Heritage Show & Tell
Jan
9
11:30 AM11:30

Heritage Show & Tell

Do you have an inherited object, skill, or story that you would like to share with the community? We would love to hear from you! Join us to share the story behind your object and have it photographed at the museum.

Light refreshments served. No registration required.

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Heirlooms & Treasures Exhibit Celebration
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Heirlooms & Treasures Exhibit Celebration

Coquitlam Heritage welcomes you to join us in celebrating our 2018-2019 exhibit Heirlooms & Treasures. Enjoy a performance by Chichaklar Dance Company of Azerbaijani & Iranian folk dances at 1:45 pm, exhibit tours, and a multicultural array of snacks & treats. This is a Heritage celebration not to be missed.

No Registration Required. By Donation.

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Family Treasure, Family Stories
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Family Treasure, Family Stories

Learn how to preserve memories of your family treasures. You will get ideas and tips on how to start writing about your family's treasures and preserving their stories using adaptable templates and prompts for your writing project.

Registration Required. $5.00 per person. (16+)

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Heritage Valentine's Day Card Making
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Heritage Valentine's Day Card Making

In the early 1900’s people would spend hours creating a Valentine for a loved one. They used pop-ups, ribbon, lace, dried flowers and other materials and techniques to make the Valentine special. Spend the afternoon at Mackin House crafting two Valentine's Day cards to take home.

Registration Required.

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Romantic Chocolate Making Workshop
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Romantic Chocolate Making Workshop

Spend your Valentine’s evening making chocolates and sipping wine by the fireplace in our homey parlour. Learn to make chocolates and the history of Valentine’s Day with a special friend or partner. Appetizers are included along with a wine & beer cash bar.

Registration Required. $30 per person. (19+)

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Feasts of Coquitlam: Croatian Cuisine
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Feasts of Coquitlam: Croatian Cuisine

Croatia is a small European country along the Adriatic Coast that has a rich culture, diverse landscape and a range of culinary dishes defined by its many regions. Begin with seafood salad from the Dalmatian region, then make cabbage rolls or *Sarma* flavored with smoked bacon and finish off with apple strudel.

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

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Pro-D Day at Mackin House
Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

Pro-D Day at Mackin House

Join us at Mackin House for an immersive look into life in the early 1900's. Enjoy a tour of our house museum, make a fun craft and top it all off with some homemade snacks.

Registration Required. Parental/Guardian attendance required. $5 per family (up to 3 children)

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Heritage Show & Tell
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Heritage Show & Tell

Do you have an inherited object, skill, or story that you would like to share with the community? We would love to hear from you! Join us to share the story behind your object and have it photographed at the museum.

Light refreshments served. No registration required.

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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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Reflections: A Holiday Mosaic
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Reflections: A Holiday Mosaic

Join us at Mackin House for tours of our Heirlooms & Treasures, bring your own Heirloom to be featured in a future exhibit, hear stories of Winter traditions from around the world, enjoy baked treats, crafts and Holiday carols by the fireside.

By Donation. Suggested donation $5.

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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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Magic Lantern & Shadow Puppet Show
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Magic Lantern & Shadow Puppet Show

Put away your Tablets and PVRs, and immerse yourself in one of the earliest forms of projected entertainment at Mackin House. Warm up with refreshments and popcorn as you are transported to another time through the lens of the magic lantern.

Registration Required. Suggested donation $5.

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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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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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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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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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