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In the first half of the 20th century, many people in Coquitlam had jardins de cuisine, or kitchen gardens, ensuring that they would have fresh vegetables in the summer. This summer is the first year that Mackin House has a jardin de cuisine as part of its heritage garden!
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Mackin House's exhibit, A Man's World, opens today! As a follow up to our Woman's World exhibit, Mackin House is proud to dedicate the summer of 2017 to men! The early 20th century marked drastic changes for societies and cultures all over the world. Canadian men across all classes, ages, and ethnicities had unique experiences during the period between 1900 and 1920. Come to Mackin House and explore the world men experienced in the early days of Coquitlam’s history!
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This day celebrates the union of three British colonies into a single Dominion called Canada. This year is particularly important because it is Canada’s 150 year as a country, congratulations Canada! Now go out celebrate what it means to be part of this wonderfully diverse nation that we are privileged to call our home.
This is a Canadian coin dated 1867-1967 and it celebrates Canada’s 100th birthday.
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Did you know that Mackin House has a Book Club? Join us on September 14 as we discuss the works of Anthony Trollope. Coffee, tea and treats are included! Visit the Event page on our website for more details.
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Do you have a school or Montessori group? Why not book an interactive tour at Mackin House! One of our staff will lead an educational tour of the house, followed by a fun activity, such as butter churning, or making beeswax candles! Visit our website for more information.
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Did you know that Maillardville is the largest French-Canadian community west of Manitoba? Want to learn more?.... Explore the architecture and stories of old Maillardville, led by French-Canadian Historian Maurice Guibord (walk with talk in English). Registration required. All ages welcome!
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Crankie workshop for kids next weekend in British Columbia @coquitlam_heritage . They can choose from markers, stamp art or a combination. Here's a prototype! #coquitlamheritage #coquitlamheritagesociety #thecrankiefactory #mackinhouse #movingpanorama

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In the first half of the 20th century, many people in Coquitlam had jardins de cuisine, or kitchen gardens, ensuring that they would have fresh vegetables in the summer. This summer is the first year that Mackin House has a jardin de cuisine as part of its heritage garden!
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#coquitlamheritage #coquitlam #explorecoquitlam #maillardville #mackinhouse #tricities #tricitiesig #portmoody #portcoquitlam #surreybc #newwestminster #vancouver #vancity #yvr #vancouverisawesome #explorecanada #canadianhistory #vancouverhistory #cdnhistory #history #bchistory #britishcolumbia #museum #museumlife #museumed #gardening #homegrown #garden #vegetablegarden #kitchengarden

Did you know that Mackin House has a Book Club? Join us on September 14 as we discuss the works of Anthony Trollope. Coffee, tea and treats are included! Visit the Event page on our website for more details.
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#coquitlamheritage #coquitlam #explorecoquitlam #maillardville #mackinhouse #tricities #tricitiesig #portmoody #portcoquitlam #surreybc #newwestminster #vancouver #vancity #yvr #vancouverisawesome #explorecanada #canadianhistory #vancouverhistory #cdnhistory #history #bchistory #britishcolumbia #museum #museumlife #museummondays #museumed #bookclub #bookstagram #books #anthonytrollope

Happy Book Lovers Day! Here at Mackin House we love a good book, and so does our monthly book club. We’re dedicating this book lover’s day to them and their passion for books! What’s your favourite book? Here is a copy of the Vicomte de Bragelonne written by Alexandre Dumas following the Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. Visit our Events page for more information about our book club!
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#coquitlamheritage #coquitlam #explorecoquitlam #maillardville #mackinhouse #tricities #tricitiesig #portmoody #portcoquitlam #surreybc #newwestminster #vancouver #vancity #yvr #vancouverisawesome #explorecanada #canadianhistory #vancouverhistory #cdnhistory #history #bchistory #britishcolumbia #museum #museumlife #museummondays #museumed #bookstagram #booklover #bookloversday

BC Day, the first Monday in August each year, was created to recognize British Columbia’s pioneers. What better way to celebrate than to participate in an outdoor activity in this beautiful province of ours! In this photo, from 1924, are the Windram Boys and Alan McGregor canoeing on the Brunette River. City of Coquitlam Archives C6.154
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It's National Doll Day! Dolls have been the favourite toys of children everywhere for thousands of years. They come in all shapes and sizes and are found in every culture. What was your favourite doll growing up?

Pictured here are two commemorative Century Sam dolls, symbolic of British Columbia's first pioneers, that were released in celebration of B.C.'s Centenary in 1958.
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Did you know that Maillardville is the largest French-Canadian community west of Manitoba? Want to learn more?.... Explore the architecture and stories of old Maillardville, led by French-Canadian Historian Maurice Guibord (walk with talk in English). Registration required. All ages welcome!
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#coquitlamheritage #coquitlam #explorecoquitlam #maillardville #mackinhouse #tricities #tricitiesig #portmoody #portcoquitlam #surreybc #newwestminster #vancouver #vancity #yvr #vancouverisawesome #explorecanada #canadianhistory #vancouverhistory #cdnhistory #history #bchistory #britishcolumbia #museum #museumlife #museummondays #museumed #exhibit #workshop #walkingtour

Do you have a school or Montessori group? Why not book an interactive tour at Mackin House! One of our staff will lead an educational tour of the house, followed by a fun activity, such as butter churning, or making beeswax candles! Visit our website for more information.
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#coquitlamheritage #coquitlam #explorecoquitlam #maillardville #mackinhouse #tricities #tricitiesig #portmoody #portcoquitlam #surreybc #newwestminster #vancouver #vancity #yvr #vancouverisawesome #explorecanada #canadianhistory #vancouverhistory #cdnhistory #history #bchistory #britishcolumbia #museum #museumlife #museummondays #museumed #exhibit #workshop #heritagecrafts #buttermaking

ATTENTION!! Military Vehicle Convoy at Mackin House!

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to a Military vehicle?! Come down to Mackin House parking lot on July 30 and explore a military convoy! This is your opportunity to meet the vehicle owners, share your passion for military history and ask questions! This event puts you face to face with experts in the field. Learn about battlefield medical care, collecting military history and discover more about the military events that helped shape our nation over the past century. This is a free family event!! Step inside Mackin house to learn more about how the Great War changed the lives of men in the early 20th century.
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Thank you to everyone who attended our Can It! workshop! The pickled carrots look delicious, and we hope you enjoy the raspberry jam! If you are interested in more workshops like this, please check out the events page on our website.
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The glamorous side of an archival rescue mission

Historically, the job of Town Crier was incredibly important to a town. Not everyone had the privilege of being literate; therefore it was important to have someone that was able to keep the population up to date on the news. Today we celebrate the importance of this role. This bell was presented to Coquitlam's own Town Crier, Tony G. Paré.
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