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.

More about the exhibit reception

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


My Coquitlam. My City.

@Coquitlam City Centre Library, opens October 11

Coquitlam Heritage is proud to present My Coquitlam, an exhibit featuring members of our community and what they are doing to shape
our city's future. Coquitlam Heritage explores how the people of Coquitlam make it a unique city and what motivates it's citizens to live and grow here?

We invite you to reflect upon extraordinary personal stories while we celebrate our enduring, exciting and diverse community. Coquitlam Heritage is proud to share stories not only of those who have
come before, but also of those who are currently shaping our history.

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