Heritage Week Events!

Community Display

February 10th – 28th

Daily in the City Hall Galleria,
Wednesday to Sunday at the Port Moody Station Museum

Come see sports and recreation of Port Moody’s past at the Galleria in City Hall and the Port Moody Station Museum. Historic photos and artifacts relating to the theme of sports and recreation will be on display. Participate in our community display by bringing your vintage sport or recreation artifacts to the Station Museum.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Community Display Opening Night

February 15th (Mon)

Open House 7-8:30pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

See what locals have to offer in the Community Display at the Port Moody Station Museum. Local recreation historian Don Cunnings will give a presentation on the history of sport and recreation in Port Moody and the Tri-City area. Light refreshments provided. Admission is free.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Silent Movie Matinee

February 14th (Sun)

2-4pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Miss the slapstick and corny puns of early cinema? Come by the Port Moody Station Museum for an early Valentine’s Day treat. See a variety of silent movie shorts featuring well known performers. Fee is $10 per person, free to Heritage Society members.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Antique Appraisals

February21st (Sun)

1– 3pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Have a treasure you think is invaluable? Well known local appraisers Al Bowen of Bowen and Associates Appraisers and Ray Stonehouse of “Great Canadian Collectables” on St. Johns Street will be available to appraise your items. This year’s focus is on sports and recreation artifacts and memorabilia. Cost is $15 for two items.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.

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.

Ioco Ghost Town Day

Join us for some free family fun. Recapture the spirit of the past at the historic Ioco town site. Activities for all ages. Listen to 50s jazz and enjoy a variety show. Try your hand at horseshoes and lawn bowling. Bake and bring the prize winning pie or sample BC grown apples. Kids can decorate and take their own jack o lantern, make a heritage craft or play heritage games. Lots to see and do at this community event.

Where: Ioco Lawn Bowling Green (Ioco Rd. and 1st Ave.)

When: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 12pm-4pm

For more information: visit www.vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum/news.html or call 604-939-1648

Excellent Location for Visual Arts Subjects

Looking for a visually interesting place to bring your students? The Port Moody Station Museum offers a variety of subject matter for students in the visual arts. Whether it’s sketching, photography or film, our Museum will provide unique backdrop. Located in an original 1907 train station, visitors can explore a recreated station telegraph office, kitchen and parlour representative of a live-in station from the 1920s and exhibits on the early history of the Port Moody area. Also on site is a 1921 restored railway sleeper car and heritage garden. The Museum is available 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Call ahead to book. The cost is $30 per class.

For more information visit www.vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum  or call 604-939-1648. To book your class, email programs.pmmuseum@telus.net.

Rebecca Clarke
Programs & Events Coordinator
t 604-939-1648
f 604-939-1647

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

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

_____________________________

Rebecca Clarke
Programs Coordinator

t 604-939-1648
f 604-939-1647

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

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

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