The group continues to take on joint projects. The network published “Sense of the Peace” in 2014, which is available at museums across the Peace. Our meetings, newsletters, and joint projects keep us informed of activities in heritage preservation across the district and keep us strong as a network.
To establish a visual identity for the group a logo was designed for use on all printed material. Work on creating a brochure was begun in late 1990 and published the following year. Full colour and complete with photos and captions, this promotional piece was distributed at the Peace museum sites and through visitor information centres all over Alberta. This was the first very successful advertising material produced by the Spirit of the Peace to promote their institutions and programs. Not resting on their laurels, the group designed a joint project to erect seven large highway signs at entrances to the Peace area. Through individual grant applications to the Alberta Museums Association Special Grants Program, core funding was obtained and the signs were placed at strategic, heavy traffic, highway turnout locations. Ever on the lookout to save money, the Spirit of the Peace had the signs painted at a penal institution, which left some funds for other promotional efforts. Shortly thereafter, an advertising agreement was signed with CKUA Radio Network, Edmonton.
In addition, a major research project was undertaken in 1995, which resulted in a comprehensive report produced by consultant, Roberta Hursey. Two years later the Spirit of the Peace Museums completed a 16-minute promotional video. In 2000 a professionally produced traveling exhibit was created, which is being displayed in museums throughout Alberta.
1. Structuring a Regional Network (1989-1994)
2. Regional Grant 1994
Peace Region: "Advancing Museum Standards." Project successfully completed in 1995.
3. Regional Grant 1995
Researching the Region: "A Sense of the Peace," by Roberta Hursey. Project successfully completed December, 1997.
4. Regional Grant 1996
Promotion of the Peace: "Discover the Spirit of the Peace," a 16 - minute video by Aquila Productions, Edmonton. Project successfully completed December 7, 1997.
5. Regional Grant 1998
Exhibit for the Peace Country and beyond: "Treaty #8 Display and Promotion Project." Project successfully completed on March, 24, 2000 complete with curriculum based education kit for schools.
6. Regional Grant 2001
Education: "Taking Peace History to the Schools."