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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.

Chistmas Tree Festival Kickoff 

PoCo Heritage's Christmas Tree Festival officially kicked off last Saturday, November 23rd!  Hundreds of children, adults and a handful of members from the canine family joined us at the Outlet for pictures with Santa and a little sweet treat! 

Thank you to our team of volunteers who joined us for this festive event! Without your help (and of course, wonderful smiles) the day would not have gone so smoothly. So, a very big fa-la-la thank you to you! Our next Christmas Tree event will take place after the New Year. On January 11th, 2020 from 1pm - 3pm we will be having our Xmas Awards Ceremony to celebrate our Tree Festival winners! All are welcome, so make a note in your calendar now because WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU THERE!





Evening at the Museum 

A big thank you to Phyllis Schwartz who ended our event year with a bang! On November 28th, PoCo Heritage hosted it's last 'Evening at the Museum' for the year! 

Phyllis is an experimental photographer who uses a 'lumen print process' to create images that appear photographic and x-ray like. For her presentation, Phyllis demonstrated to our audience how the lumen print process happens using a portable chemical wash bat. The portability of Phyllis' process has allowed her to be more mobile and dynamic with her art creating some truly mesmerizing eclectic masterpieces! 




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:

Winter - Hyde Creek by Corinne Newell

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!

7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Port Coquitlam
Nov 23 – Jan 11
 
PoCo's Heritage's 2019 Christmas Festival has officially begun! Join the festivities and participate in the fun by VOTING online for your favourite Christmas Tree! Voting ends December 31st, 2019. https://pocoheritage.org/christmas-festival/

You can also get involved by completing our festival's 'Scavenger Hunt'. Maps can be downloaded from our website! Or, put yourself in the running for a prize and submit a 'Selfie with  a participating Xmas tree. Remember to tag our social media handle's! @pocoheritage



Rhymes of Times
Monday, December 9, 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, December 16, 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. 



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.  

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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