Series S5 - New Horizons Oral History Program records

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New Horizons Oral History Program records

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  • Moving images

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  • 2012-2013 (Creation)
    Coquitlam Heritage Society

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40 videocassettes : master, SP, col., MiniDV

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Coquitlam Heritage Society (CHS) started its operations around June 1993 in the lower level (basement) of Mackin House. Its initial objectives were to restore Mackin House and turn it into a heritage house museum. The renovations were completed in 1999 and CHS opened Mackin House Museum to the public.

Today, CHS offers numerous services to Coquitlam’s residents. In addition to yearly exhibits in Mackin House, the CHS offers seasonal tours of the Fraser Mills Train Station and CP Rail 1970’s Caboose in Heritage Square. They also operate year-round as a Tourism Information centre for the City of Coquitlam. Yearly exhibits in Mackin House run from September to June. They also set up rotating exhibits across the community and provide a variety of events and workshops for all ages.

The CHS's collection includes local artifacts of importance as well as the oral histories of community members. Their mission is to preserve, honour and promote Coquitlam’s heritage.

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The series consists of videotaped oral history interviews with Coquitlam residents, filmed at Mackin House with a grant from the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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The Coquitlam Heritage Society maintains DVD copies of the tapes

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