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

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.

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

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

Greek Yogurt Making and Whey Baking
Apr
29
12:30 pm12:30

Greek Yogurt Making and Whey Baking

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

Making yogurt is simple. It just takes time. We will go through the steps, from start to finish then have some fun flavouring and tasting the finished product along with some fresh baking that can be made with whey, the nutrient rich liquid left over. Everyone will take home a container that will just need a few finishing steps. Ages 16+. Registration required.

 

$20 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.

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.

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

The Friendly Gardener
May
25
6:30 pm18:30

The Friendly Gardener

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

Join Cheryl 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

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. 

Father's Day Fly Tying Workshop
Jun
17
12:30 pm12:30

Father's Day 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. 

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.

Getting Through Cold Season
Sep
26
Sep 27

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.

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.


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!

Magic Lantern Show
Nov
26
12:30 pm12:30

Magic Lantern Show

  • Coquitlam Heritage Society

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 using your creativity to help weave a story. Lantern shows are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Ages 3+. Registration Required.

Heritage Candlemaking Workshop
Nov
12
1:00 pm13:00

Heritage Candlemaking Workshop

  • Mackin House Museum

Come by and make a candle with us as part of our Brighten Up celebrations! This workshop is intended for ages 12+. Registration is required. Event is by donation. 

Heritage Halloween
Oct
29
1:00 pm13:00

Heritage Halloween

Celebrate the season like an Edwardian by joining us for heritage inspired activities, crafts, and treats! Bring the whole family and remember to wear your costume! This year Oppy has donated apples and pumpkins. Decorate a pumpkin and try some apple treats! While supplies last.

Corn Husk Doll Workshop
Oct
8
1:00 pm13:00

Corn Husk Doll Workshop

  • Mackin House Museum

Join us and make your very own heritage corn husk doll. Supplies provided. This event is intended for ages 3+. Registration is required. Event is by donation.

Heritage Medicine - Culture Days
Sep
30
Oct 1

Heritage Medicine - Culture Days

  • Mackin House Museum

Complete the scavenger hunt and win a great prize. Learn to make a traditional healing tea and take in other medicine-centred demonstrations and activities.

Community Heritage Picnic
Sep
17
12:00 pm12:00

Community Heritage Picnic

  • Blue Mountain Park

Grab a partner and start practicing your three-legged racing skills. You’re going to need them at the 1925-themed Community Heritage Picnic. You can expect all sorts of games, such as tug-of-war, potato sack race, ring toss and bean bag toss. There will be also be crafts, music and food, a tea tent and a farmers market too!

Science & Social Change: Early 20th Century Medicine
Sep
7
Nov 30

Science & Social Change: Early 20th Century Medicine

  • Mackin House Museum

The early 20th century period reflected shifting social and scientific attitudes to healthcare.  Join us for our exhibit, Science & Social Change, which explores this period of transition from folk and in-home models of care to the standardized scientific practices seen today.

Paint, Plant, Grow! Celebrating Heritage Food Culture
Aug
20
1:00 pm13:00

Paint, Plant, Grow! Celebrating Heritage Food Culture

Join us as we celebrate our 8th annual Open House theme: Heritage Food Culture! Come to Mackin House to paint a terra cotta pot, plant a seed of your choice, and watch your seedling grow at home! All while enjoying homemade baking from rhubarb grown in Mackin House's garden. Supplies provided. This event is intended for ages 3+. Registration is required. Event is by donation.

Can It!
Aug
6
1:00 pm13:00

Can It!

  • Mackin House Museum

Ginette, local caterer and foodie extraordinaire, will lead a workshop on canning and preserving harvested foods. This is our kickoff event in this year's series of activities leading up to our 8th annual Open House. Join us in celebrating this year's theme: Heritage Food Culture! Supplies provided. This workshop is intended for ages 18+. Registration is required. Event is by donation. Check out our website for details.

Lake Daze
Jul
1
9:00 am09:00

Lake Daze

  • Town Centre Park

Visit Mackin House's tent at Lafarge Lake. The activities are many, the food is diverse and the fun is abundant! Check out our interactive display and try to guess the artifact.

Annual General Meeting
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Annual General Meeting

  • Coquitlam Libary

Our Annual general meeting will be held at Coquitlam Library (1169 Pinetree Way). The meet and greet will begin at 6pm, and the AGM at 6:30. Afterwards, there will be a special presentation by Dr. Barb Winter. Registration is free and CHS membership is not required.

Building a Bond
Jun
11
1:00 pm13:00

Building a Bond

  • Mackin House Museum

Join Tojo, from sticksandbags, who will lead a first of its kind workshop at Mackin House. Make a multiuse pouch from upcycled leather for someone special for Father's Day or for yourself. Supplies provided. You'll be amazed at the craft of folding leather. This workshop is intended for ages 16+. Registration is required. Event is by donation.