Coffee, tea and irreverence

Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society will hold its AGM April 8

Pitt Meadows Museum Society volunteers at the 2014 heritage reunion tea.

If this is April, then it must be time for an annual; general meeting and a tea.

On April 8, the Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society will hold its AGM in the Old General Store site of the museum.

The meeting brings together people who are interested in the history of the community and the work the museum does on programs, exhibits and research services.

Those sitting on the society’s board give back to the community in volunteering their time to help keep the museum running.

We keep the meeting short and irreverent and then break for coffee, treats and more irreverence.

If you are interested in keeping your local museum functioning, please think about becoming a member, attending the AGM and joining us for treats and irreverence – we won’t make you work or force you on to the board.

Members get a few, but not many, rewards, such as an invite to attend (and, perhaps, to volunteer at) the society’s annual heritage reunion tea.

Again, you get tea, treats, and, again, it is slightly irreverent.

This year’s tea is on Saturday, April 18, from 1-3:30 p.m.

It won’t be as large an affair as we had in the Centennial Year, but it will still be the historical event, with the exception of our AGM, of the spring in Pitt Meadows.

Seriously, though, it is numbers of members that help secure grant funding dollars for non-profits, including your community museums. All our hard work on programs, exhibits, heritage building preservation, research services and an odd assortment of other tasks is often scrutinized less than the numbers of people who want to invest $10 of their hard earned money in a membership that only brings a limited number of benefits, save for the knowledge you helped out your local museum society and got tea, coffee and treats.

So, if you have been thinking about it for a while now is the time to come out, take your membership, sit through our AGM (not actually required) and enjoy tea, coffee, treats and some irreverence.

Also on at the Pitt Meadows Museum over the next few months:  Museum Sundays continue through May with and Easter Closure on April 5; Balloonhead Productions on the 19th; soap making on the 26th; garden planting on May 3rd; mom’s day crafts on the 10th fairy shacks on the 24th; and a bead hunt and shrinkies on the 31st.

Sessions are by donation and open to children and families.

Leslie Norman is curator of the Pitt Meadows Museum.

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