Holiday Tea December 20th and 21st Cancelled

We are sorry to disappoint you but due to unforeseen circumstance The December 20th and 21st Holiday teas on the Venosta passenger rail car have to be cancelled. Water pipes froze and burst so there is no water in the train car.

The museum is still open and decorated for the holidays and we welcome your visits. We are open for winter hours of Wednesday to Sunday from Noon to 4 pm. We will be closed for winter vacation holidays.

Holday Events


Decorating for the Holidays

Saturday, December 6 – 11:00am

Museum will be alight with the magic of the Holiday Season.

Admission by donation

Holiday Ginger Bread Houses – Display

December 7 – ongoing

A fascinating display of Gingerbread houses will be hosted in the Museums Historical Kitchen reflecting the versatility of Ginger Bread.

Admission by Donation

Holiday Tea on the Venosta

Sunday, December 14, Saturday December 20 and Sunday December 21.

11:00am – 3:00pm.  $5.00 per person

Enjoy tea, treats and Holiday Music with Nigel Tucker  on our vintage 1921 refurbished railcar.

CPR Holiday Train

Friday December 19, 8:00pm – Free family event
Foot of Queens Street – Port Moody

Train arrives:  9:15pm

Displays, entertainment, hot apple cider, crafts and more begin at the Queens Street plaza at 8:00pm


For more information on these and other events, please call:

Maud Sanford
Museum Administrative Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum

Tel (604) 939-1648

Volunteers for Holiday Tea!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  – We need volunteers for the Holiday Tea on the Train!  Meet new people and enjoy some holiday spirit!  Please contact Maud Sanford if you can give us a couple hours of your time!

For more information on this and other events, please call:

Maud Sanford
Museum Administrative Assistant
Port Moody Station Museum

Tel (604) 939-1648

Don't Forget! Upcoming Holiday Events

Holiday Tea PosterHoliday Tea on the Venosta

December 14 (Sunday) December 20 (Saturday) and December 21 (Sunday)
11am – 3 pm

Once again the Port Moody Station Museum will be hosting their Holiday Tea on the Venosta. The Venosta is a 1921 restored rail car reminiscent of that era.

Cost: $5.00 per person

For more information please contact Maud Sanford – Museum Assistant

604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net



CPR Holiday Train PosterCPR 2008 Holiday Train

December 19 (Friday)

Where:at the foot of Queens St.

Arrives at 9:15 pm

Show at 9:30 pm

Departs at 10:00 pm

Bring nonperishables or cash donations for the Port Moody Food Bank.

Entertainment, food, beverages, and more!

For more information please contact Maud Sanford – Museum Assistant

604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net

Holiday Tea on the Venosta

Once again the Port Moody Station Museum will be hosting their Holiday Tea on the Venosta. The Venosta is a 1921 restored rail car reminiscent of that era.

Holiday Teas – Sunday December 14, Saturday, December 20 and Sunday December 21st.

Times: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: $5.00 per person

For more information please contact Maud Sanford – Museum Assistant
604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net

CPR 2008 Holiday Train

CPR Holiday Train

Friday, December 19, 2008

Arrives at the foot of Queens St. at 9:15 pm

Show at 9:30 pm

Departs at 10:00 pm

Bring nonperishables or cash donations for the Port Moody Food Bank.

Entertainment, food, beverages, and more!

Winter at the Museum

Winter at the Museum

by Darrell Wade Penner

The Port Moody Station Museum is a special place to me at any time of the year, but I love it in the winter, especially in the weeks before Christmas and the Holiday Season. I love to see the station and the rail car – Venosta – decorated for the holidays with traditional decorations, Christmas lights, poinsettias, and other signs of the season. Some of the traditional decorations older than others.

It is still officially Autumn, but to me – Winter begins with the ending of November and the beginning of December. There are still around 4 weeks to the Winter Solstice, but I am already thinking Winter Thoughts.

Right now we are lucky enough to have a display of toys from over the past century or so in the “Mail Room” – the Small exhibition hall beside the Telegraph room. This display has been quite popular and has been up for quite a while and I hope that even if it does get replaced, that it does get put up each year in time for the Holiday Season.

We will be having our traditional Holiday teas in the Venosta* on the coming December Sundays of the 9th, 16th, and 23rd. The Venosta is always nicely decorated and set out for the teas. The museum is set a bit apart from the shops and the hustle and bustle, but it is cradled in the loop of the Murray/Moody street interchange and so is an easy stop-off for a soothing Sunday tea with Christmas Carols and Holiday Music in the background.

While it is not actually at the museum, we at the museum take part in the annual CPR Holiday Train* which will arrive at Queens Street Plaza Tuesday, December 18th at 9:15 pm. We serve hot apple cider there at this Free Family Event. It is a fund raiser for the food banks throughout the Tri-City area.

While we can always expect to see snow here in Metro Vancouver… on the mountain tops on our northern side, we may or may not see it here at sea level at the museum. When we do get snow at sea level, it is beautiful. While the snow clouds are still in the air Burrard Inlet is a dark grey calm stillness, the mountains disappear or are giants hunched in the background and the hills are shadows of themselves. The museum is beautiful with the snow on the ground creating a sense of purity, making pristine the mundane reality. It can really make the lights on the eaves and in the windows warm and welcoming.

At one time wood, coal, or oil stoves kept stations warm, now modern natural gas furnace and heat pumps do – and of course the oil and kerosene lanterns have been replaced by first incandescent bulbs and now by energy efficient compact florescent bulbs.

Come and enjoy a visit to the museum this winter!

~ Darrell Wade Penner
Museum Webmaster and Board Member

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* Events are mentioned earlier in this Blog

CPR Holiday Train

CPR HOLIDAY TRAIN
Tuesday, December 18,
9:15pm – Free Family Event
Join the Port Moody Station Museum for hot apple cider at the CPR Holiday Train visit. The train will be arriving at Queens Street Plaza in Port Moody on Tuesday, December 18 at 9:15pm with entertainment beginning at 9:30pm. This is a fundraiser for food banks throughout the Tri-City area so bring down your donations of non-perishable food items. All food collected here stays here!
Hope to see you at the CPR Holiday Train!!!

Holiday Teas at the Museum

HOLIDAY TEA ON THE VENOSTA

Sundays, December 9, 16, 23
1pm-4pm $5.00 per person
Once Again, The Port Moody Station Museum will host its Annual Holiday Tea on the Train. On Sundays, community guests are invited to enjoy tea and treats on our 1921 Railcar the Venosta. With Christmas Carols and Holiday Music in the background, its a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Volunteers are needed to help with the Holiday Tea on the Train. Any time you have available would be very much appreciated. Duties include meet and greeting guests, serving tea and treats, making tea and just having fun. For more information or to volunteer, please call Maud Sanford at 604.939.1648.