Grand Opening of the Fraser Mills Station & Mackin House's 108th Birthday Party
Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Grand Opening of the Fraser Mills Station & Mackin House's 108th Birthday Party

All Aboard! You're invited on a tour of Mackin House and the Fraser Mills Train Station! Stay for the crafts, free snacks and more! Check out our quilt project featuring drawings created by the children and youth of Coquitlam. Don't miss your chance to enter a draw for an afternoon of tea and scones in our Parlour. 
 

This event takes place across the street from Mackin Park where Société Francophone de Maillardville is hosting Fête de Maillardville.
 

FREE Event, No Registration Required

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Getting Through Cold Season
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Getting Through Cold Season

Want to educate yourself on natural remedies for sore throats, plugged noses, and coughs? Join our workshop to create mint shower buddies, elderberry cough syrup, and throat lozenges. Support your immune system with some tasty homemade chai. Learn how to create all these natural home remedies in this workshop and cold season will surely breeze by. Ages 16+. Registration required. 

$25 per person.

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Culture Days at Mackin House & Fraser Mills Station
Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Culture Days at Mackin House & Fraser Mills Station

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.

Culture Days is a nationwide event. Learn more about other events in the Tri-Cities here. 

FREE. No Registration Required.

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Culture Days at Mackin House & Fraser Mills Station
Oct
1
10:00am10:00am

Culture Days at Mackin House & Fraser Mills Station

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.

 

Culture Days is a nationwide event. Learn more about other events in the Tri-Cities here.

 

FREE. No registration required. 

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Beer Tasting & Prohibition Talk with Mariner Brewing, at Mackin House
Oct
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Beer Tasting & Prohibition Talk with Mariner Brewing, at Mackin House

Join us at Mackin House for an exclusive evening of tapas and beer, featuring Coquitlam’s only brewery: Mariner Brewing. After a quick tour of the exhibit with a focus on Prohibition times, Mariner Brewing will offer a sampling of beer from their new brewery and offer exclusive insight into the beer-making process. All participants go home with a collector glass.  
Ages 19+ only.  
 

$10 per person.  

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Mid Autumn Moon Cake and Chinese Dance Demonstration
Oct
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mid Autumn Moon Cake and Chinese Dance Demonstration

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. 

By Donation. 
 

Registration for this event is now full. Please inquire about our wait list

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October Book Club Meeting
Oct
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

October Book Club Meeting

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 

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Heritage Halloween & Marionette Show
Oct
28
12:30pm12:30pm

Heritage Halloween & Marionette Show

You're invited to Mackin House for a ghoulishly good time. Make your own witch or wizard broom from corn husks, enjoy baked goods, hot apple cider and then grab a bag of popcorn to enjoy a marionette show by Beth Agosti titled, A Play on Words. Ghouls, goblins, witches, and monsters of all sizes are welcome!

Shows at 1:30pm and 2:30pm


By Donation. No registration required. 

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November Book Club Meeting
Nov
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

November Book Club Meeting

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

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Soap Making - Pure & Simple
Nov
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soap Making - Pure & Simple

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

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Magic Lantern Show
Nov
18
12:30pm12:30pm

Magic Lantern Show

Put away your DVD's and PVR, and immerse yourself in one of the earliest forms of projected entertainment at Mackin House. Warm up with refreshments as you are transported to another time through the lens of the magic lantern. Discover the history of the magic lantern and enjoy an entertaining presentation while you use your creativity to help weave a story. Shows to run at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. A great way to spend your afternoon as a family.  

By Donation. Registration Required.

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Gingerbread House Making
Nov
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Gingerbread House Making

Create your very own mini gingerbread house that will light up when displayed on your mantle. All part of our lead up to the Brighten Up event! Ages 5 and up. Sign-up for the 1pm or 2pm start time.

 

While the craft is facilitated by our leaders, parents/guardians are required to remain on the property throughout the workshop.
 

By Donation. Registration Required.

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Face Value - Skincare Workshop
Nov
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Face Value - Skincare Workshop

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

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Candle Making Workshop
Dec
2
12:30pm12:30pm

Candle Making Workshop

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.

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Brighten Up!
Dec
3
1:30pm 1:30pm

Brighten Up!

Join us at Mackin House and Fraser Mills Station for festive activities, hot chocolate, homemade baking, traditional carolling, heritage crafts, plus enter for a chance to win a handmade candle gift set. 

By Donation. No registration required. 

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PJ Storytime
Dec
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

PJ Storytime

Nestle into Mackin House's cozy Parlour next to the fireplace to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a story read by the Coquitlam Public Library. Registration required.

By Donation. Registration Required.

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Missing Stories of World War 1: Discovering the South Asian Voices Missing from Imperial History, by Steven Purewal
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Missing Stories of World War 1: Discovering the South Asian Voices Missing from Imperial History, by Steven Purewal

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. 

Refreshments will be served.

Held at City Centre Library Coquitlam, Room 136 & 137

NEW PRICE

$5 per adult, children are free of charge

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September Book Club Meeting
Sep
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

September Book Club Meeting

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.

