Place Title: Peace River Museum, Archives & Mackenzie CentrePlace Description:
The Peace River Museum & Archives is located in the beautiful Peace River Valley. The museum cares for many objects, photographs and archival records that celebrate Peace River’s stories and history. The museum is a fun and a entertaining place of learning through objects in the museum’s collection as an entry-point to inquiry, discussion and exploration about the region. 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.
The museum showcases temporary galleries throughout the year that enables a deeper look into many of the region’s more interesting and thought-provoking stories, individuals and objects.
Looking for a special gift?
The museum has a wonderful gift shop full of hand-crafted gifts to choose from. 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!
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
Closed only on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1.
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Gallery
This room tells the story of Sir Alexander Mackenzie and his journeys through the west. Artifacts include archeological finds from Fort Fork, the 18th century compound where Sir Alexander Mackenzie wintered while on his way to the Pacific coast. The display also talks about the fur trade in western Canada, with examples of the types of furs trapped in the area, replica of a fur trader’s canoe and an authentic fur press.
This gallery is home to our temporary exhibits. These include local history as well as travelling exhibits from other museums. New and topical displays are planned out each year to fill this space.
Peace River Gallery
The Town of Peace River has a wonderfully diverse past, and we showcase parts of this past in the Peace River Gallery. From early firefighters and police to those first pioneers who settled the land, we aim to represent the many facets of life in the Town of Peace River. Starting with prehistoric history and going into the present day, we examine the Town and the people who call it home.
Admission: By DonationCategory: Arts & Culture, Museums, and Town of Peace RiverTags: Edu-vacation, History, Museums, Peace River Museum, and Peace RiverAddress: 10302 99 Street
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Peace River Museum & Archives is located in the beautiful Peace River Valley. The museum cares for many objects, photographs and archival records that celebrate Peace River’s stories and history. The museum is a fun and a entertaining place of learning through objects in the museum’s collection as an entry-point to inquiry, discussion and exploration about the region. The Read more...