Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Fort St. John Cemetery (100 Ave)
Join us for a guided cemetery tour of the Fort St. John Cemetery on 100 Ave. Learn about the connection of many of the people buried there to the Alaska Highway. From construction workers to entrepreneurs to ambulance drivers, the cemetery is full of people who worked and lived along the highway. Tour is $10 and can be paid at the gate of the cemetery prior to the tour. Call 250-787-0430 for more information. (Please note this is the same tour as June 2)
Our Cemetery Tour: Alaska Highway Edition on Friday July 7th got rained out so we’ve rescheduled for Friday August 11. Also is our meeting in Lac Cardinal on Monday September 11?
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Moose FM’s Block Party
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through artifacts, photographs, fun facts, and interactive activities at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum’s booth at Moose FM’s Block Party. Free admission. For more information, call 250-787-0430.
Wed. July 12
Join us for an Afternoon Tea at the Reverend Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Grande Prairie Legion.
Sittings at both 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Located at the Rev. Forbes Homestead, 10424 96 St (behind the QE2 hospital)
Tea and scones will be serves on the lawn. Car pooling is encouraged.
Please register by calling the Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090 as space is limited.
This event is FREE to attend.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the North Peace Cultural Centre
Join South Peace Regional Archives on Tuesday July 4 for a guided walk through the Grande Prairie Cemetery and discover the rich and interesting history of Grande Prairie and area through the lives and stories of its people. Our tour will highlight the lives of those who served in the two world wars.
Grande Prairie Cemetery (84 Avenue and 112 Street)
Tuesday, July 4 at 7:00 PM
Call the Archives at 780-830-5105 to register (limit of 25 participants)
Please note that this will be the same tour that was given last summer.
The Alaska Highway Road Show
Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. at the Grande Prairie Museum
Featuring Alison Tubman, Bill Dolan and Kathy Jessup
Celebrating the Trail of ’42 in Story, Song and Images
Tickets are $10.00–Cash Only–in Advance or At the Door
Only 100 tickets available, so get yours early!
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Farming and homesteading have been happening in the North Peace for over 100 years. Learn about many of the animals involved from horses to pigs and bulls to chickens. Hear hilarious tales of local farm animal mischief over the past century. Make farm animal related crafts and try some old fashioned farm activities. REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY AND LIMITED. Event tickets are $5/child or $10/family and must be purchased at the museum in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult (free). Call 250-787-0430 for more information.
August 20 – November 30, 2017 at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Experience the construction of the Alaska Highway 75 years ago through the lens of photographer Rudy Schubert. Rudy was a photographer for the 341st Engineers and took photographs of the highway’s construction, camp life, wildlife, and more. Regular admission fees apply. This exhibit is free to members of the North Peace Historical Society. For more information, call 250-787-0430.
August 19-20, 2017 at the North Peace Fall Fair
Look for the Museum’s travelling trailer at the North Peace Fall Fair. It features an exhibit all about travelling the Alaska Highway called Road to the Last Frontier. After touring the free exhibit, try your hand at our fish pond. The numbered fish you catch corresponds to a trivia question about the highway and you can win a prize if you answer correctly! Call 250-787-0430 for more information.