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Background April 21 talk part 2


riverview-cemeteryWe are very excited about our upcoming evening event Conversation Koch About   – April 21.

Featuring Andrew Hoyem and David Spence.

David Spence talk Life from Sketches to Sacraments will start the second part of the evening at 7 pm.

David Spence, retired from his post as minister at St. Andrew’s United Church in Port Moody, he formerly sat on a chaplaincy committee of the Riverview hospital.

During Port Moody’s centennial year David Spence a long time member of the Port Moody Heritage Society  played Col. Richard Clement Moody, often wearing the scarlet uniform of the Royal Engineers.

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Background info on our April 21 event



imposing-stoneApril 21 we continue our exciting programming around our Koch exhbition.

Andrew Hoyem from the Arion Press in San Francisco will give the first talk at 5pm.

If you are not familiar with letterpress printing and fine printing Andrew might not be a familiar figure. However Andrew Hoyem is considered  a master printer. Again that might not mean much to most people. A book for most of us is something they pick up in a bookstore or library. Little thought ever goes to how a book is produced. Andrew Hoyem is the publisher of books which not only have a beautiful layout but which are produced with expert skill and craft. The books are printed by the fine letterpress printers at Arion Press, beautifully bound and in most cases feature the original artwork by famous artists.

Andrew Hoyem went into partnership with America’s finest press the Grabhorn Press. Interestingly enough the Grabhorn Press has a long standing connection with Rudolf Koch. In 1928 the Grabhorn Press printed a beautiful book for Random House using  (Bibel Gotisch) a typeface designed and cut by Rudolf Koch.

andrewEventually Andrew renamed the Press to Arion Press. The amazing press and the Grabhorn Institute are now located in the SF Presidio.

The Arion Press has printed a huge range of beautifully designed, printed and bound books. Among them for example the celebrated edition of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”, published in 1971, or the breath taking Bible printed in 2000.

If you like more information please please follow the links below.

Arion Press

Grabhorn Press




Conversations about Koch


The Port  Moody Heritage Society is very excited about our upcoming Event on Saturday April 21st called Conversations about Koch. Join us at the Port Moody Station for a wonderful night.

Starting at 5pm Guest Speaker, Andrew Hoyem will talk about the works of Rudolf Koch. Hoyem is a published poet, exhibited artist and considered one of the most accomplished type set printers of today.

At 7:00pm we will hear from Guest Speaker David Spence, a former Port Moody United Church Minister who is now retired living  on Vancouver Island. Mr. Spence will talk about the language and symbols  presented in Rudolf Koch’s book on religious symbols.

Both Talks are free admission and everyone is welcome to join please RSVP for your seat!

If you are interested in joining us for  German cuisine, we are selling tickets for $25 . The dinner will begin at 6:00 pm on our 1921 Train car. Please Call 604-939-1648, or go onto our website and there will be a ticket tab where you can purchase your ticket!

Conversations talk


Join us for a day of commemoration this Sunday April 8th at the Port Moody Station Museum for our Vimy Ridge Event. 12 pm-4 pm.
Throughout the day there will be various activities.


Starting at 12 pm, We will have our Great War Talk Series begin.  Battlefield Guide and Great War historian John Goheen will give a presentation about the Air War over Vimy.
After the talk you will be able to enjoy five of our new exhibits
The Family of Gordon Shrum has generously loaned us his uniform. From this loan the museum was able to curate a special exhibition commemorating Gordon Shrum. He fought at Vimy ridge, was a celebrated scientist, helped establish Simon Fraser University and was the first chancellor of SFU.
 Koch was a famous German typographer who made sketches of daily life during the Great War. This is the first time his wartime sketches are being shown outside of Germany.
Enjoy a special exhibition by the talented students from Burnaby North Secondary about the Great War. Each Student enjoyed a day at the Museum and learned about Life in the trenches and saw our New Koch Exhibit. They took what they learned that day and created art which depicts the face of war.
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Walk through our trench exhibit and meet  re-enactors demonstrating life of a Canadian soldier in 1917.
Step into the footsteps of a soldier, put on a helmet and deliver letters to the troops in the trenches. At the end of the trench experience you will find out if your particular soldier survived the war. Event is suitable for all ages.
Unpacking My Suitcase

The students of Ms Lehtonen’s Social Studies 10 Art Enriched course at Burnaby North Secondary School prepared a series of suitcases. The students researched immigration policies and history.

