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

October 17, 2017 to April 21, 2018


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 Centennial @ Poirier Library

February 27 to August 22, 2018

Coquitlam Heritage is pleased to announce the last exhibit in our My Coquitlam exhibit series: My Coquitlam, My Centennial, running from February 27 until August 22, 2018.  Hosted by the Poirier Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, this exhibit features artifacts preserved from the old building, interviews with past students, as well as photographs from past Centennial student and current Coquitlam City Councillor, Craig Hodge.

Before the doors to the former Centennial High School closed forever last summer, Coquitlam Heritage rescued a variety of artifacts including trophies, banners, sports equipment, lockers and more. When it opened, Centennial was designed to be an educationally forward-thinking school, one of the first of its kind in the province. We conducted interviews with former students to gain insight into the excitement of attending this brand-new, ultra-modern institute of learning.

Opening Reception

Thursday March 15 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch in the Nancy Bennett room. All members of the public are welcome to the opening. Tea, coffee, and light snacks will be available.

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

January 10 to June 4, 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.