Speaker Series: Chocolate History and Tasting (19+)
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Chocolate History and Tasting (19+)

Aphrodisiacs, rituals, and magical properties; the history of chocolate is as rich as the flavour. Join us for an informative lecture at Mackin House by Dr. Shea Henry, as she details chocolate’s origins, scope, and role in our modern world from marketing to manufacturing. Plus, enjoy this historical journey while tasting chocolate & wine pairings! (Ages 19+)

$25.00 per adult.

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Heritage Hallowe'en
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Heritage Hallowe'en

Join us for our annual Hallowe'en celebration!

This year, we are welcoming STORIES on WHEELS, a unique street theatre storytelling act inspired by the traditional Japanese travelling show called Kamishibai(literally paper theatre).

By Donation. All ages welcome.

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Family Interviews 101: How to Interview & Document Stories from Parents & Grandparents (16+)
Nov
3
10:30 AM10:30

Family Interviews 101: How to Interview & Document Stories from Parents & Grandparents (16+)

How do you ensure your family’s stories are preserved for future generations? City of Coquitlam Archivist, Emily Lonie will share some best practices for conducting oral history interviews with family members and will provide some tips for turning those interviews into treasured keepsakes. Registration required.

By Donation.

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Natural Hair & Skin Care
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Natural Hair & Skin Care

Using herbs, essential oils, organic butters and botanicals, customize your own skincare! Cheryl Theilade will teach you ways to improve the look of your skin and hair naturally by creating a balancing body lotion, herbal shampoo, citrus hair spray and a moisture lip balm.

Registration Required. $30 per person. (16+)

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Feasts of Coquitlam: Vietnamese Cuisine
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Feasts of Coquitlam: Vietnamese Cuisine

Versatility is a large part of Vietnamese cooking and cook and Vancouver Director of the Canada Vietnam Society, Kim Dinh will show you three dishes that can be adapted in a myriad of ways. Learn to make “Gỏi gà” a chicken cabbage salad dish, on rice soup.

Registration Required. (Age 12+) $15 per person.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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Feasts of Coquitlam: Advent, Stollen & Germanic Traditions
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Feasts of Coquitlam: Advent, Stollen & Germanic Traditions

Winter celebrations start with Advent in Germany. Four weeks before Christmas Eve, the tablecloths come out, baking is started and a wreath is put together with a candle to light on the next four Sundays. Come and bake Speculatius & Lebkuchen, enjoy a slice of stollen and take home an old fashioned Advent calendar. (12+)

$15 per adult


We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

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December Book Club
Dec
13
2:00 PM14:00

December Book Club

For our final Book Club of 2018 we will be reading Soucouyant by David Chariandy. Long-listed for the Giller Prize, Chariandy, a Burnaby based author, tells his story through poetic repetition, allusion, and suggestion.

FREE

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The Herbs of Samhain (12+)
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Herbs of Samhain (12+)

With All Hallows Eve around the corner come and play in our kitchen with rosemary, yarrow, mugwart and elderberries: four traditional herbs for this time of the year. We will make rosemary shortbread, turn mugwart and yarrow into sleeping pillow pouches, and brew a steaming elderberry punch. Halloween is not just for pumpkin lattes. 

$20 per person. 

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The Magic of Making Cloth: Introduction to Hand-Spinning
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

The Magic of Making Cloth: Introduction to Hand-Spinning

Ever wanted to know how yarn is made for knitting and weaving? Our ancestors usually made their cloth themselves from plants and animals in their surroundings, but today we usually don't know where our cloth comes from, what it's made of, or who made it. In this class, we'll cover the first steps of making cloth: spinning on a drop spindle with the basics of the 'park and draft' technique; plying; understanding the key role of fibre preparation in the final outcome, and sampling a couple of different fibres, including wool from sheep, angora from rabbits, and flax from linen.

