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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.

 
Volunteer Appreciation

A big thank you too all of our amazing, dedicated volunteers who work with us here at the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives!

Today we hosted a pumpkin volunteer appreciation party to show our gratitude for all that you do! Thank you to all the volunteers who joined us and for those that could not come, you were dearly missed. It is the dedication and commitment from our volunteers that helps keep our "little museum that could" running, and makes everything we do in our community possible. Thank you so much! 


Christmas is Coming!

Don't fir-get to register for our 7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival!
Final registration is on November 9th, 2019. 


Download, fill out, and return this registration form to info@pocoheritage.org to secure your spot in Port Coquitlam’s only annual Christmas Tree Festival. Show off your holiday spirit and creativity by decorating your tree, and encourage people to vote so you become a contender for a coveted trophy for best tree!

Community groups can participate in the festival for free, and businesses can participate for $150.00 


Ongoing Exhibits
 
Naturally PoCo
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:

Autumn Sunset at Blackburn Lagoon by Bryan Ness

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 Events


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

Remembrance Day Talk: Their Name Liveth Forevermore
Saturday, Nov 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wilson Centre
 
Join us during Veterans' Week for a Remembrance Day talk presented by local historian, Bryan Ness.


Rhymes of Times
Monday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives

Join our guided reminiscing session for adults, and share your stories with the group.


Genealogy
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives

The PoCo Genealogy group meets the first Wednesday of every month (except July and August). Feel free to drop in and participate in the discussions ($2.00 per person)!
 
 

Creating Art with Nature
Saturday, November 16, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - $5.00/person


Join us in creating some beautiful works of art with bits from nature! Using paint and some wood, pine cones, nuts, and leaves, you and your family can create some amazing nature-based artwork.


Heritage Writers’ Group
Monday, November 18, 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.


Holiday Santa Photos and Bake Sale
Saturday, Nov 23, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives

Join us during the City’s Christmas in Leigh Square event to get your family photo taken with Santa and purchase a sweet treat! 



An Evening at the Museum
Thursday, November 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free 


Join us for a special evening at the museum to hear more from Phyllis Schwartz; an artist who specialized in lumen photography printmaking using nature-based materials as subjects! Her work is currently on display in the Outlet building across. 
Refreshments will be served.


Heritage Detectives
Tuesday Mornings 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!

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.  
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150 – 2248 McAllister Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A5
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