NEWS

SPRA is looking for a New Executive Director

South Peace Regional Archives Society is seeking a resourceful, energetic person with a commitment to preserving local history for the position of Executive Director. The director is responsible for management and leadership in the Archives and supervises three additional staff members.

Qualifications/Abilities:

  • Relevant degree in Business, History or other suitable discipline.
  • Willingness to train in Archival practices.
  • Ability to promote the Archives in the community.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Aptitude for independent decision making and acting with initiative.
  • Supervisory and interpersonal skills to motivate staff and volunteers.

 

SPRA is a community archives funded by four municipal governments, and is an institutional member of the Archives Society of Alberta. For more information, visit our website at www.southpeacearchives.org

Please forward a resume and cover letter no later than May 5, 2017 to director@southpeacearchives.org.

 

 

Vimy Ridge Anniversary

 

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

Find out what the buzz is all about. Discover the construction of the Alaska Highway through the eyes of a mosquito. This story combines historic photographs with an animated cast of insects. Make mosquito crafts and participate in mosquito 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.

Saturday, March 18 and Friday, March 24 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. start times at the Fort St. John North Museum

Reunite with old characters and meet new characters from the North Peace’s past. Experience life on the Alaska Highway by interacting with characters from Fort St. John’s past. Meet Duncan Cran (surveyor), Rudy Schubert (photographer), Ma Murray (editor of the Alaska Highway News), Lawrence Clay (B.C. Policeman), Zylpha Alexander (laundress), Lena Galen (seamstress), Iris Woolcock (early tourist), and more!  Adults – $12 • Seniors (65+) – $8 • Students – $5 • Under 5 – Free

Tours run every ten minutes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and last 40 minutes. Please call the museum at 250-787-0430 to register your time slot today. REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY AND LIMITED. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your tour start time. Payment can be made in advance or at the door. Call 250-787-0430 for more information.

Welcome to the new Spirit of the Peace museums network website! This new site will provide you with information to all the museums in our network.