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The Port Coquitlam Heritage
and Cultural Society


2100-2253 Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3C 3B8
(604) 927-8403



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"People must know the past to understand the present, and to face the future"
Nellie McLung, Canadian feminist (1873-1951)


Background

Established in 1988 and officially known as the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society, PoCo Heritage preserves Port Coquitlam's history and culture for future generations.

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We are a registered BC not for profit society that is currently 100% volunteer operated. We are thankful to The City of Port Coquitlam for providing our facility, indirect staff and other support. PoCo Heritage's contribution to our community can be broken down into two main areas.

Heritage Awareness and Education

Our members coordinate displays at Heritage at Leigh Square (Museum and Archives) and Port Coquitlam City Hall. These displays feature historical photographs and art, interpretive and multimedia displays, First Nations artifacts, tools, collectables, maps and antiques. We also co-ordinate heritage themed programs for both adults and children and have monthly Heritage Evenings, typically on the 4th Thursday of every month (except July, August and December).

Heritage Preservation

We also catalogue historical photographs, newspaper and documents, both in print and digitally. The Society is building a collection of modern-day heritage related photographs and videos. We are also actively involved in initiatives to identify, recognize and preserve historically significant structures. This has recently starting to show progress with the creation of the offical Heritage Conservation Stategy and the initial steps towards building a Heritage Register for the City of Port Coquitlam.

Identity and Branding

In 2009 we shortened our public name to "PoCo Heritage" and changed our logo to reflect this new "brand". The new brand is simplified and modernized, while still reflecting our past. Look closely and you can find two important elements of our past "rivers and rails". In 2013 we introduced the logo for "Heritage at Leigh Square", our recently expanded heritage facility in Leigh Square. This new logo pays tribute to the 100th birthday of our city on March 7, 2013 as well as to the history of the "Outlet" building in Leigh Square as a former post office.

Comparison of old and current logos for PoCo Heritage

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of March 7, 2013, Heritage at Leigh Square is now our primary combined location for museum displays, community archives, programs and events. The Display Centre on Mary Hill Road is no longer open to the public and will be decommisioned over the next few months to make way for an expanded Community Police Station.

PoCo Heritage is always looking for new members, volunteers, community partners, etc so be sure to drop by, send us an email or call.

Our Board of Directors and Executive (2014/2015)

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