Need Meeting space with a little extra atmosphere? Rental opportunities abound here at the Museum!

Business meeting

Business meetingThank you Starbucks Team for choosing the Port Moody Heritage Society,

Station Museum,  for your meeting venue!

 

Celebrate Our Aboriginal Heritage – June 21st noon to 4:00 pm – Salmon BBQ

Kwikwetlem First Nation

Kwikwetlem First Nation

Join us Saturday June 21st from noon till 4:00 pm for a wonderful celebration of our Aboriginal Heritage. Kwikwetlem First Nation and the Port Moody Heritage Society are proud to partner for this special event. It is with great respect that we take this National Aboriginal Day to celebrate our First Nation Heritage. We will share a Salmon BBQ and activities that educate and share our History. The event is free and the Salmon BBQ dinner is $11.00 per plate.

Activities include: Salmon ‘run’ game, craft activities and various entertainment through out the day.

Mother’s Day Tea on Board the ‘Venosta’ 1921 Rail Car

Tea with Mom

Tea with Mom

The Port Moody Heritage Society is proud to invite you to our Mother’s Day celebration. Tea on board the ‘Venosta’ rail car is a tradition in Port Moody and this year you may choose from one of 3 reserved seatings: 1:45 to 2:45 or 3:00 to 4:00. (Our 12:30 to 1:30 seating is SOLD OUT-Thank you!)

Treat your Mum and your family to our live entertainment and a relaxing Tea with sweet treats in our finest china!  The cost for this fundraiser is $10.00 per person (cash). You will enjoy a leisurely tour of the Museum, a stroll through the Heritage Garden and time to reminisce. Take time for family Sunday May 11th and celebrate our Mum’s at Port Moody Heritage Society’s Museum!

See you at Port Moody Station Museum!

Sunday May 11th 2014

For reservations please: call, email or stop in:

2734 Murray St. Port Moody, BC.              604-939-1648                     info@portmoodymuseum.org

Mark Your Calender, Monday Feb 10th – Family Day…All Aboard!

Join us and create family history moments. Celebrate your ‘Family Day’ by hammering your message in metal and affixing to our railroad tie. Then get started on your ‘family tree’ with the Station template as your guide.

 $10.00 per Family, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Pre-Order Your History Book Today

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Looking for an interesting gift this holiday season? Purchase your copy of our new history of Port Moody in photographs. Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years is a unique and elegant gift for any of your friends and family. In 192 full colour pages, this book provides a fascinating history of the small town in British Columbia from 1880 to 1980. Using text, photos and personal first-hand accounts, the Port Moody Heritage Society creates a dramatic, factual account of Port Moody life.

All pre-sale orders receive a FREE gift with the purchase of each book.

This package of historical photo postcards can be easily included in any gift card for your friends and family to enjoy while they anticipate the arrival of their book.


Books are $40 each plus tax and will be available in February 2013.

Place your order online or contact the Port Moody Station Museum at 604-939-1648 or sales@portmoodymuseum.org.

Please note, that we are not able to offering shipping options at this time. All books ordered must be picked up at the Port Moody Station Museum.

 All proceeds from the sale of this book help support the Port Moody Heritage Society and its work at the Station Museum.

Ioco Days Brings Out Community Spirit

Bruce Schroeder and the ladies of the Ioco Church celebrate the pie competition entries.

Bruce Schroeder and the ladies of the Ioco Church celebrate the pie competition entries.

Ioco Days Festival has become a hallmark event in Port Moody and you can tell by the efforts community members give to show their support. This year, Heritage Society member and professional baker Bruce Schroeder donated over $700 to show his support. Some of you may know Bruce as the pie contest judge from Ioco Ghost Town Day. Bruce spent 80 hours of his vacation time baking butter tarts and shortbread cookies. He sold these to friends, colleagues and neighbours raising money to support the event. Bruce has shown similar support in the past but went above and beyond this year by organizing this fundraising initiative all on his own. Thanks to Bruce, we were able to break even with this year’s Ghost Town Day event.

The barbershop quartet “Antique Gold” learns about wool from spinner Catherine Dumaine.

Bruce isn’t the only one to show his support. Over 20 community groups showed up in the pouring rain for Ioco Ghost Town Days. Despite the soggy weather, there were smiles on faces and warmth in people’s hearts. Visitors also didn’t shy away with over 200 people showing up.

A big thanks also to our local business sponsors Impact Canopies, Freybe’s Gourmet Foods, and Pacific Coast Terminals for donating thousands of dollars of in-kind services and money to support the event. We have relied on these sponsors for many years to make Ghost Town Days happen.

Expanding Horizons Home School Association was out in full force.

The spirit that the Port Moody and Tri Cities community shows for Ioco Days is remarkable. We should all take pride in the success of such a grass roots event and the attention it brings to the wonderful heritage site of Ioco.

Easter Extravaganza 2012

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Easter Extravaganza 2012

Photos with the Easter Bunny

The Port Moody Station Museum is hosting its 12th annual Easter celebration Sunday, April 8th, 10am-2pm.

The main event is the Easter egg hunt – we hide marbles and kids exchange them for chocolate eggs. But that’s not all! Visitors can also enjoy:

  • performances by magician Dennis Hewson and dog dancing team Joyce Johnstone and Twinkletoes,
  • face painting,
  • carnival games,
  • Easter basket craft with Liz Summerfield,
  • photos with the Easter Bunny (cost is $5),
  • and our bubble zone.

We resupply our hidden marbles and eggs throughout, so no need to rush.

This event is great for young kids with a special area for toddler egg hunting and a baby changing station.

Concession available at the event with coffee, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.

Make your own Easter Basket!

Admission is $5 per person – available at the door (CASH or CHEQUE ONLY). All proceeds go to support the Port Moody Station Museum charitable society.

Performance Schedule

Music by Nigel Tucker – all day in the station

Joyce and Twinkletoes – 11am, 12pm, 1pm

Dennis the Magician – 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm

Parking available next door at Rocky Point Park.

Contact the Museum at 604-939-1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org.

Fundraiser for the PoMo Heritage Society

Only 2 more days to purchase your tickets for Unwrapped!
Unwrapped is a special night of shopping at Coquitlam Centre on Nov. 24th. Tickets for the event are $10 with all proceeds going to charity. Purchase your tickets at the Port Moody Station Museum to support the Port Moody Heritage Society.

Ioco Ghost Town Day

Ioco Ghost Town Day is a family oriented heritage event that will be held at the Ioco lawn bowling green on Sunday October 4th from noon-4pm. The focus of the event will be a variety show with a number of different musical, dance and other performing arts acts. There will also be booths from a variety of different community organizations. The Port Moody Heritage Society is in charge of the hot dog concession and providing crafts and games for kids. We are looking of a variety of volunteers to help out. As part of a fundraiser for the Port Moody Station Museum, the Museum will receive $50 for each volunteer that participates in this event. We need 5 volunteers for the concession stand, 8 volunteers for children games and crafts, 2 volunteers to help set up and take down tents, and 1 volunteer who can sit with the Ioco Heritage photo display. We also need 12 volunteers with a dramatic spirit to participate in our heritage fashion show. Participants will be provided costumes appropriate to Ioco heritage. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out.

Thank you,
Rebecca

Rebecca Clarke
Programs & Events Coordinator
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