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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.

One Week To Go!

We are one week away from the Brew-HaHa 2019 Festival of Beers, Port Coquitlam's first EVER craft beer festival!

You can taste beers from Taylight Brewing Inc., Northpaw Brew Co., Patina Brewing Co., Tinhouse Brewing Co., and West Coast Cider Co.! The festival will also include live entertainment, door prizes, a 50/50 draw, a food truck, kid and family friendly activities and more!

This festival is a fundraiser for PoCo Heritage, and the proceeds will be used to better preserve Port Coquitlam's history and heritage through supporting work to better care for our "at risk" collections. 

For full details and to purchase your tickets please visit our website


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:

Fun In The Water! by Steve Kazemir

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!


PoCo Genealogy Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 4, 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!  


PoCo Heritage at the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
Thursday, September 5, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 12, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 26, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Leigh Square - Free


The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is back for another season in Leigh Square! While you are shopping around make sure to visit us at our booth to learn a little about Port Coquitlam's history and heritage, and participate in some fun games! 



Brew-HaHa 2019 Festival of Beers
Saturday, September 7, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives

$45 per regular adult admission
$10 per designated driver admission
$5 per child admission


We are hosting a scrum, a tussle, a hullabaloo, a Brew-HaHa!

Join us for Port Coquitlam's first EVER craft beer festival! Featuring brews from Taylight Brewing, Northpaw Brew Co., Patina Brewing, Tinhouse Brewing Co., and West Coast Cider Co.!

In addition to the craft brews there will be live entertainment, door prizes, a 50/50 draw, snacks and a food truck, kids and family activities, and more!

This festival is a fundraiser for PoCo Heritage. Proceeds will be used to better preserve Port Coquitlam's history and heritage through supporting work to better care for our "at risk" collections.

Visit our website for details on what is included in the ticket prices, and to purchase your tickets! 




Rhymes of Times
Monday, September 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 small group.  


Heritage Walking Tour
Saturday, September 14, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free


Join us for another heritage walking tour around Port Coquitlam's downtown area! Learn more about the history of our beautiful city!   


Heritage Writers' Group
Monday, September 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.  

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.

In The News
Unfortunately many of the Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam Little Free Libraries have been burnt down and vandalized in recent weeks. If you would like to contribute to getting the libraries rebuilt, or have books you would like to donate to get them restocked please let us know! We will get those resources to the right people.

Check out the news coverage on the vandalism from CityNews and Global News





"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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Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A5
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