Rising Hemlines: An Exploration of 1920's Fashion with Ivan Sayers @ Mackin House

October 17, 2017 to March 3, 2018

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The early part of the 20th century was a period of contradiction, rapid technological change and the beginnings of female emancipation. As businesses recovered from the war and people began to accumulate more wealth, the 1920s became a decade of opulence. What caused waistlines to drop and hemlines to rise?

Featuring items from the collections of Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke and Coquitlam Heritage, you are invited to Mackin house to explore and celebrate roaring 1920s fashion! Join us for fun and informative guided tours. Explore how the social, political, and cultural changes throughout the decade influenced the hemlines of the 1920s. Admission by donation.

Keep an eye on our website for fantastic 1920's related programming throughout the winter of 2018!

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

My Coquitlam. My Recreation.@ Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame, Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

January 10 to May 1, 2018.

My Coquitlam is a series of temporary exhibits based upon the theme of celebrating the unique people who love to live in Coquitlam. In this round of modern oral histories, we meet a historian from the Vancouver Golf Club, a pillar of the recreation community in Coquitlam, and a member of Coquitlam Search and Rescue, who help to keep people safe on Coquitlam’s trails. Join us in this unique look at the people who are helping to shape our recreation and sports history.

My Coquitlam. My City.

@Coquitlam City Centre Library, opens October 11

What does Coquitlam mean to you?

Coquitlam Heritage is proud to present My Coquitlam, a project highlighting members of our community and what they are doing to shape the future of Coquitlam.  Heritage not only celebrates our past accomplishments but also rejoices in the values, achievements and experiences of the people all around us today. In order to preserve, honor and promote the stories of our diverse modern heritage, we embarked on a set of Oral histories to capture a snapshot of the people living within the city in 2017. Visit our display at Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre Branch to read these stories and meet some of your unique neighbours!

If you are interested in sharing your story please contact Jasmine Moore, Heritage Manager

jmoore@coquitlamheritage.ca 604.516.6151

Keep your eye out for more Coquitlam Heritage exhibits throughout the community in 2017/2018!


“For as long as we choose to keep the heritage of the city and stick to the preservation of its history, culture, environment, peace and harmony of the residents, I believe Coquitlam will remain the most wonderful place it is for generations to come.”

~Virgilio M. Basa, Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable Committee Volunteer