Coquitlam Heritage Society’s mission is to preserve, honour & promote the heritage of Coquitlam through outreach in the form of events, workshops and the operation of Mackin House Museum.

Mackin House is an Edwardian home built in 1909 as a company home for the second in command at the Fraser Mills Lumber Company. It is staged with period appropriate furniture and artifacts to give visitors a sense of what life in Coquitlam would have been like for someone living in the upper middle class. We have rotating yearly exhibits that highlight aspects of Coquitlam’s rich history and culture.

Mackin House Museum

Tuesday-Friday

11am to 5pm

Saturday

10am to 4pm


Current Exhibits

Home Front: World War II September 10, 2019 to June 6, 2020 at Mackin House

Winter Sports November 2019 to Spring 2020 at Poirier Sports Complex


Upcoming Events


Recent News & Articles


Collection Highlight

Even though Canada was never bombed during WWII, the threat was still real for many Canadians living on the east and west coasts. ARP wardens and community officials were volunteer men and women who were trained to assist the public in the event of an emergency.  This helmet was made for a Canadian ARP warden, by the Canadian Motor Lamp Company in Windsor, Ontario. This factory, which usually made headlights for cars, was commissioned during the war to make helmets and shell casings. With men away at war, many women worked in the factory to do their part for the war effort.

Even though Canada was never bombed during WWII, the threat was still real for many Canadians living on the east and west coasts. ARP wardens and community officials were volunteer men and women who were trained to assist the public in the event of an emergency.

This helmet was made for a Canadian ARP warden, by the Canadian Motor Lamp Company in Windsor, Ontario. This factory, which usually made headlights for cars, was commissioned during the war to make helmets and shell casings. With men away at war, many women worked in the factory to do their part for the war effort.