Friday, October 1, 2010

Peace Country Kids Exhibit Launch

Peace Country Kids: An exhibit about Childhood in the Peace
This exhibit was inspired by the theme of this year's Alberta Archives Week, which is "Growing Up Albertan". The Peace River Archives wanted to preserve stories of "Peace Country Kids" who grew up in the region. To help us gather these stories, we have enlisted the aid of Springfield School's Grade 4 class who have each found one of these Peace Country Kids to ask 10 interview questions. These questions have been formed into an exhibit that highlights the changes and the similarities of childhood of the past and present. The exhibit will run for the month of October 2010.

We hope you will be able to join us on Monday, October 4th between 6:30 and 8 pm for a special launch party. Door prizes and historic games will be available to help celebrate the accomplishments of our young historians.


Barrie Mitchell said...

Just found the digitised book 'Peace River Remembers' after researching my family tree. I knew my Great grand Aunt Mary Elizabeth Wilson went to Canada but didn't know she has photographs of herself and husband in a book! I am writing from Birkenhead England not far from Mary Elizabeth was born. Would be interesting to find what happened to her children whom she had with her husband William Sandfield George and that William George had a brother residing in Peace River who also played a part in the society of Peace River. I have photos of her family taken in Canada which she must have sent back to her family. I don't know if they will be much use but I didn't see those photographs in the book.

Birkenhead, England

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre said...

Thank you for writing to us Barrie. If you would please email us at, we could check and see if we have further information on your aunt and her husband.