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What's Happening at PoCo Heritage
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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.


Join us on Saturday April 13th for a special inaugural symposium in association with our current Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit, The Secret Life of Trees, created in partnership with PoCo Heritage Trees.

This all day speaker event is bringing together researchers and community advocates who are passionate about trees and nature! Speakers include:

 
Jason M. Brown, PhD
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Environment
Simon Fraser University

"Trees and Forests in Spiritual and Religious Traditions"

Amanda Lewis
Editorial Director, Page Two
"43 Champion Tree Project"

Hannah Herrick
PhD Student, Department of Archaeology
Simon Fraser University

"Tree-Ring Analysis at Spanish mission, Arizona"

Michelle Hak Hepburn
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
University of British Columbia

"Thinking With Trees to See the Forest: How people relate with jungles and deforestation in San Marin, Peru"

Ira Sutherland
University of British Columbia
"The Great Vancouver Forest: A story of place"

 
This event is being sponsored by the Downtown Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association. Thank you for your support!

To get updates on our symposium speakers, please check out our website or Facebook event page!
Tree Selfie Contest
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our #MyPoCoTree Selfie Contest, and congratulations to our contest winners!

Come by the museum to see our current Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit, The Secret Life of Trees, created in partnership with PoCo Heritage Trees before it closes on April 27th!








Ongoing Exhibits
 
Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit:
The Secret Life of Trees 

PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives
Closing on April 27th  

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!  

Check out our exhibit partners, PoCo Heritage Trees on their website or their Facebook page!





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 info@pocoheritage.org

Upcoming Events


Check out all of our upcoming events on our new website events calendar, or on Facebook!


Rhymes of Times
Monday, April 8, 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.


An Arborium Symposium
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free



Join us for a special symposium in association with our current Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit, The Secret Life of Trees, created in partnership with PoCo Heritage Trees.

This all day speaker event is bringing together researchers and community advocates who are passionate about trees and nature! 
 
To get updates on our symposium speakers, please check out our website or Facebook event page!


Heritage Writers' Group
Monday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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.

City of Port Coquitlam artist-in-residence, Jennifer Pownall, will be a guest at our group this month. Join us this Monday to meet her!   



Annual General Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free


Join us for our Annual General Meeting to learn all about what PoCo Heritage has been up to in the last year, and to vote in our Board of Director elections (PoCo Heritage members only). Refreshments will be served. 


An Evening at the Museum
Thursday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free


Our speaker this month is Amanda Carr, the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Canopy.

Canopy works with the forest industry's biggest customers and their suppliers to develop business solutions that protect these last frontier forests.

Amanda has presented to the United Nations on her work protecting Canada's forests, as well as her conservation successes negotiating the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement, which to date protects over 7 million acres of rare coastal temperate rainforest. 



Community Cleanup Event
Saturday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet at Lions Park - Free


Join us as we head out into the Port Coquitlam parks and streets and help clean up our community! Let's help keep PoCo looking naturally beautiful! 

This event is being hosted in connection with our upcoming, Naturally Poco exhibit, and has an associated Geocaching CITO eent for you Geocachers out there!



Heritage Detectives
Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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!


PoCo Genealogy Group Meeting
Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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! 

Society Announcements


Volunteer with PoCo Heritage
 
We are looking to recruit new volunteers and Board of Director members! 

We are wanting to develop a lot of new museum events and programming (trivia nights, murder mysteries, movie nights, book clubs, and more!) as well as fun and interactive exhibits - and we could use your help!

If you are interested in sharing your creativity with us by helping to develop some of this programming please check out the four fun, creative positions below:

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Kelly Brown, Manager and Curator at info@pocoheritage.org



Book Donations    


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. 



 

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.  
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