Canada Day Weekend at the Station Museum

flutes

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!

Lego Display at the Station Museum

Lego Town Mill

Lego Town Mill


This summer the Port Moody Station Museum is hosting a Lego display created by the Vancouver Lego Club. The display, Lego Town, was inspired by the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first trans Canada train on July 4th, 1886. It depicts a heritage town similar to Port Moody complete with moving train, a replica of the Port Moody train station and sawmill.

Lego Town will be on display until August 31st, 2011.

Lego Town Street

125th CPR Train Anniversary Celebration

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody - July 4th, 1886

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody – July 4th, 1886

Friday, July 1st – Sunday, July 3rd
11am-4pm

This year the Port Moody Station Museum celebrates the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the 1st trans-Canada passenger train. July 4th, 1886 was a hallmark event for Canada and Port Moody. To celebrate the occasion, the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will have a display of its G Scale model trains on July 1st. On July 2nd and 3rd the Vancouver Lego Club will have a train display inside the Museum.

heritage actors

Costumed heritage actors

Throughout the weekend, costumed heritage actors will be on site to delight you with stories from 1886. The Morse Telegraph Society will demonstrate their telegraphy skills and artist J Peachywill be doing live painting. Lots of free activities for the family to enjoy including our popular Golden Spike Scavenger Hunt, costume photos on our rail car, railway crafts and the opportunity to personalize your own Museum rail tie. Free cake every day!

Also find our booth at the Golden Spike Days Festival to see our model train and map of old Port Moody.

model steam train

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

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