Blog update

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If you looked closely at our web site you noticed that we have “reverted” back to early January. The museum is not able to reverse time, we only preserve history. However our provider messed things up a little and we lost all posts and changes since early January.

Here is a little recap of what is going on:

Heritage Week

February 17 visit our table at city hall from 11am to 3pm
A shuttle bus will take you from city hall to the museum. The bus will also take you to Clark Street for guided walking tours, starting at 11:30am. (tours time 30 minutes)

February 19, 12.30pm join us for a very special exhbition. “Unpacking my suitcase” Immigration in Canada. For this special exhbition the students from Burnaby North Secondary prepared suitcases of fictitious but carefully research immigrants.
On Monday the students will “get off” the train at the Port Moody Station Museum and show their amazing suitcases. As each case is opened a full “life” emerges.

unpacking my suitcase posters webFebruary 22, 2pm we continue our Great War talks series. Join us for a talk on First Nation Soldiers in the Great War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 4, come dressed in your worst fashion disaster to enjoy Ivan Sayers “I can’t believe she wore that!” a look at fashion bloopers from 1900 to 2000.

The tickets are $28 (incl light refreshments) or get a discount of $3 if you pay cash or cheque.

You can now buy tickets directly on our website. ( Hint this will also be the case for any future event)

 

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Koch exhbition

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Please join us Sunday for the opening of the Rudolf Koch exhibition 2pm

Thank you to Arctic meats for providing us we amazing food for our exhibition opening.

Thank you to Alliance Printing for giving us a great deal to get all our information panels printed for the Koch exhibition Alliance Printing

Have a look at Janis Cleugh great article about our exhibition here

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Koch exhbition

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January 14, 2pm the doors open at the Port Moody Station museum for the Koch exhibition. Koch was a famous German typographer who made lots of amazing sketches during the Great War. This is the first time his wartime sketches are shown outside Germany.
Join us for the opening and enjoy amazing food provided by https://www.facebook.com/ArcticMeatSausage/Koch

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New year for us all here at the Port Moody Station Museum.museum greeting

Today in History: The Halifax Explosion

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion, which occurred on December 6th 1917, during the First World War. Two ships, one of which was a munitions ship, collided in the Halifax Harbor, causing the biggest man-made explosion prior to the detonation of the first atomic bomb during World War II in 1945. 2,000 people died and 9,000 were blinded or injured due to the blast and tsunami that followed.

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Christmas tea is full!

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If you are still interested in coming- call or email us your desired date/time and party number and we will contact you if there is a cancellation!

To get on the waitlist please phone (604)939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org

 

seating availability:

Dec 10

10:30 – FULL

1:00 – FULL

2:30 – FULL

 

Dec 17

10:30 – FULL

1:00 – FULL

2:30 – FULL

 

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Meeting the Moodys Exhibition ending soon

You have one week left to check out the Meeting the Moodys exhibition!

Exhibition curator, Dr. Hilary Letwin, will be providing special free guided tours on Friday the 24th at 10am and 3pm.

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Christmas Tea on the Venosta

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The Holiday season is coming up! Celebrate by joining us at the Port Moody Station Museum for our annual Christmas tea!

Climb aboard our decorated 1920s passenger train car, the Venosta, and enjoy tea, hot chocolate, and scones while listening to Christmas music!

There will be 3 seatings on 2 days.

December 10th: 10:30-12:30, 1:00-2:00, 2:30-3:30

December 17th: 10:30-11:30, 1:00-2:00, 2:30-3:30

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child under 12 years.

Cash only. Please pay at the door.

Make sure to RSVP soon, as spaces fill fast!

To reserve your tables, call us at (604) 939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org

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Great War Talk and Candlelight Vigil

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Make sure to join us Friday November 10th at 7pm for the Great War Talk and Candlelight Vigil in honor of Remembrance Day.

The event will start with a talk about the Battle of Passchendaele by special guest presenter John Goheen. Afterwards, a candlelight vigil will be held in the trench at 8pm. Playwright Charlotte Cameron will be reading from her one-act play Running: The Alex Decoteau Story. The Play tells the story of Alex Decoteau, who was the first Indigenous Police Officer in Canada, a runner in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and finally, a message runner in the Great War who died in the Battle of Passchendaele.

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Port Moody Station Museum Week of Remembrance

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Our Week of Remembrance events have been picked up by various media outlets. Check them out below!

Great War Talk and Candlelight Vigil (Nov 8, 7-9pm)

Listen to CBC North by Northwest HERE around the 2:26 mark

Check out Good Times Magazine calendar section of their November issue

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Great War Talk: Aboriginals in the Great War (Nov 12, 2-3pm)

Guest Speaker Tom Van Walleghem of the Great War Talk on First Nations soldiers did an interview with the Tri-City News. Read it HERE

Tell Us the Stories Exhibition Opening (Nov 12, 4-5pm)

Look out for our segment on Breakfast Television Vancouver on City TV airing Friday locally and Saturday nationally.