Celebrate Heritage at Mackin House

Mackin House Museum Coquitlam

Mackin House, on the corner of Marmont and Brunette in Coquitlam, was originally built in 1909. Over the more than 100 years of its history, it has become a local landmark, and reminder of our heritage. This means it’s particularly appropriate that the historic house is now home to Mackin House Museum, operated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society.

While Port Moody and Port Coquitlam are celebrating their 100th birthdays this year, Coquitlam is holding its own with events at Mackin House during February. If you’d like to experience a blast from the past, you may want to check them out.

Traditional Valentine Card Making

Looking for something fun to do over the Family Day long weekend? Head to the museum on February 9, 2013 between 1:00 and 3:30pm to create and decorate some traditional Valentine’s Day cards. Admission is by donation, and registration is required. You can secure your spot by calling 604.516.6151 or emailing at info@coquitlamheritage.ca.

Historical Book Club

Mackin House holds a monthly Historical Fiction Book Club. Meetings happen on the second Thursday of every month, and feature coffee, cookies, and literary chat. The next event is February 14, 2013 at 2:00pm, so you still have time to get reading this month’s book, Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Or get a head start for March, and pick up Wilbur Smith’s Birds of Prey.

Heritage Week Walking Tour and Tea

Heritage Week is February 18-24, 2013. Mackin House will be celebrating this year’s theme of Good Neighbours with a historic Maillardville neighbourhood walk on Saturday February 23, 2013. The tour leaves from the museum at 1:00pm. Head back at 2:30pm for some tea and scones in the cozy parlour. he cost is $5 per person. Seating is limited and registration is required. Book your spot by calling 604.516.6151 or emailing at info@coquitlamheritage.ca.

Hooray for history!

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