Pro-D Day Afternoon
Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

Pro-D Day Afternoon

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 & Parental Supervision Required.

$5 per Family (up to 3 children)

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Book Club
May
9
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club

May's book club read is Alone in the Classroom by Ontario based author Elizabeth Hay.

Refreshments provided. Please RSVP through our orange “free events” bar if you plan to attend.

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Quilting Bee & Family Day at Place Maillardville
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Quilting Bee & Family Day at Place Maillardville

Join us at Mackin House and/or Laval Square for our Quilting bee. We are making a quilt to commemorate our Heirlooms & Treasures exhibit. Learn to sew by hand and try out a sewing machine.

No Registration Required. Drop in, by donation event. All welcome but sewing for 5 and up only please.

Mackin House and Family Fun Day at Place Maillardville.

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Book Club
Jun
13
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club

Woman's Prize for Fiction winner writer Rose Tremain's novel The Gustav Sonata moves backwards in time from Post-WWII Switzerland and traces a deep seated Anti-Semitism that threatens a childhood friendship.

Refreshments Provided. Please use the orange “Free Events” bar to RSVP.

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Mystery Dinner Theatre
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Mystery Dinner Theatre

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Coquitlam Heritage is happy to welcome back Live History, the international theatre troupe this year. Join us for Round Table and solve a mystery while enjoying a meal.

Registration Required. Full Price $50. Member Price $45.

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Easter Cupcake Decorating
Apr
20
1:30 PM13:30

Easter Cupcake Decorating

Marshmallow bunnies and lambs, coconut chicks and egg candy filled bird’s nests, all the symbols of spring. Bring an apron and decorate six chocolate cupcakes to take away and enjoy with friends and family.

Registration Required. (Ages 8-14) $10 per child.

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Feasts of Coquitlam: Seder Dinner
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Feasts of Coquitlam: Seder Dinner

Gather round the table at Mackin House to learn about the components, traditional and contemporary, of the Passover Seder plate. Join cook and Coquitlam Heritage Society board member Sandra Hochstein in exploring the meaning of the various foods used to tell the story of the Isrealites' exodus from Egypt.

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

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Book Club
Mar
14
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club

Join us in the parlour as we discuss Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunnent. A historical fiction novel set in 1570, at the convent of Santa Caterina, Ferrara, Italy. Noblewomen find space to pursue their lives under God's protection.

Refreshments served. Free.

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Feasts of Coquitlam: Slovakia
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Feasts of Coquitlam: Slovakia

Learn about the culinary customs of the central European gem of Slovakia. Cooks Suzie Hartford and Edita Bartak will lead you through the steps of making their favorite dish called Svechkova, a beef sirloin marinated in water, vinegar, shredded vegetables and simple spices.

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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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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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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Book Club
Feb
14
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club

Join us for a Gothic February read, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Enjoy a chat about this novel first published in 1818 that follows the young scientist Victor Frankenstein's unorthodox experiment of creating life.

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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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Book Club
Jan
10
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club

Join our book club in the parlour of Mackin House to discuss No Great Mischief by Alister Macleod which won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Free. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Refreshments Provided.

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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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