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

October 17, 2017 to April 7, 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

Coquitlam Heritage: A Mosaic of Our Past @ Place des Arts  

February 16 - March 17, 2018.     

Committed to preserving, honouring and promoting our past, Coquitlam Heritage brings together artworks to explore diverse aspects of our rich natural and cultural heritage. Artists examine, reflect, and draw inspiration from historic photographs, ephemera or artifacts, each with its own story to tell. This expansive interpretation of Coquitlam’s past will engage the audience in discussions about diversity and community change over time.

Residents and visitors alike know Coquitlam is a multicultural community with many stories to tell. Over the past century, the Coquitlam landscape has shifted as land use changed. Embedded within our natural landscape are stories which showcase, reflect on, and re-interpret what we know about logging, fishing, mining, mental health and early settler life. Artists reveal and bring these stories to life in this remarkable exhibition featuring the unique, thought provoking stories of our past and the pieces of history that inspire them.

Left: City of Coquitlam Archives, C6-S01-C6.335, Car on MacIntosh Street

Right: Barb Krell, MacIntosh Street in 1949

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.