$20 per person

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Culture Days
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Culture Days

Culture Days was created in response to the growing recognition that a vibrant arts and cultural sector contributes directly to a healthy and stable society. Join us at Mackin House as we celebrate our new exhibit Heirlooms & Treasure and share our love of culture and heritage with you!

By Donation. No Registration Required.

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Mid-Autumn Mooncake Demonstration (12+)
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Demonstration (12+)

Learn the history, customs, and tradition behind the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Instructor Jessica Yue will show you how you how to make ice Mooncakes. Then you will take a quick tour of the house while she sets up the kitchen and shows you how to make baked moon cakes. You’ll get a chance to sample each of the Mooncakes as well.

$8.88 per person.

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Open House, 109th Anniversary
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Open House, 109th Anniversary

Step back in time to 1909 as you explore Mackin House in an immersive way. Join our heritage performers as they give demonstrations, tell stories and share traditions throughout the different rooms in Mackin House and outside in Heritage Square.

Celtic band Black Sheep performances - 12:30-1:30 and 2:00-3:00.

By Donation. 
 

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Sold Out - Live History Show - Dinner Theatre (19+)
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sold Out - Live History Show - Dinner Theatre (19+)

This event is now Sold Out.

It's one of the most joyous occasions in town; a grand wedding, and you have been invited to a meal with the lucky one headed down the aisle... But the wedding ring, passed down for generations, has gone missing!

$35 per person. Price includes dinner and show. Select a vegetarian or meat option. Meat option will be either chicken or beef, not pork. Wine & beer at cash bar. 

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Sold Out - Live History Show- Dinner Theatre (19+)
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Sold Out - Live History Show- Dinner Theatre (19+)

This event is now sold out.

It's one of the most joyous occasions in town; a grand wedding, and you have been invited to a meal with the lucky one headed down the aisle... But the wedding ring, passed down for generations, has gone missing!

$35 per person. Price includes dinner and a show. Select a vegetarian or meat option. Meat option will be either chicken or beef, not pork. Cash bar wine & beer.

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Live History Show - Circa (ages 15+)
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Live History Show - Circa (ages 15+)

A mysterious character from the past, Circa, is horrified to discover they are in the modern era, and many of the events they lived through are now in history books. They don’t know who they are or how they got there. Help Circa trigger memories and learn about life from the past by solving clues throughout the library. Registration required.

Held at Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch. Meet in room 136/137 upon arrival.

FREE

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Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 13-16)
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 13-16)

  • Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign up for mysteries that are hands-on, interactive, and wildly fun!

Fans of mystery novels, shows and theatre will love this workshop where they’ll learn to build a mystery while engaging with local history in a way they have never seen before. Build a mystery to stump friends and family, or learn how to become a sleuth during your favourite mystery programs! Registration required.

Held at Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch. Head to room 136/137 for the workshop.

FREE 
 

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Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 10-13)
Aug
23
1:00 PM13:00

Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 10-13)

  • Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign up for mysteries that are hands-on, interactive, and wildly fun!

Fans of mystery novels, shows and theatre will love this workshop where they’ll learn to build a mystery while engaging with local history in a way they have never seen before. Build a mystery to stump friends and family, or learn how to become a sleuth during your favourite mystery programs! Registration required. Parents of children 10 years old, must stay in the library during the program.

FREE

Held at Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch.

Head to the Nancy Bennett Room for the workshop.

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Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea with Maurice Guibord - Historic Places Day
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea with Maurice Guibord - Historic Places Day

In celebration of Historic Places Day, take a guided and engaging tour through historic Maillardville as you learn about the rich history of this neighbourhood. Let local historian and President of the Historical Francophone Society of BC, Maurice Guibord, lead you through Maillardville as he recounts the tales of the French-Canadian pioneers.

Registrants are invited back to Mackin House after the tour to enjoy tea and scones in the cozy 1909 Parlour from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. 
 

$5 per person.

