Who We Are
The Coquitlam Heritage Society (CHS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that operates Mackin House Museum and Fraser Mills Train Station on the corner of Brunette Avenue and King Edward Street in Maillardville. Our mandate is to preserve, honour, and promote the diverse and unique history of Coquitlam. We collect artifacts and interview community members to tell the stories past and present of our local and diverse heritage and landscape. We are open to the public by donation for historic house tours.
Mackin House is a mirror into life in Coquitlam from 1909 to 1914, allowing visitors to take a journey back in time and explore local history. Throughout the year, Mackin House hosts a number of events and exhibits. This offers members of the community a chance to come together, learn about the City’s past and build lasting ties to its future. As well, the society initiates projects to collect and preserve local artifacts and knowledge.
Ever since Mackin House first opened its doors back in 1999, the museum has truly become a valuable heritage asset to the city of Coquitlam.
Every year, we welcome numerous families, seniors, teenagers, travelers from abroad, and various community and school groups.
While a municipal grant covers the basic operational costs, much of the funds required to run programs at Mackin House come from generous donors and sponsors.
With over 40 workshops and events every year, there are many opportunities for local businesses and individuals to sponsor either through cash or product donations. Here are just a few examples of what we are looking for in the next year.
Donations of goods or services for silent auction
Raw ingredients, fruits, or vegetables for baking and heritage recipe workshops
- Monetary donations towards community exhibits and resarch
- Coffee and tea for programming, high teas, and book club
- Craft supplies
- Archival and display supplies for exhibits and collection preservation
- Swag for Mother's Day High Tea
- Other- please contact us with details on what you can offer
We customize each sponsorship opportunity to your business or organization’s level of support. In general, however, most sponsors receive signage at the event or program, a thank you on our sponsor’s page in our thrice-yearly newsletter, and mention on our website.
Under certain circumstances, our sponsors may be mentioned in the Coquitlam City Program Guide, or in the local newspaper when we advertise our events.
We have sponsorships available at every price point. Let us know what you’re comfortable with and we can build a sponsor package for you.