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Speaker Series: Maillardville Pioneers, A Walk Through History with Maurice Guibord
Aug
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speaker Series: Maillardville Pioneers, A Walk Through History with Maurice Guibord

Who lived where? What were their names? How did they live?

Did you know that Maillardville is the largest French-Canadian community west of Manitoba? Want to learn more?....
Explore the architecture and stories of old Maillardville, led by French-Canadian Historian Maurice Guibord (walk with talk in English).   Registration required. All ages welcome. 

$10 per adult
$5 per child ages 12 and under

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Canadian Military History at Heritage Square
Jul
30
11:00am11:00am

Canadian Military History at Heritage Square

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.

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Can It! Jam & Pickling Workshop
Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Can It! Jam & Pickling Workshop

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.
 

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Let's Talk About Heritage
Jun
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Let's Talk About Heritage

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.

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Tea and Talk: A Victorian Gentleman's Dressing Sequence
Jun
22
11:00am11:00am

Tea and Talk: A Victorian Gentleman's Dressing Sequence

Tea & Talk: A Victorian Gentleman's Dressing Sequence

Join us for tea and scones in the parlour as Gabriel and Sarah take you through the gentleman's dressing sequence of the Victorian period. This informative talk will include a question and answer period. 

$10 per person. Includes Tea and Scones
Ticket is for general admission. You are guaranteed a seat, but your seat selection is first come first serve. 
 

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Fly Tying Workshop
Jun
17
12:30pm12:30pm

Fly Tying Workshop

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!

By donation. 

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June Book Club
Jun
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

June Book Club

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. 

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The Friendly Gardener
May
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Friendly Gardener

Join Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations as you create green products for your garden that will help your garden thrive without the use of harmful pesticides, plus keep your hands healthy and soft. You'll create and take home a soapy marigold insecticide, gardener’s soap bar, hand repair salve and a fungicide spray. Plus you'll receive recipes for slug removal and insect repellent. Registration required.


$20 per person

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Mother's Day High Tea
May
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Mother's Day High Tea

Our Mother’s Day High Tea is by far our most popular event each year. Indulge in tea by Culinary Blossom, and enjoy dainty sandwiches and delectable sweets. Each mother will come away with a special gift, courtesy of Oxygen Yoga and Fitness Coquitlam. Purchase your tickets online today as seating is limited. You may also pay by cash by visiting the museum. Your spot is not reserved until payment is received.  

$25 per adult, $15 per child. 

Thank-you for your interest but this workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to inquire about our wait list

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May Book Club
May
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

May Book Club

Join our Historical Fiction Book Club this May for literary chat, coffee, tea and tasty treats. This month's book for discussion is The Return of Martin Guerre. If you would like to join the book club, please call or email Coquitlam Heritage.

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Woman's World Speaker Series May 10th
May
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Woman's World Speaker Series May 10th

I've Seen It All: A Nurse's Perspective on the Changing Roles of Women Through the Decades
E. Brend Flynn, Wednesday May 10th, 7pm at Poirier Library

What was it like for nurses working on the front lines during war? Who were these women? What types of lives did they lead pre and post war? Join us for E. Brenda Flynn's presentation to find out!  
 
E. Brenda Flynn was a nurse for over 30 years and has been a historian at heart her whole life! She is part of the BC History of Nursing Society and will share stories and insights into the changing role of women during the early 1900's.  

$10 Per Person

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Mother's Day Heritage Gift Making
May
6
12:30pm12:30pm

Mother's Day Heritage Gift Making

Parents will enjoy tea and scones fireside in the Parlour while kids work alongside our staff and volunteers in the dining room to make lovely heritage crafts for mom. Registration Required. Event is by donation. Ideal for ages 5-12. Registration Options are 12:30pm-1:30pm and 2pm-3pm.

 

Thank-you for your interest but this workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to inquire about our wait list

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Woman's World Speaker Series May 4th
May
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Woman's World Speaker Series May 4th

Sing a Song of Washday: How the Role of Women Went from Donna Reed to the Real Housewives                 
Diane Rogers, Thursday May 4th, 7pm at Poirier Library

The role of the housewife has dramatically changed in the last 100 years. The advent of ever more modern home appliances is significantly responsible for that.

Join us as Diane Rogers, a founding member of the Women’s History Network of BC, explores the changing ideas and attitudes about housewives through an engaging, illustrated talk.

 

$10 Per Person

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Cheese Making Workshop: Chèvre & Cream Cheese
Apr
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cheese Making Workshop: Chèvre & Cream Cheese

Have you ever wondered about dipping your toes into the basics of cheese making? This introduction to two easy, make at home, recipes will be enough to get you going. Chèvre is a soft cheese made from goat’s milk and who doesn't love a rich silky spreadable cream cheese with a selection of additions for that something special? There will be lots of tasting and enough left over for everyone to take home some fresh cheese so bring along a 1 cup container of some sort! 16+. Registration required.
$10 per person

 

Thank-you for your interest but this workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to inquire about our wait list

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Goat's Milk Soap Making
Apr
22
12:30pm12:30pm

Goat's Milk Soap Making

Come and learn the basics of soap making with milk. This class is very similar to cold process soap making and you do not need any previous experience to enjoy this introduction. The proteins in milks need a little different TLC so they do not burn and this class will give you the confidence to go ahead at home on your own. We will be making two batches and you will be taking home samples from each batch for curing and use. Ages 16+. Registration is required. Cost is $10.

