Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Barbed Wire Solution: New Travelling Exhibit at the Peace River Museum

The Peace River Museum will be hosting a travelling exhibit from the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre:

The Barbed Wire Solution: Ukrainians and Canada's First Internment Operations, 1914-1920

Our first exhibit for 2012 "explores the social, economic and political circumstances that led to Canada's first use of the War Measures Act. It also looks at the conditions of daily life in the camps for the prisoners and their guards and leaves the viewer with a striking reminder of a dark and relatively unknown moment in Canadian history" (from the UCRDC).
The Museum would like to also showcase local Ukrainian families and culture while we host this exhibit. We invite anyone willing to loan material culture depicting our local Ukrainian heritage, to contact the Museum(i.e. clothing, photographs, dolls, pioneering implements). We would also like to collect stories of Ukrainian Peace Country pioneers and their own experiences as early immigrants to Canada and specifically, to our area.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Hours 2011

The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre will be closed between December 24th and 27th. We will reopen for regular hours (Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm) on Wednesday, December 28th.

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Peace River's newest Arts & Culture magazine is well worth picking up!

The Vault Magazine contains thoughtful, challenging articles about political and social issues as well as coverage of our lively, local culture and music scene. The Community Calendar is packed with events from Peace River and surrounding communities.

The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre wishes to compliment the staff over at the Vault Magazine for putting together a great read every two weeks!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas shopping at the Peace River Museum

We wanted to remind everyone that we have a wonderful selection of unique, Peace Country gifts available for Christmas including:
  • loose leaf teas
  • honey
  • jewelry from local artists
  • locally made massage oils and soaps
  • photography and a DVD of the Northern Lights
  • postcards and Christmas cards
  • Art prints of archival photographs
  • books about the Peace Country and historical figures such as Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Sheridan and Juey Lawrence and family, aviation history, the Edson and Grouard Trails, RCMP history and others!
Also, if you are interested in any photograph we have in our archival collection, we can give you a digital copy for $5 until the end of 2011 or we can provide a print in 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 sizes. They make a great gift that can be chosen specifically around the historic interests of your friend or loved one! Feel free to call our Archivist, Wendy at 780-624-4261 for more information or photograph suggestions.