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

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.

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

 

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.

Annual General Meeting

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It’s that time of year again, where we reflect on everything that has happened in the past year and look into the future of the Port Moody Heritage Society and the Port Moody Station Museum.  The meeting will be taking place at 7:00pm, June 18th at the Port Moody Station Museum(2734 Murray St., Port Moody).  All heritage society members are invited to attend and add their input into the general discussion as well as vote for the new board of directors for the 2012/2013 year.

The annual general meeting is extremely important in solidifying our plans for the future and continuing with our goal of preserving and sharing the heritage of Port Moody.  The society is fuelled by the commitment of our members and volunteers and we are always looking for more people to help in our goals.  If you are interested, visit the membership page or email us at info@portmoodymuseum.org and come out June 18th to learn more about this amazing organization. (In order to vote you must be a member in good standing for at least 30 days)

New Board Members Needed

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Are you interested in making your community a better place? Do you enjoy history, public events or education? Join the Board of Directors for the Port Moody Heritage Society!

The Port Moody Station Museum is run by the Port Moody Heritage Society. The Heritage Society is made up of people who are interested in preserving and sharing the heritage and history of Port Moody. This group is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who help oversee the management of the Museum and other Heritage Society projects.

The Board of Directors is currently look for new members who share their interest in Port Moody’s history and the work and the Station Museum. Directors will be elected at the Annual General Meeting on June 11th, 2012. Directors must become members of the Society and be willing to attend monthly meetings (generally held the 2nd Monday of each month).

We hope you can join us in making an excellent organization even better.

For questions, please email Jim Millar at jim@portmoodymuseum.org or call 604-939-1648.

Collection Storage Gets $60K Renovation

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This winter has brought great news for our artifact collection.  For those of you who’ve never had a behind the scenes tour, the Port Moody Heritage Society maintains a collection of over 20,000 artifacts in our basement storage.  The basement is divided into our vault storage at the east end and the annex storage at the west end. The vault storage was renovated almost ten years ago and contains our smaller artifacts, textiles and archival material.

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This year we will undertake a $60,000 renovation of the west side of the storage which currently hold our larger items. This will give us approximately 40% more storage space and allow us to continue to collect new artifacts. The renovation will include:

  • new compact shelving units on the north and south walls
  • new picture storage systems
  • the creation of a new work space for staff, volunteers and guest researchers
  • new storage for program materials and costumes
  • A plethora of program materials

    A big thank you to Heritage Canada for their contribution of $25,000 toward the project. And to the City of Port Moody for matching Heritage Canada’s funding with a $30,000 contribution. This funding goes a long way to giving our facility the capacity to preserve items of importance to Port Moody’s history for many years to come.