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.
ATTENTION!! Military Vehicle Convoy at Mackin House
Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to a Military vehicle?! Come down to Mackin House parking lot on July 30, 2017 and explore a military convoy! This is your opportunity to meet the vehicle owners, share your passion for military history and ask questions! This event puts you face to face with experts in the field. Learn about battlefield medical care, collecting military history and discover more about the military events that helped shape our nation over the past century. This is a free family event!! Step inside Mackin house to learn more about how the Great War changed the lives of men in the early 20th century.
FREE. No Registration required.
Who lived where? What were their names? How did they live?
Join local historian Maurice Guibord on a journey through the past as you tour the Maillardville neighbourhood and learn the stories of the French-Canadian pioneers and the history of the largest Francophone community west of St. Boniface. Registration required. All ages welcome.
$10 per adult
$5 per child ages 12 and under
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 required.
$23.50 per person.
To spice things up a bit after the summer break, we are doing a bit of an unconventional September meeting. Over the summer, we encourage everyone to read a novel by the famous English novelist Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882). He wrote quite a few, so you get to choose which one you want to read. Come prepared to tell us about the novel you read, and why you liked or didn't like it.
As per usual, coffee, tea, and treats will be provided by Coquitlam Heritage.
Why are certain histories covered, discussed, and inquired about, while others remain hidden? Going beyond the old tropes of colonised histories, this presentation will flesh out in detail the Indo-Canadian community's pioneer experience within the events leading to the ejection of the Komagata Maru from Canadian waters in July 1914 and the subsequent outbreak of the Great War in August 1914. Join Steven Purewal, community historian, curator and Managing Director of Indus Media Foundation Canada, as he presents the side of history you didn’t learn in school. Registration required.
Held at City Centre Library Coquitlam, Room 136 & 137
$10 per adult, $5 per child 12 and under (no charge for children under 5 years old)
All Aboard! Coquitlam Heritage will be offering tours of the Fraser Mills Train Station and of Mackin House during this family friendly event! Join us for crafts, tours, free snacks, and more! See our quilt project that features drawings from children and members of the community on what Canada means to them! Plus enter a draw for an exclusive afternoon of tea and scones in our Parlour!
FREE Event, No Registration Required
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.
On Saturday, join us for the last weekend of tours for our interactive exhibit A Man’s World. You'll learn about Prohibition, WW1, Fraser Mills, grooming practices of the Edwardian Era and more. Enjoy snacks and treats from a 100-year-old recipe, and have fun taking part in our heritage craft activities.
FREE. No Registration Required.
On Sunday, we’ll be offering a tour of historic Maillardville. Learn why the French-Canadian pioneers settled in this area and how this neighbourhood got its name. Tour group leaves Heritage Square at 11am and again at 2pm.
FREE. No registration required.
Join us at Mackin House as Jessica Yue preforms a traditional Chinese dance and teaches you the dance as well. She'll also be showing you how to make a moon cake! All ages welcome for this family friendly event all in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Registration required as space will be limited.
Join us for coffee, snacks and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Book Cub meets to discuss The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca
Good Clean Fun! From pre-blended vegan bases, learn the basics of cold process soap making from scratch! Make a long lasting herbal floral soap and a batch of citrus explosion. Explore different ingredients, methods and techniques that you can use to create exciting soaps. Learn about trouble-shooting, history and packaging/decorating your soaps! Also receive a finished soap bar. Recipes for gourmet garden bar, pet soap, laundry soap and herbal shampoo.
Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations
$28.50 per person
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 coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Book Cub meets to discuss Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us at by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca
Join us at Mackin House to explore Rising Hemlines: 1920's Fashion and learn about the beauty routine adopted by women of that time.
From acne to rosacea, create natural facial care - food for the skin! Customize face products to meet individual needs. Take home a chamomile cleanser, alpha hydroxy skin toner, papaya oatmeal facial scrub and aloe vera cream. Recipes for hydrating facial spray and a wholesome facial mask.
Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations
$28.50 per person
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.