PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives is operated by the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society. 150-2248 McAllister Street, Port Coquitlam, BC. V3C 2A5
Our mission is to celebrate and preserve Port Coquitlam's diverse heritage and culture through community engagement.
The Secret Life of Trees Exhibit Tours
It's a new year and the tree buds are starting to pop out! We would like to invite our community's schools, teams, and groups to see our current Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit, The Secret Life of Trees!
We are thrilled to provide your classroom or group with a guided tour of the exhibit, which includes some fun activities, as well as a short outdoor tour of the special trees surrounding City Hall. The guided tours are $2 per visitor, and we would be happy to discuss tailoring the tour to your class' specific interests to make the tour as relevant and engaging as possible for your group.
If you are interested in booking a tour, please contact email@example.com and we will coordinate your visit!
Kindergarten and Dr 1 classes from Rochester Elementary School learning about seed dispersal methods (image distributed with permission).
Kindergarten and Dr 1 classes from Rochester Elementary School visiting the oldest apple tree in Port Coquitlam (image distributed with permission).
Museum Selfie Day
January 16th was international #MuseumSelfieDay! This year our staff, volunteers, and museum critters were excited to grab their cameras and snap a picture while exploring The Secret Life of Trees.
Ongoing Exhibits Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit: The Secret Life of Trees PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives
This close-up and intimate exhibit will examine the magnificent solitary giants that we live amongst and with. Join us in the museum to experience this engaging and interactive journey of discovery and learning!
This exhibit, created in partnership with with the PoCo Heritage Trees community group, includes an enchanting indoor forest, exhibit tours and outdoor tree tours, and many fun and engaging activities including a woodland scavenger hunt, and a take-home tree seed planting activity!
Canada 150 - "Vulnerability to Village" PoCo Heritage Exhibit in City Hall
Last year PoCo Heritage was invited by United Way Avenues of Change to join their "Vulnerability to Village" project on the Northside of Port Coquitlam, alongside Irvine Elementary School. This project and their associated #HiNeighbour campaign aimed to strengthen the sense of community in this neighbourhood, and resulted in the creation of Little Free Libraries all around Port Coquitlam.
PoCo Heritage went into the kindergarten classrooms of Irvine Elementary armed with copies of archive photos and watercolour paint and invited the children to add a little colour to Port Coquitlam's history! The resulting pieces of art are currently decorating the base poles of many of the Little Free Libraries around the city, and are now also on display in City Hall.
This display series, originally created last year to celebrate Canada 150, aims to connect the students of local schools to history and culture by providing a creative space for direct engagement between art and heritage. If you would like your class to be featured in upcoming City Hall exhibits please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Heritage Detectives Tuesday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free
Join our resident local historian, Bryan Ness, in a weekly exploration of different aspects of Port Coquitlam's heritage and history!
Heritage Writers' Group Monday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free
Start capturing your life story for family and posterity! No preparation required; just bring a pen and paper, or your laptop.
PoCo Genealogy Group Meeting Wednesday, February 6, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet at PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - $2.00/person
The PoCo Genealogy group meets the first Wednesday of every month to discuss all things family tree related. Drop by and participate in the discussions!
Rhymes of Times Monday, February 11, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free
Join our guided reminiscing session for adults, and share your stories with the small group.
2019 Membership Renewals
It is that time of year again! We hope that you will show your support for the work that we do here at PoCo Heritage by purchasing a 2019 membership!
You can complete your membership purchase or renewal through our website, through the mail, or in person at the museum.
We thank you for your continued support of PoCo Heritage and our efforts in the Port Coquitlam community!
Our Little Free Library has been so popular that it is hard to keep it stocked with books!
If you have any books that you are willing to donate to the Little Free Library please drop them off at the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives, Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
"Sarah and Michael Explore Port Coquitlam" Book Sale
We are selling copies of our collaborative children's history book in the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives!
The books are $15 each, and this money is being used to create bursaries to further strengthen our community by helping to fund high school students who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education in culture, heritage, or the arts.
We Want You! We are looking to recruit new volunteers! We are currently advertising for five new positions!
Guest Events and Education Programmer
Museum Events and Programming Volunteer
Museum Exhibit Volunteer
If you are interested please contact Kelly Brown, Manager and Curator at email@example.com for the full positions descriptions.
Return It Express PoCo Heritage now has an account set up with Return It Express to get a return on drink containers; you don't even have to sort them! If you would like to donate your recycling to our account (every little bit helps!) please bring everything in a large, clear drawstring bag to your Return It location and give them our phone number 604-927-8403 at the kiosk. If you don't have the number handy you can choose PoCo Heritage from a list on the screen.