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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.