Monday, August 23, 2010

Meet the Author: Keith Hansen

Keith Hansen's book, "North from Edmonton: The Northern Alberta Railways" is of interest to anyone who wishes to follow the railroad on it's push north. The railroad was the lifeline of many communities for transportation of goods and people out of the remote north for many years and Keith's book is filled with intense detail, glossy photographs and maps that really bring to life this vital link to the rest of the province.

The author, Keith Hansen, will be at the Peace River Museum (10302 99th Street) on Wed., August 25th from 6:30 to 8 pm to discuss his book and sign copies.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

NEW Virtual Exhibit: Transporting Northern Dreams

Thanks to support from the Canadian Heritage Information Network, Dallas Wood has written a new virtual exhibit entitled, "Transporting Northern Dreams: Steamboats on the Peace River, 1903-1930" which is available on or you can use this link.

The story of the steamboats is one that is essential to the development of the Peace Region. The rivers were the highways of the early days before the railway reached our area. Boats and scows were even used up until 1950 for freighting.

There are different ways to view the exhibit. Under the "Stories" category, you can read through the exhibit with all the text in order. If you are interested in browsing the photographs with only their captions, choose the "Gallery" option and if you are looking for a specific photograph, use the "Thumbnail Gallery" option.