General Store Site 12294 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, B.C.Click Here for Directions
The Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society is a non-profit, registered charity responsible for collecting, preserving and putting on display artifacts and archival material relating to Pitt Meadows and the surrounding area.
The Society meets regularly on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am. Meetings take place at the General Store site at 12294 Harris Road with parking at the rear of the building off the West Coast Express lot. The Society's AGM takes place at 11:00 am on the second Wednesday in June.
Membership dues are $10.00 annually and new members interested in preserving the heritage of their community are welcome. For more information about joining and volunteering for the Museum Society, please contact us at 604-465-4322 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society began in 1977, and incorporated in 1980. It is the governing authority of the Pitt Meadows Museum and Archives, which includes both the Old General Store (1886 c.) site and the Hoffmann & Son Machine Shop (1936c) site, both located on Harris Road, South of the C.P.R. tracks. The Museum and Society operate under an annual fee-for service agreement with the City of Pitt Meadows - Parks and Leisure Services. The Museum's main site, located in the Old General Store is a municipal designated heritage structure owned by the City of Pitt Meadows, and is leased to the Museum Society. The Museum's second site, the Hoffmann and Son Machine Shop building, was donated to the Society and the community of Pitt Meadows in October 1999, by siblings Hans and Elfriede Hoffmann.
A meeting to organize a Heritage and Museum Society in Pitt Meadows was held at the Municipal Office on October 24, 1977. A constitution was later drawn up, and the Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society was registered under the Societies Act.