New Scouting Display Opens November 24

Port Moody Scouts march down St. John’s Street in the 1940 May Day parade.

Port Moody Scouts march down St. John’s Street in the 1940 May Day parade.

Scouting: History in the Making

Created in partnership with the 40th Canadian Baden-Powell Guild (Tri-Cities), the Port Moody Station Museum is proud to present Scouting: History in the Making. The display highlights the changes in the scouting movement over the past century.

Rope Making

Scouting was first established in Port Moody and much of North America in the 1920s. Since this time the movement has changed greatly. While the emphasis on community service remains a central part of the movement, how this service takes shape looks much different. Even staple activities like camping have been altered with the consideration of environmentalism. This interactive display illustrates these changes and what the scouting movement looked like then and now.

The display includes special program days for visitors to participate in scouting activities, both old and new. Wendy Williams, Guild Master of the 40th said, “We wanted the display to be engaging, keeping the OUT in scouting. So we included weekends and evenings of programs that show, hands-on how scouting has changed with the times.”

The display opens at the Museum November 24th with special pioneering activities for opening weekend.  Additional weekend and evening activities will take place for the duration of the display. For more details, check out our Upcoming Events page. Like scouting, the programs go on rain or shine. The display ends on March 10th, 2013.

“Chinese Legacies” Family Fun Days Continue at the Station Museum

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Despite the not so sunny weather the Canada Day Weekend was a great success.  The crowds gathered to watch the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club while they displayed their model trains on Sunday as the melodies of Larry Yan’s flute floated across the grounds.  The Family Days that lasted from Saturday to Monday were popular as well with the kids building lanterns and searching around the museum finding clues for the scavenger hunt.  On Monday Joanna Wang played the traditional stringed instrument called the “Erhu” as Benjamin Wang taught visitors how to play the strategy game of “weiqi”.  The fun is not over as these Family Fun Days will continue every Sunday, 11am to 4pm, until the end of August.  Crafts and the scavenger hunt will be happening throughout the day and be sure to keep an eye out on the events calendar to see who our special guests will be each Sunday.

Canada Day Weekend at the Station Museum

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Come join us at the Station Museum this Sunday to see the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club (GVGRC). The display includes working model steam engines and a model Thomas the Train display.  Joining the GVRC at the museum will be the Morse Telegraph Society as they teach visitors all about the telegraph and the basics of Morse Code.  Throughout the Canada Day weekend visitors can enjoy our Family Days in conjunction with our feature exhibit “Chinese Legacies”.  Activities include lantern making, spike driving, a scavenger hunt and two musicians.  On July 1st, from 11am to 1pm, Joanna Wang will be playing the Erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument , and from 1pm to 3pm Larry Yan will be playing a series of traditional Chinese flutes.  For more information on parking and costs visit our “What’s On” page.  See you on the weekend!

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.

Coming Event – A Tie for Dad – Father's Day Event

Sunday, June 21st ~ 11am – 4pm

Come visit the Port Moody Station Museum Sunday, June 21st between 11am and 4pm for a special Father’s Day treat. Stamp your name on a copper plaque and attach it to a rail tie for $10. Then see our railway handcar, velocipede and 1921 railcar. Learn to send a telegraph in Morse code. Enjoy crafts and games for kids and free lemonade and cookies for Dad!

For more information on the event please contact Rebecca Clarke – Programs Coordinator

pmmuseum@telus.net

Image by Mark Sylvester courtesy of Free Range Stock

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.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt



Sunday, April 12 -o- 11:00am – 1pm

Join the Port Moody Station Museum on Easter Sunday for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Kids of all ages hunt for marbles on the Museum grounds, and redeem them for a bag of chocolate Easter Eggs.  Concession, Face Painting and more!   Drop in, rain or shine!!!

Admission by suggested $2.00 donation.

For more information please contact Maud Sanford – Museum Assistant

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.