Home Front: World War II @ Mackin House

September 10, 2019 - June 6, 2020

World War II took a terrible toll on the men and women who served overseas. While they were risking their lives, a different toll was being taken on those who served their country on the Home Front. Families at home dealt with the dread of losing loved ones in battle, but also with additional challenges. Women needed to go out to work. Shortages of food and materials meant life was more complicated. Pressure was put on all segments of society to support the war effort from home. Coquitlam Heritage will explore these things and more.  

MH.2017.013.001 Air Raid Precautions helmet manufactured by the Canadian Lamp Company of Windsor, Ontario

MH.2017.013.001 Air Raid Precautions helmet manufactured by the Canadian Lamp Company of Windsor, Ontario


Winter Sports @ Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame

November 2019 - Spring 2020

For many the word Winter conjures up memories of sledding, skating and skiing. Early on, kids hiked up some of the highest peaks in Coquitlam, towing their sleds behind just to feel the icy wind on their faces as they raced down steep slopes. Frozen ponds became instant hockey rinks. Winter in Coquitlam provided the ultimate playground setting for children and adults alike. Coquitlam Heritage will explore the history of winter sports in Coquitlam and the surrounding areas. Find out what people did for fun and competition when equipment and facilities were rudimentary.     

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