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City Museums offer Free Summer Programs

Family friendly afternoon programs at the Heritage Discovery Centre and Grande Prairie Museum are now open for registration.

The Culture and Heritage Department is pleased to offer free interactive programs nearly every weekday this summer.  Programs are held on their designated days from 1 to 3 p.m. at both the Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Discovery Centre. Sessions change weekly and include a variety of topics to suit many interests. Activities may include art, crafts, education, history, hands-on demonstrations and more.

Programs are categorized by ages 5 and up or ages 8 and up. An adult guardian must accompany all children.

 

How to Register

Participants must register for their desired program to avoid disappointment, as space is limited. Participants can register in person, by email to culture@cityofgp.com or by calling the Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090 or Heritage Discovery Centre at 780-532-5790.

The Grande Prairie Museum is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

The Heritage Discovery Centre is open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

More Information

Full summer program schedules and programs descriptions are at cityofgp.com/CulturePrograms

Anyone with questions can contact the Grande Prairie Museum or Heritage Discovery Centre by phone, in person, by email or on the GP Museum Facebook page.

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Media Inquiries can be directed to:

Robyn Termeer
Programming and Events Coordinator

Lunch and Learn at the Museum

Local contributors to the Grande Prairie Museum’s latest exhibit to speak at lunch and learn event on Thurs. July 20.

Guests are invited to bring their lunch for a short lecture on Freemasonry at 12 noon in the Community Room at the Grande Prairie Museum, located in Muskoseepi Park. The focus of the talk is to elaborate on the Freemasonry: A History in Plain Sight exhibit on display now at the Museum.  Members of the Lake Saskatoon and Grande Prairie Masonic Lodges will be on site to talk about the history of Freemasonry in the Grande Prairie area and the education bursary available through the Masonic Lodges. Members can also answer any questions visitors have about the masons of the past and present.

The lecture starts at 12 noon and guests are welcome to tour the exhibit and other galleries afterwards. Coffee and tea also free of charge.

Background

The feature exhibit is on display in the Museum’s main gallery until Oct 30. The travelling feature is a loan from the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in Ontario and has been enhanced with contributions from the Lake Saskatoon and Grande Prairie Masonic Lodges.

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Media Inquiries may be directed to:

Charles Taws
Curator / Collections Supervisor
Grande Prairie Museum
780-830-7084
ctaws@cityofgp.com

Wednesday, August 9

Join us as we celebrate the life of Mrs. Agnes Forbes, one of Grande Prairie’s most prominent pioneers. Mrs. Forbes was one of very few settlers to bring fine china along with her to the Grande Prairie; and as a result, in those days it was considered a great honour to be invited to the Forbes’ homestead for tea.
Sittings at both 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Tea and scones will be served 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.

 

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?
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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!