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Mother's Day Tea (Afternoon)
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day Tea (Afternoon)

Our Mother’s Day Tea is by far our most popular event each year. Call now or go online to reserve your spot. Indulge in tea by Culinary Blossom, and enjoy dainty sandwiches and delectable sweets. Each booking will receive a special thank-you from our sponsor, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Coquitlam.  

 

$25 per adult, $15 per child.  

 

SOLD OUT

Please inquire about the wait list

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Mother's Day Tea (morning)
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Tea (morning)

Our Mother’s Day Tea is by far our most popular event each year. Call now or go online to reserve your spot. Indulge in tea by Culinary Blossom, and enjoy dainty sandwiches and delectable sweets. Each booking will receive a special thank-you from our sponsor, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Coquitlam.  


$25 per adult, $15 per child.  

 

SOLD OUT

Please inquire about the wait list.

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May Book Club
May
10
2:00 PM14:00

May Book Club

Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Fiction Book Cub meets to discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca

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Heritage Mother's Day Gift Making (ages 4+)
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Heritage Mother's Day Gift Making (ages 4+)

Bring your kids to Mackin House to create an adorable craft for Mother’s Day. Parents can relax by the fire in the Parlour with tea and baked goods while our staff and volunteers help the kids with their craft. Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

11:00am-12:00pm (FULL); 12:30pm-1:30pm(FULL); or 2:00pm-3:00pm (FULL)

By Donation.

 

All workshops are now full. Please inquire about our wait lists.

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BEE Cause Body Care & More! (16+)
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

BEE Cause Body Care & More! (16+)

Organic, unrefined beeswax is the foundation for many nourishing body care products. This amazing material locks in moisture, while allowing skin to breathe. Beeswax not only keep us moisturized but also protects skin from harsh environments. Beeswax is also nourishing, working hard to create soft, smooth skin. In this value packed class, you will make and take home a healthy lip balm, an herbal salve, and a lotion bar. You will also receive recipes for furniture polish and hair pomade. Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations.

Complimentary tea and scones in the Parlour to all those registered in BOTH workshops on April 28th. 

Registration required prior to workshop. 

$25.00 per person. 

 

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Clean n' Green (16+)
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Clean n' Green (16+)

Go back to basics and learn how to clean your home naturally! Eliminate nasty neurotoxins in your home! Create environmentally-friendly household cleaners like citrus cleaning powder, window n’ glass shine, room fresh, and oven cleaner. You will also receive recipes for bug repellent, disinfectant, room spray, bed bug sheet spray and a microwave clean up. Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations.

 


Complimentary tea and scones served in the Parlour between 12:30pm and 1:30pm for anyone signed up for BOTH workshops on April 28th. 

Registration required prior to workshop. 

$28.50 per person. 

 

 

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Urban Food & Fibre Walk (all ages)
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Urban Food & Fibre Walk (all ages)

Learn to identify local city plants for use as food or fibre. Join us as we forage in the city, we may discover stinging nettle, plantain, fireweed, English ivy, blackberry or lamb’s quarters. You will learn what it means to forage and how you can harvest in a respectful manner. We will share recipe ideas, and practice techniques for harvesting fibre from the plants currently in season. We'll show samples of processed plants and end the walk with a cup of tea made with locally foraged greens. Open to all ages. Registration required. 

By Donation.

 

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Weaving with Invasive Species (16+)
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Weaving with Invasive Species (16+)

Put some of those invasive plants and garden clippings to good use –turn them into baskets! In this workshop you will discover the basics of twining, one of the fundamental basket techniques practiced by BC First Nations and early settlers. You will then apply your twinging training and make some small baskets to take home. You will learn how to tell if a plant is useful for weaving, how and when to harvest, and how to process and store your weaving materials. You'll leave with a whole new appreciation for both the basketry skills of our ancestors, and the generosity of our local weeds.. Ages 16+.

$20.00 per person.

 

This event is full. Please call or email to inquire about our wait list. 

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April Book Club
Apr
12
2:00 PM14:00

April Book Club

Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Fiction Book Cub meets to discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca

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