Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Barbed Wire Solution: Speakers Dr. David Leonard and Peter Melnycky on Ukrainian settlement and internment

In conjunction with the Museum's current exhibit:  Barbed Wire Solution: Ukrainians and Canada’s first internment operations 1914-1920, the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre is pleased to host a lecture with authors and historians, Dr. David Leonard and Peter Melnycky. Both historians have written extensively on the early settlement history of Alberta. Peter Melnycky will speak specifically on the internment of Ukrainian Canadians and Dr. David Leonard will share his research on the arrival of Ukrainian pioneers to northern Alberta in the early 1900s .

The lecture will be held at the Museum March 1st, 2012 at 7pm. (No admission required.) For more information please contact the Museum at 780-624-4261 or
Peter Melnycky has written on the history and material culture of the early Ukrainian settlement community in Canada and is a historian with the Historic Places Stewardship Section of Alberta Culture and Community Services. His most recent publication, In the Shadow of the Rockies, addresses the history of the internment camp in Banff National Park.
Dr. David Leonard, well-known author of several books about the Peace Country and recipient of the Alberta Order of Excellence (2007), is a historian with the Historic Places Stewardship Section of Alberta Culture and Community Services.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Visiting Artist presents his view of Peace River

As some of you may have read in the Record Gazette, Calgarian photographer, Royce Howland, has been visiting in Peace River with his friend, Dan Wheeler. Royce Howland of Vivid Aspect Photography and Dan Wheeler of the Peace River Art Club, spent two days with our staff taking pictures of the Museum's collections from their artistic perspective.
Royce will be here tonight! Tuesday, February 21st to show us that viewpoint at 7 pm. There is no admission and we would love to see anyone interested in Royce's art and a unique perspective on the Museum's artifacts.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Reporter Erin Steele on Ukrainian Internment

The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre would like to thank Record Gazette reporter, Erin Steele for her excellent article about our current exhibit: The Barbed Wire Solution: Ukrainians and Canada's First Internment Operations, 1914-1920.

We encourage our readers to check it out at: