Volunteers Wanted!

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Looking for an opportunity to get involved with the community? Need more volunteer hours for graduation?

Then this is the place for you!

The Port Moody Station Museum is looking for dedicated individuals to join us in celebrating Canada on July 1st, 2015. The day will involve opening ceremonies, face painting, guest speakers, and much more! We look forward to a busy day full of sunshine and fun.

Volunteers will be doing activities such as working at a  the concession stand, representing us at our display, and face painting. All volunteers will also be provided with lunch and will be given breaks.

To apply, or for more information please e-mail Brianne at info@portmoodymuseum.org

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

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

Station Museum,  for your meeting venue!

 

Congratulations Jim Millar! Winner of the 2013 Port Moody Heritage Award

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Al and Nellie Sholund are life time Members of the Port Moody Heritage Society and support the Port Moody Station Museum. They were happy to congratulate Jim on his many accomplishments! It was wonderful they were able to join the celebration.

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Appropriately dressed in period costumes, Jim and Brenda take a photo opportunity for preservation purposes! They enjoyed the recognition for time and effort in supporting Port Moody’s Heritage!

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations Dennis Hewson!

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Dennis Hewson is a great supporter of the Port Moody Station Museum special events, including Easter Extravaganza and IOCO Ghost Town Days.

 

Please join the Port Moody Heritage Society in Congratulating Dennis on his recent award! During the recent  S.A.M. Banquet Friday Jan. 24th 2014,  Dennis Hewson was awarded the Carl Hemeon Trophy. This award is for excellence in performing and service to the club for 2013. S.A.M. stands for Society of American Magicians – Carl Hemeon Assembly #95 in Vancouver B.C.

 

We are excited for Dennis and this honour and recognition. We are always grateful for his support and talent!

 

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Welcome our 2013/2014 New Board of Directors

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This past June, the Port Moody Heritage Society elected its Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 year. We welcome back our Executive Committee, President Robert Simons, Vice President Al Davies, Secretary Amanda Maplethorp and Treasurer Irene Reid. We greatly appreciate your on-going dedication to the Society. Joining us for their second year is Dan Kirchner, Mladen Plecko, and Ron Simpson and a big congratulations to Armando Elias and Darrell Penner who were re-elected for a two year term.  We also would like to extend a big welcome to our new board members David Ritcey and Jason Hulbert. We look forward to working with you all in the next year.

Please Welcome Our New Program Coordinator

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Brianne Egeto is an archaeologist who has a passion for local history. She has years of experience working in collections and project management and is excited to join the Port Moody Station Museum.

 

Thanks for the Memories

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This will be my last post for the Port Moody Station Museum. For those of you who haven’t heard, I have a new position at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site which begins next week. I have greatly enjoyed my time here. I’ve made many friends and learned much about what makes a museum tick. Thank you to the board of the Heritage Society and to the Port Moody community for making me feel so welcome. Thank you also to the manager of this museum, Jim Millar for his kindness and bestowing on me some of his expertise in heritage management. I will miss you all but take with me many wonderful memories. Please come see me sometime if you’re ever in Steveston.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Clarke

 

Collection Storage Project Complete

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The last six months have been a flurry of activity in our basement. With over 22,000 artifacts, the basement can be a crowded place. However, thanks to a Museum Assistance Project grant from Heritage Canada and funding from the City of Port Moody, the Heritage Society has new compact shelving units in half of our storage. Bury Media did a great job installing the movable shelving last March. Then our Collection Assistant, Peter Wallace spent the last four months re-shelving all the artifacts. Now, our storage facilities are the envy of every museum with artifacts safely stored away. The new shelves have also given use more space to continue collecting into the future.

Thanks to many great volunteers for helping to move so many large and heavy artifacts. Thanks also to Williams Moving and Storage for providing storage for our valuables for a few months.

 

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New office space for donations and research.

Welcome New Directors to the Port Moody Heritage Society Board

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This past June, the Port Moody Heritage Society elected its board of directors for the 2012-2013 year. With our 2011 President, Wayne Beggs, and a number of other directors stepping down, positions were available for a number of new members. Filling these seats, are new board members Christine Clarke, Armando Elias, Dan Kirchner, Mladen Plecko, and Ron Simpson. We look forward to working with this exciting new team!

We also welcome our new Executive Committee with President Robert Simons, Vice President Al Davies, Secretary Amanda Maplethorp. Continuing on are Treasurer Irene Reid and member Darrell Penner. We greatly appreciate your on-going dedication to the Society and look forward to a productive year of governance.

With our changes in governance, we also have new positions open on a number of committees. If you are interested in helping produce high quality displays, educational programs or special events or if you have an interest in preserving historical objects, please contact Rebecca at 604-939-1649 or rebecca@portmoodymuseum.org. We always welcome new members!

2012/2013 Heritage Society Board

Executive

  • President, Robert Simons
  • Vice President, Al Davies
  • Treasurer, Irene Reid
  • Secretary, Amanda Maplethorp
  • Past President, Wayne Beggs

Directors

  • Christine Clarke
  • Armando Elias
  • Dan Kirchner
  • Darrell Penner
  • Mladen Plecko
  • Ron Simpson
  • Honorary Al Sholund

Summer Student Updates: Collections Assistant

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The newly installed compact shelving units at The Port Moody Station Museum have given us the opportunity to reorganise and modernize our collections and records.  However, since their instalment this February, the museum staff has had their work cut out for them.  This is especially true for Peter Wallace, the Museum’s Collections Assistant.  He is working on the instalment and digitization of all our photographs, glassware, and iron tools, which is nearing completion.  The project next on hand for him is photographing and organizing the chairs, trunks, desks and drawers that came back from movable storage last week.  The reorganisation allows us to re-assess each item’s relevance to the heritage of Port Moody, ensuring that the Museum’s exhibits and programmes are the best they can be.