The result of their meticulous research is presented in the form of a fictional character’s suitcase.
Each suitcase contains a carefully researched story and beautifully crafted contents.

During this event we are also kicking off our drop-in sessions for those that have descendants who fought in the First World War. This information will be included in our exhibition during the 11 days of Remembrance.
Drop In Session: Starting at 1pm
Do you have ancestors that fought in the First World War? Are you interested in sharing their experiences?  We are looking for stories and photographs related to those individuals who fought in the First World War and we’d like to hear from you.

Vimy Ridge


Join us April 8, 12pm for our Vimy Ridge commemoration.
The family of Gordon Shrum has generously loaned us his uniform. From this loan the museum was able to curate a special exhibition commemorating Gordon Shrum. He fought at Vimy Ridge, was a celebrated scientist and of course first chancellor at SFU.




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Don’t miss this year’s Easter Extravaganza Event happening on Sunday April 1st from 10am-2pm  at the Port Moody Station Museum!

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

The Easter Bunny will be stopping by so that the kids can have their pictures taken with him!

Visitors can also enjoy performances by magician Chris Yuill, and a dancing dog show done by  Joyce Johnstone and her talented Border Collies, Skye and Twinkle Toes and we will even have a long haired princess walking around! Other activities include face painting,  Easter basket making, bunny ear making activity,  a duck chute and a fishing activity.  We’ll even have a special area for toddlers where they will have their own egg hunt, a bubble zone and a play area.


Kinderbooks will be there selling their wonderful books and Pajos will be supplying some prizes for our fishing game!!!!

We resupply our hidden “eggs” throughout the day, so no need to rush!

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

This is a fundraiser and Admission is$5 per person , cash only at the door with proceeds going to the Port Moody Heritage Society

No need to Register, Parking available next door at Rocky Point Park.

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         The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance make sure to bring  your cameras!!!




Entertainment for the day!








Chris Yuill has been amazing and amusing audiences for over 2 decades with his magic! We cannot wait to see him in action.

Chris will do 3 magic shows during our Easter event.

10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm!




2015- Joyce and Border Collies Skye and Twinkletoes!          Joyce Johnstone with her border collies Twinkle Toes and Skye performing!

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Henna the Long Haired princess

Believe Party Entertainment

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Great War talk Sunday March 18, 2pm

TRENCH TALKS influenza

Join us this Sunday for a talk about the Spanish flue. The terrible flu pandemic which shook the world 1918 to 1919.

TRENCH TALKS influenza

Volunteers Needed for our upcoming Easter Extravaganza!! April 1st

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The Port Moody Station Museum is looking for some great volunteers for our Easter Extravaganza event

The event takes place on Easter Sunday April 1st from 10-2pm. We need volunteers to start at 9:30 depending on what station you are on.
 We would not be able to put these events on without our volunteers, and we really appreciate all the volunteers that take the time to help!!Please let us know if you are interested by emailing or calling 604-939-1648
 We are looking for the following :
1. Easter bunny and Easter bunny’s helper ( posing for photos)
2. Admissions ( 2 spots left)
3. Toddler area ( hiding eggs and giving out chocolate)
4. Marble throwers
5. Fishing activity
6. Duck Chute
7. Face painting
8. bunny ear craft
9. Basket craft
10. Floaters
11. Bubble area
12. Event photographer
Our Annual Easter Event is a fundraiser for the Museum, please let your friends know !
We will be having many activities, our fabulous marble hunt throughout the day, face painting, duck chute, fishing activity, toddlers area with their own special egg hunt! We will have a basket making craft and a bunny ear making craft! Nigel Tucker will be MC for the stage and we will be having Entertainment by Joyce Johnstone and her dancing dogs Twinkle Toes and Skye and Magician Chris Yuill will be performing three times throughout the day!  $5 per person ( cash only)
Magic Show at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30
Dancing Dog Performance 11:05, 12:05, 1:05
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Joyce and Her dancing Dogs
2015- Joyce and Border Collies Skye and Twinkletoes!
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Fashion Show this Sunday!!


Get your tickets for Ivan Sayers fashion show at the museum or buy it Sunday at the door.
Doors open 1.45pm Inlet theatre, Port Moody.
We have a first and second prize for best “worst” dressed.

You also have a chance to win for the Advance Screening of THE LEISURE SEEKER!

This great movie will be in In Select Theatres March 16.