Join our Historical Fiction Book Club this June for literary chat, coffee, tea and tasty treats. This month's book for discussion will actually be a collection of short stories and poems. Please contact Coquitlam Heritage to find out which stories have been selected and for assistance with sourcing copies.
Just in time for Father's Day!
Throughout our Man's World exhibit we will be offering workshops geared towards themes highlighted in the exhibition. One theme is the grooming practices of the gentleman. Men’s skin care isn’t just about razors and shaving cream products. Plenty of men are getting into the habit of taking care of their skin and it’s easy to keep it simple – especially the natural way. In this fun and informative class, make and take home a hand-milled shaving bar, an after-shave splash, moustache wax and beard oil, plus receive recipes for herbal facial alcohol toner and body cream.
Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations
Cost is $32.50
Calling all fathers! In conjunction with our Man's World exhibit, we invite you to join us at Mackin House for a fly-tying workshop sponsored by Sea-Run Fly & Tackle. Learn the basics of fly-tying from a great instructor and take home new flies for your next fishing trip. Dads may sign up on their own or with a child aged 12 to adult. Registration required!
We want to hear from you. Coquitlam Heritage preserves, honours, and promotes Coquitlam’s rich and diverse heritage. YOUR heritage.
Stop by City Centre Library on Tuesday, June 27 from 6-7:45pm to offer your feedback through fun, interactive displays. Chat with our Board of Directors, ask questions of our heritage professionals, and enjoy delicious snacks and beverages.
We’ll be collecting feedback on:
• Our exhibit topics for 2018 & 2019
• Heritage programming – what you like, what you’d like to see more of
• The focus of our collections
• How we deliver and promote heritage information throughout the City
No RSVP required.
Local flavours are here for a short time and then they are gone! Tuck away some of that tasty bounty as delicious jams and crunchy pickles. We will be using local seasonal produce and you will be taking away two jars of tastiness to share at home while learning the basics of preserving. Registration required.
$23.50 per person.
These natural cocktails, also known as shrubs, are a sweet and sour sipping or drinking vinegar. Made from a mixture of either fruits or vegetables and herbs, they are a base for cooling summer drinks with the addition of something bubbly. The acidity in these unique cocktails makes it well suited as an apéritif and warming winter beverages when dried fruits and spices are added. You will do some taste testing along the way and will be able to take away several versions from the class. Ages 16+. Registration required.
$18.50 per person.
In conjunction with our Man’s World exhibit, Coquitlam Heritage is proud to present a free family event on Sunday July 30th. Our exhibit covers topics related to WW1 history, and for one day only, you’ll get to see military vehicles, and learn about the major wars that helped to shape our nation from the experts.
As the growing season begins to slow, images of a pantry stocked with chutney, relish or fall fruit butters comes to mind. Learn the basics of preserving in this three hour class and take away two jars of local produce to enjoy this winter...or before. Registration requried.
$23.50 per person.
Learn to make Eucalyptus/Camphor/Mint shower buddies to ease breathing, Elderberry cough syrup and homemade ginger lozenges to calm sore throats and a Spiced Rose hip/Elderberry tonic and tasty chai tea to support the immune system. With these recipes and goodies to take home, cold season could be a breeze. Ages 16+. Registration required.
Mackin House will be open for a free family-friendly event featuring homemade heritage baking, delicious cider, traditional heritage crafts, plus a spookey surprise for the kids!
By Donation. No registration required.
Join us for a hands-on informative candle making workshop where you will learn to make a variety of different candles including a hand-dipped birthday candle, tea light, rolled beeswax candle, votive, and a sushi candle. Take these candles home to enjoy yourself or package them up as a Christmas or hostess gift. Ages 16+. Registration required.
$20 per person.