Check out the temporary exhibit ‘British Columbia’s War: 1914-1918’

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Come down to the Port Moody Station Museum and check out the ‘British Columbia’s War: 1914-1918’ travelling exhibit curated by the Royal BC Museum. A big thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Coquitlam Branch #263 for providing us with the financial support necessary to allow us to host this temporary exhibit.

This exhibit will only be here until September 21 so make sure to drop by!

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Replica of Royal Air Force SE5a Biplane now at the Port Moody Station Museum

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The Port Moody Heritage Society is very excited about a donation the Museum has received, come down to the Museum to view a  7/8 scale replica of a Royal Air Force SE5a biplane. The plane was generously donated to us by Debra Nijdam and John Grasty. The plane can be viewed by walking to the back of our museum where it sits inside our WW1 Trench Exhibit, or take a different view of the plane by going onto our patio which can be accessed within the museum.

The replica kit was built by an aviation enthusiast named Vic Murray in Maple Ridge, BC who spent 10 years building it from a kit and flying it for a few as well. The plane has been painted to resemble the colours of Canadian pilot Freddie McCall of Vernon, BC. McCall flew a SE5a with the No. 41 Squadron of the Royal Air force.

History of SE5a Replicas

The SE5a replica kit was designed by Canadian manufacturer Replica Plans, and crafted for amateur construction.  The first prototype flew in 1970 and the planes are built out of wood and fabric, and use engines between 65 and 125 HP. Estimated construction time is 2500 hours.

Vote for us in the Spike Awards!

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The Museum needs your help to win the 2018 Spike Award for Favourite Tourist Destination!

To nominate (vote) for us, fill out a nomination form by using the following link:

http://www.portmoody.ca/spikeawards

you can also pick up a nomination form at Port Moody City Hall.

Thank-you for your support!

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Ioco Ghost Walk event is full!

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The Ioco Ghost Walk and Corn Roast event on Saturday September 22nd is now full!
But don’t worry, you can still join in the Ioco Ghost Town Days fun at the main event the next day on Sunday September 23rd from 12-4pm! The festival will feature live music, displays and goods produced by local vendors and organizations, as well as other fun and exciting activities such as trolley tours of the Ioco townsite and Pony rides. This popular free community event will be guaranteed fun for the whole family!
This free community event would not be possible without the financial support from the City of Port Moody, Heritage Canada, Brilliant Circle Group, and Pacific Coast Terminals.
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Newspaper article about our current special exhbition

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Great article from Janis Cleugh #tricitynews about the amazing traveling exhibition from@the Royal BC Museum, this makes the learning experience of our tench even better.

 

http://www.tricitynews.com/entertainment/royal-bc-museum-touring-exhibit-brings-wwi-home-1.23378032

 

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Great War Talk on July 22 CANCELLED

We apologize for anyone that had plans on visiting the museum this weekend July 22, for the Great War Talk but it has been cancelled.

 

 

 

 

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British Columbia’s War: A New Exhibit

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The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to announce that we have a new exhibit! British Columbia’s War is a travelling exhibit curated by the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. on loan to us here for the summer season.

 

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This fantastic new feature includes historic photographs, video footage, and information all with the aim of educating British Columbians on their province’s contributions to World War I.

The exhibit is open 10am-5pm 7 days a week now until the last week of September.

Many thanks to Kate Kerr, from the Royal BC Museum for all her hard work on this. Please visit their website for more information on British Columbia’s War, and their other travelling exhibits.

Finally thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Branches #119 and #263 for their financial support for this exhibit.

The Museum turns 35!

Grand Opening of Museum July 1 1983- 35 years

July 1st is the 35th anniversary of the grand opening of the Port Moody Station Museum! Since 1983 the station museum has been educating the public and celebrating our community’s history through exhibits, programs and events. The Port Moody Station Museum is owned and operated by the Port Moody Heritage Society whose 50th anniversary is coming up in 2019.

The Museum will be closed on Canada Day, but we encourage you to drop by for a visit another time. We are open daily from 10-5 all summer!
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AGM June 24, 2018

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This past Sunday was our Annual General Meeting and we cannot thank all of our members enough for attending, the turnout was fantastic. We had an amazing time getting reacquainted with our members, hearing the Nichol Brothers fascinating presentation, and previewing our new exhibit coming in July.

The AGM also marked a changeover of our Board of Directors, and it is time to say goodbye to those exiting this term, as well as welcome in our 2018/19 Board. To our outgoing directors, we extend our gratitude for the time and dedication you have given to the Port Moody Heritage Society. Armando Elias, Dan Kirchner, Wade Leslie, and Calum McVicor thank you for all of your contributions to the PMHS, we wish you all the best.

As well, we’d like to thank President David Ritcey, and our returning Board Members Bruce Gibson, Irene Reid, Bob Elliott, Brad Letwin, Deb Naso, Bruce Schroeder, and Chris Staddon for their continued support.

Finally, welcome to new Secretary Laura Dick, and Directors Stan Copp and Kirsten Gerllays! We can’t wait to work with you!

We’re looking forward to an amazing year ahead!

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3rd Annual Newfie Kitchen Party!

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Wow what a weekend! This past Saturday marked our 3rd annual Newfie Kitchen Party, and it was an absolute blast! We couldn’t have asked for better weather or better people to share a spectacular evening with.

Thank you to our friends from the band Newfish who kept the tunes going all night for us to dance and sing along to. As well, thank you to Kevin from Safeway Burquitlam* for their desserts, Andres Wines for keeping us hydrated, and of course the folks at Sing Lobsters, it wouldn’t be a Kitchen Party without your delicious lobster!

Finally, we can’t forget our wonderful volunteers who donate their valuable time to assist with events like these, and of course all of our wonderful attendees who make this event so special and worthwhile. From all of us at the Port Moody Station Museum, THANK YOU!

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*Safeway Burquitlam is currently looking for staff for the summer season. If you know anyone who may be interested in this opportunity please get in touch with Kevin Merrick at 604.931.0110 and let him know that the Port Moody Station Museum sent you!