Thank-you for your interest but this workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to inquire about our wait list

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April Book Club
Apr
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

April Book Club

Join our Historical Fiction Book Club this April for literary chat, coffee, tea and tasty treats. This month's book for discussion is The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin. If you would like to join the book club, please call or email Coquitlam Heritage.

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Easter Chocolate Making
Apr
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Easter Chocolate Making

12:00-1:30pm (ages 4-8, parent participation required) Easter bunnies and eggs galore with suckers to decorate and Rocky Road to fill your Easter Baskets


1:30pm-3:30pm (ages 8-14) An introduction to chocolate making with an emphasis on Easter goodies. Rice Krispie Toffee Clusters, Peanut Butter Eggs and other tasty treats to take away and share, or not. Registration Required. Event is by donation. The first 30 minutes includes a basket making craft.

Nut and dairy products will be used during this event.

Thank-you for your interest but this workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to inquire about our wait list

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Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed
Mar
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Why not sign up for an afternoon of painting a terracotta pot and sowing your own seed. All supplies included. Registration required. Event is by donation.

 

Thank-you for your interest but this workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to inquire about our wait list

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Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed
Mar
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Why not sign up for an afternoon of painting a terracotta pot and sowing your own seed. All supplies included. Registration required. Event is by donation.

 

Thank-you for your interest but this workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to inquire about our wait list

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An Afternoon of Irish Culture & Music
Mar
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

An Afternoon of Irish Culture & Music

Join us at Mackin House for a celebration of Irish culture, heritage, and the Irish Canadians who helped shape our nation. Brendan Flynn of the Ireland Canada Monument Society will give a short presentation, followed by Mr. Doug Massey, whose father George Massey was influential in building the Massey Tunnel. Mr. Bob Mackin, great-grandson of Henry. J Mackin will also speak. The presentations will be followed by Irish musical performances. 

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March Book Club
Mar
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

March Book Club

Join our Historical Fiction Book Club this March for literary chat, coffee, tea and tasty treats. This month's book for discussion is Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson. If you would like to join the book club, please call or email Coquitlam Heritage.

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Crankie/Moving Panorama Workshop
Mar
4
10:00am10:00am

Crankie/Moving Panorama Workshop

Join Artist Sue Truman, along with other as teach you the art of the Crankie! What is a Crankie? Think of it like a moving panorama or a hand-cranked moving picture show! Children ages 8-14 will work with these artists to create their own cranky show. Register today by calling or emailing Coquitlam Heritage.

Here`s an example of what the children will create.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUS4F6_M4WA

 

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Heritage Week Robinson Cemetery Walking Tour
Feb
21
11:00am11:00am

Heritage Week Robinson Cemetery Walking Tour

Robinson Cemetery (Robinson Memorial Park) was first built in 1935 in Coquitlam. Join Kerry Haynes as he tells the stories of those who lived in Coquitlam and the contributions they made. This informative walking tour will run rain or shine. Registration is required. Tour is by donation. 

 

Please meet at the main office on the cemetery grounds. 621 Robinson Street.

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Heritage Week Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea
Feb
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Heritage Week Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea

Sign up for a guided walking tour of historic Maillardville. This is a great way to learn about Coquitlam's history and past. Registration required. Tour is by donation. 
Tea and scones will be available at Mackin House after the tour for a fee of $5. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to participate in the tea service. 

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Valentine's Day Chocolate Making
Feb
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Valentine's Day Chocolate Making

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than finger deep in melted chocolates, white and milk and dark and ..... You will learn the basics of tempering couverture chocolate (the good stuff) and a few options for making fillings, such as nut pastes. We will make chocolate heart shaped baskets for that special dessert and there will be clusters and barks and truffles, Oh my!  You will also get to participate in traditional Parlour activities with your fellow chocolate makers. Make sure to bring along a container for your delicious take home bounty. Appetizers provided and wine available for minimal additional cost. Singles and couples welcome! Ages 19+. Cost is $35.

This event is now at capacity.

*Nut and dairy products will be used during this event.*

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Heritage Valentine’s Day Card Making
Feb
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Heritage Valentine’s Day Card Making

Come to Mackin House and decorate Edwardian style cards for your Valentine, friends, or family. All supplies provided. Try our delicious sugar cookies from a 1915 recipe! Open to family groups and adults alike. Registration is required. Event by donation.


This event is now full. Please feel free to inquire about our wait list

 

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February Book Club
Feb
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

February Book Club

The Historical Fiction book club meets every second Thursday of the month at 2pm in the Mackin House Parlour. Coffee, tea and snacks are always made available. Each member is responsible for sourcing their own copy of the book for discussion. The club will be discussing A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss. Please call the museum to let us know if you'd like to join!

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