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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.

Merry Christmas from PoCo Heritage! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us here at PoCo Heritage! We hope you have a joyous holiday season full of love and laughter and have a very Happy New Year!


On December 12th PoCo Heritage had their annual Christmas luncheon! PoCo Heritage members, volunteers and staff got together at Samz for a few drinks and a meal! There were many smiles and much laughter and a couple of tears... As well as celebrating the Christmas season, PoCo Heritage said goodbye to their President, Linda Sliworsky. 

Linda has been actively involved with PoCo Heritage for almost five years and President from 2018-2019. We wish Linda well in her future and will miss her dearly! 


We also presented our staff, Kelly Brown and Kanchan Lal, with festive gifts to show our appreciation for their hard work. Thank you ladies!  



Christmas Tree Festival Continues...

PoCo's Heritage's 2019 Christmas Festival continues! Join the festivities and participate in the fun by VOTING online for your favourite Christmas Tree! Voting ends December 31st, 2019 and the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on January 11th! 

You can also get involved by completing our festival's Scavenger Hunt to win a prize. Or, put yourself in the running for another prize and submit a Selfie with a participating Xmas tree. Remember to tag our social media handle's (@pocoheritage) and use the hashtag #pocotreefest!


Ongoing Exhibits
 
Naturally PoCo - Ending In January
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives
May - December 2019

Explore Port Coquitlam's natural beauty through the lenses of community photographers!

Every year the residents of Port Coquitlam submit their photos to our exhibit collaborators, the City of Port Coquitlam, for publication in the City's "Naturally PoCo" Community Calendar. Our Naturally PoCo exhibit displays a selection of the hundreds of photos that were submitted to the City throughout the year of 2018, alongside photographs and artifacts from our collections that explore photography over the last 110 years.

Come explore Port Coquitlam's beautiful seasons with us! 





Featured Photograph:

Winter Evening at Pitt River by Maggie Huang 

Naturally PoCo Companion Exhibit
PoCo Heritage Exhibit in City Hall  

Take a stroll through City Hall to see our Naturally PoCo companion exhibit!

This exhibit focuses on the evolution of photography over the years, and highlights some special photos of Port Coquitlam and City Hall - old photos and new! 


Upcoming Exhibit


Port Coquitlam's "F" Words: Flu, Fire, Flood and Financial Fears 
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives 
January - December 2020


This exhibit will explore four ruinous events - the Spanish Flu, a raging downtown fire, a devastating flood, and an economic financial crash - which occurred very early on in Port Coquitlam' history.

Any one of these events could have spelled the end for the newly created City of Port Coquitla, but the city's resilient spirit and persistence in the face of adversity carried them through these troubled times into a prosperous future!

Upcoming Events & Programs 


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

Christmas Tree Festival Awards Ceremony 
Saturday, January 11, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free

 
Come join us to learn who's fabulous trees won this year's festival prizes! Food, desserts and refreshments will be served. 



PoCo Genealogy 
Wednesday, January 6, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Poco Heritage Museum and Archives - $2.00/person


The PoCo Genealogy group explores all aspects of family history and genealogy. They meet the first Wednesday of every month (except July and August). Drop in and participate in the discussions! 



Rhymes of Times
Monday, January 13, 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 group.



Heritage Writers’ Group
Monday, January 26, 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. 



Art with Nature 
January - December 2020
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - $5.00/person 


Join us in creating your own beautiful masterpieces using paint and markers, plus nature's art supplies - feathers, wood, pine cones, nuts, and leaves.

Register: info@pocoheritage.org/(604) 927-8403 

Society Announcements


Volunteer with PoCo Heritage
 
We are looking to recruit new volunteers! 

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.  

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.

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