafts and games for kids

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Rebecca Clarke
Programs 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.

Educator Appreciation Night

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Open House 3:30pm-6:00pm

The Port Moody Station Museum invites all educators to a night of appreciation. School teachers, ESL teachers, pre school teachers, home schooling parents and educators from all fields are welcome. Guests can learn about our new education programs for all ages and explore our new displays. Programs are designed to provide a fun outing for students as well as compliment the Social Studies and Art curriculum objectives for Kindergarten to Grade 10 and provide community heritage appreciation for adult ESL students.

Complimentary Refreshments and Prize Draws.

For more information please contact Rebecca Clarke – Programs Coordinator

604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net

Port Moody Station Museum Education Programs – Riding the Rails (ages 4-10)

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.

Riding the Rails 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 March 6th for this program.

Riding the Rails (ages 4-10)

Experience the exciting world of trains in this interactive hands-on program. Re-enact a 1920s train trip across Canada in our authentic railway car, the Venosta. Learn to send a telegraph and signal a train in an historical CPR station with real railway artifacts.
(available year round)

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Program for home school families offered Friday, March 6th, 2009 from 10:00-11:30am

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Teacher Resources
Coming soon!

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Click here for booking information.

Heritage Week 2009 — A Legacy of Learning — Build Your Community in 1882

BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY IN 1882

Saturday & Sunday, February 21 & 22

Noon – 4pm

Admission by donation

The public will have the opportunity throughout heritage week to visit the museum and view a reconstructed map of the Village of Port Moody.  The map, measuring 8′ by 12′ depicts Port Moody from 1882-1913 and the public is invited to visit the Museum and colour miniature replicas of storefronts and buildings from this era.  This miniatures will then be placed on the map for others to view and enjoy.  There will be a guest register for contributing residents to sign as well as photo’s being taken for the Port Moody Station Museum archives.

For further information please contact:

Maud Sanford
Museum Administrative Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum

Tel (604) 939-1648

Heritage Week 2009 — A Legacy of Learning — Port Moody School Days

PORT MOODY SCHOOL DAYS

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm

Admission by donation.

Port Moody Station Museum Curator/Manager Jim Millar will be presenting an informative power point presentation and open discussion on the School Days of Port Moody from 1883 thru 1973.  Did you know the first school built was a one-room building at the corner of Douglas and Clarke Streets in 1885?  Come learn more about the evolution of Port Moody Schools!

For further information please contact:

Maud Sanford
Museum Administrative Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum

Tel (604) 939-1648

"Heritage Week 2009 — A Legacy of Learning"

Heritage Week

February 16 – 22

The Port Moody Station Museum celebrates Heritage Week, Feb. 16 to 22th with displays and activities for all ages.  “We have carefully reconstructed an 8’x12’ map depicting the Village of Port Moody from 1882 – 1913,” explains Curator/Manager Jim Millar.  “The community is invited to visit the Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21 & 22 and color miniature replica storefronts of buildings from this era which will be placed on the floor map. It is our hope to show parents and children how Port Moody looked then and now and involve them in a fun and friendly way of how the city developed.”  Heritage button making will also be included on these days.

Communities throughout the province celebrate Heritage Week every year which commences on national Heritage Day, the third Monday in February.  Heritage Week themes open up a multitude of possibilities to recognize community heritage buildings, places and history and to organize special events and celebrations.  The theme of the year’s Heritage Week is “A Legacy of Learning:  The Heritage of Education”.

Jim Millar will be presenting an informative power point presentation and open discussion on the School Days of Port Moody.  “I will be discussing the history of the buildings used for education in Port Moody from 1883 – 1973 and the power point presentation will include some of the students and teachers that attended them”.   Jim continues, “Many people don’t realize that the first school built was a one-room building at the corner of Douglas and Clarke Streets in 1885.  This is also when the Port Moody School District was formed.”  School Days of Port Moody will be held on Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00pm.

Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 4pm and is located at 2734 Murray St. Port Moody, next to Rocky Point Park.

For further information contact: Maud Sanford, Museum Assistant at 604.939.1648.