Peace River Museum, Archives & Mackenzie Centre

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Place Category: On the Peace River, Arts & Culture, Museums, and Town of Peace RiverPlace Tags: History, Museums, Peace River, and Peace River Museum

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  • Take time over the holiday season to reflect and remember at the Peace River Museum & Archives.
    The Museum Gift Shop offers opportunities to give a hand-crafted gift or to choose from our book selection this season. 

    The Archives offers an extensive archives and library for family and regional history research. Drop by for personal research or call for an appointment for more in-depth research.

    For more information about the Museum and Archives, visit their spot on the Town of Peace River’s website here. To get some more in-depth information about the history of the area, you can visit their blog for some interesting tidbits!

    Shop for unique locally created items and history books in the Museum Gift Shop. You will find 12 Foot Davis magnets by a local glassworks artist, art cards by local photographers, fiber arts, jewelry, history books by local authors and much more for your gift ideas!

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (open Sundays in July and August)

    Closed only on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1.

    Exhibits:

    Peace of Mind – historical and contemporary look at our mental health

    Centenaries – 100 years ago – the DA Thomas paddle boat was built in Peace River, the NAR Station was built; the Mt.Pleasant Cemetery was established, the MD of Peace was created; Our Lady of Peace Catholic church was consecrated 1916

    Taking it to the streets! Downtown Walking Tours – Join us between 12:00 pm and 1:20 pm when we’ll be offering walking tours exploring our town’s unique and colourful history. Staging points vary for each town walking tour so check our poster for specific start.

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    Walking Tours

    Mackenzie Cairn Interpretive Tours – The Mackenzie Cairn is located on the scenic and historic Shaftesbury Trail (Hwy 684) and commemorates the location of Fort Fork, a North West Company post established by Sir Alexander Mackenzie during his historic trans-continental voyage. Drop by this National Historic Site anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and learn more about this interesting site and historic feat.

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    Heritage Tours

    The Witness Blanket – July and August, 2016 – a national art exhibit by Carey Newman bringing awareness and understanding of the residential school history. This exhibit is a collaboration with Sagitawa Friendship Society.

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    Witness Blanket 1

    Admission:

    $2 per person (children 2 and under are free)

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