Let's Talk About Heritage
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Let's Talk About Heritage

  • City Centre Library

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.

Can It! Jam & Pickling Workshop
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Can It! Jam & Pickling Workshop

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.
 

Natural Refreshing Cocktails
Jul
29
12:30 pm12:30

Natural Refreshing Cocktails

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

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

Canadian Military History at Heritage Square

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

A Man's World Speaker Series - Walking Tour- Maillardville's Pioneers
Aug
15
6:30 pm18:30

A Man's World Speaker Series - Walking Tour- Maillardville's Pioneers

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

Who lived where? What were they 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

Fall Bounty - Chutneys & Relishes
Sep
13
6:00 pm18:00

Fall Bounty - Chutneys & Relishes

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. 

September Book Club Meeting
Sep
14
2:00 pm14:00

September Book Club Meeting

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

Open House! 108 Year Anniversary of Mackin House
Sep
24
12:30 pm12:30

Open House! 108 Year Anniversary of Mackin House

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 crafts, tours, free snacks, and more! Plus enter a draw for an exclusive afternoon of tea and scones in our Parlour! 


FREE Event, No Registration Required

Getting Through Cold Season
Sep
26
6:00 pm18:00

Getting Through Cold Season

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

$25 person.

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

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.

FREE. No Registration Required.

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

Culture Days at Mackin House & Fraser Mills Station

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. 

October Book Club Meeting
Oct
12
2:00 pm14:00

October Book Club Meeting

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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 

Heritage Halloween
Oct
28
1:00 pm13:00

Heritage Halloween

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. 

November Book Club Meeting
Nov
9
2:00 pm14:00

November Book Club Meeting

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

Candle Making Workshop
Dec
2
12:30 pm12:30

Candle Making Workshop

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.


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

Tea and Talk: A Victorian Gentleman's Dressing Sequence

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. 
 

Fly Tying Workshop
Jun
17
12:30 pm12:30

Fly Tying Workshop

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. 

June Book Club
Jun
8
2:00 pm14:00

June Book Club

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. 

The Friendly Gardener
May
25
6:30 pm18:30

The Friendly Gardener

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

Mother's Day High Tea
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Mother's Day High Tea

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

May Book Club
May
11
2:00 pm14:00

May Book Club

  • The Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

Woman's World Speaker Series May 10th
May
10
7:00 pm19:00

Woman's World Speaker Series May 10th

  • Coquitlam Public Library

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

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

Mother's Day Heritage Gift Making

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

Woman's World Speaker Series May 4th
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Woman's World Speaker Series May 4th

  • Coquitlam Public Library

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

Cheese Making Workshop: Chèvre & Cream Cheese
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Cheese Making Workshop: Chèvre & Cream Cheese

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

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

Goat's Milk Soap Making

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

April Book Club
Apr
13
2:00 pm14:00

April Book Club

  • The Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

Easter Chocolate Making
Apr
8
12:00 pm12:00

Easter Chocolate Making

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed
Mar
21
1:00 pm13:00

Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed
Mar
16
1:00 pm13:00

Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

An Afternoon of Irish Culture & Music
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

An Afternoon of Irish Culture & Music

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. 

March Book Club
Mar
9
2:00 pm14:00

March Book Club

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

Festival du Bois
Mar
4
Mar 5

Festival du Bois

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

Celebrate French-Canadian history right here in Maillardville. Experience maple baked goods, musical performances and storytelling.

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

Crankie/Moving Panorama Workshop

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

 

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

Heritage Week Robinson Cemetery Walking Tour

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.

Heritage Week Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea
Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

Heritage Week Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea

  • Coquitlam Heirtage Society

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. 

Valentine's Day Chocolate Making
Feb
14
6:00 pm18:00

Valentine's Day Chocolate Making

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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.*

Heritage Valentine’s Day Card Making
Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

Heritage Valentine’s Day Card Making

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

 

February Book Club
Feb
9
2:00 pm14:00

February Book Club

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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!

Green Tea Skin Care Workshop
Feb
4
12:30 pm12:30

Green Tea Skin Care Workshop

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

Join Cheryl of Scentimental Creations as she teaches you to make your very own skin care products with traditional healing ingredients such as green tea, matcha, ginseng, carrot seed and rosewood! You will come away with a facial oil, night cream, facial spritz and face wash. Ages 16+. Registration is required. Cost is $15 per person.

Cheese Making: Cream Cheese & Chevre
Jan
21
12:30 pm12:30

Cheese Making: Cream Cheese & Chevre

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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. Chevre 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! Registration is required. Payment of $10 per person to reserve your spot. Ages 12+

Jan
12
2:00 pm14:00

January 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 I Carried a Key: Three Years in a Mental Hospital: A Nurse's Story. by Agnes MacKinnon. Call the museum to let us know if you'd like to join!

PJ Storytime in the Parlour
Dec
14
6:30 pm18:30

PJ Storytime in the Parlour

  • Mackin House Museum

Children can come in their PJ's and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a story read by the Coquitlam Public Library in our cozy Parlour! This event is intended for ages 3+. Registration is required. Event is by donation.

This event is now full. Please email us to get a spot on our wait list. 

December Book Club
Dec
8
2:00 pm14:00

December Book Club

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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 meeting in December will be discussing The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro. Call the museum to let us know if you'd like to join!