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.

Home Learner Project Presentations

This past Tuesday we were invited to the Terry Fox Library to watch project presentations from the local home learners' Social Studies 10 Co-Op group. Thank you so much for the invitation! Your presentations were all fantastic and we are very happy to be able to connect with your students.

We hope we will be able to work together in future, and provide you with more resources as your students continue to explore and learn! 

Congratulations on all your wonderful presentations!  

The students thank the group organizers for all their time and energy organizing their Socials learning opportunities.  
Coquitlam Archives

On January 30th Coquitlam Archives hosted a Grand Opening for their new facility in Coquitlam City Centre Library. Congratulations Coquitlam Archives, we are very jealous of your fantastic new facility!

Thank you for the invitation to attend your celebration.  

Coquitlam City Clerk, Jay Gilbert and City Archivist Emily Lonie speak at the Grand Opening of the new Coquitlam Archives.

Coquitlam City Council and City staff cut the ribbon on the new facility! 

PoCo Heritage Manager, and Curator Kelly Brown in the beautifully organized Coquitlam Archives stacks. 

PoCo Heritage President, Linda Sliworsky and Manager and Curator, Kelly Brown hanging out in a general store archive photo! 
Ongoing Exhibits
Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit:
The Secret Life of Trees

PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives  

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

Upcoming Events

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

Heritage Detectives
Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at 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, February 6, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet at 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! 

Rhymes of Times
Monday, February 11, 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.  

General Meeting and Chinese New Year Celebration
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free

Join us for our first General Meeting of 2019! Snacks, tea, and coffee will be provided. Our guest will be Jessica Yue, who will be speaking about Chinese New Year, and will help us usher in the Year of the Pig!

Heritage Week City Hall Tours
Friday, February 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free

Heritage Week is February 19-24th, and this year's theme is "The Tie That Binds". Join us for a Port Coquitlam City Hall tour, and learn more about this city's heritage and the threads that bind it together.

Heritage Week Downtown Walking Tour
Saturday, February 23, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives - Free

Heritage Week is February 19-24th, and this year's theme is "The Tie That Binds". Join us for a historical downtown Port Coquitlam walking tour, and learn more about this city's heritage, how it grew to be what it is today, and the threads that bind it together.

Heritage Writers' Group
Monday, February 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at 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

2019 Membership Renewals    

It's a new year and we hope that you will show your support for the work that we do here at PoCo Heritage by purchasing a 2019 membership! 

You can complete your membership purchase or renewal through our website, through the mail, or in person at the museum.

          Regular Membership  -  $25.00
          Senior Membership (65+)  -  $15.00
          Senior Couple Membership  -  $25.00
          Student Membership  -  $5.00
          Family Membership  -  $30.00
          Corporate Membership  -  $40.00

We thank you for your continued support of PoCo Heritage and our efforts in the Port Coquitlam community! 

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. 

We Want You!
We are looking to recruit new volunteers! We are currently advertising for five new positions!
  • Graphic Designer
  • Guest Events and Education Programmer
  • Museum Events and Programming Volunteer
  • Museum Exhibit Volunteer
If you are interested please contact Kelly Brown, Manager and Curator at for the full positions descriptions. 

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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