Friday, July 27, 2012

Celebrate Heritage Days at St. Augustine Mission Church

The St. Augustine Church Restoration committee, with members from Alberta Culture, Historic Sites, Infrastructure Alberta, Peace River Correctional Centre, Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre staff and board, MD of Peace, Sir Alexander Mackenzie Historical Society and Peace River Genealogy Society, have collaboratively been working to make the site of the St. Augustine Church available for special public events.

The work is still in progress, but the first opportunity to tour the site is coming!

Celebrate Heritage Days on August 6th with a drive along the historic Shaftesbury Trail. Stop for a tour of the St. Augustine Mission Church between 11am and 3pm. The Museum will be there to interpret the site’s history. For more information call 780-624-4261 or email

For more information on this and other Alberta Historic Sites, please visit the Alberta Register of Historic Places:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Artist of the month: Peggy Smith

The Peace River Museum is pleased to host our current artist: Peggy Smith. Peggy does custom airbrush work on anything from ski-doos to clothing and has an incredible eye for detail and colour. We invite everyone to come view her work during the month of July.

For more information on Peggy and her art, visit the Record Gazette website here:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thank you to our community!

The Town of Peace River's Heritage Places Committee and the Peace River Museum would like to thank everyone who came out to the pancake breakfast this past Saturday. Through your support, we were able to raise over $1500 towards the preservation of heritage sites in Peace River. We would also very much like to thank the AUPE (Alberta Union of Provincial Employees) who contributed the remaining monies to make our fundraising total $2000! Through the matching funds with the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program, this translates into $4000!

To view some of the already studied historic sites, please visit: (Note: This is a large pdf and may require some time to download.)

If you know of a historically significant building or site in Peace River, please let us know using this survey:

If you have any other questions regarding this program and the work being done by the Town of Peace River, please contact the Museum at 780-624-4261 or email us at

We truly appreciate the support of our community in preserving and sharing Peace River's rich history!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pancake Flipping at Peace Fest!

The Town of Peace River and the community representatives for the Heritage Places Committee are working hard to promote and protect heritage buildings and sites within the town.
We are pleased to have been asked to participate in this years annual PeaceFest pancake breakfast at the Peace Country Co-op on Saturday, July 14th from 8:30 - 11 am. Our Heritage Places Committee will be grilling and flipping and serving up a storm and would greatly appreciate your support!
The funds earned will help the committee and Town of Peace River to inventory significant heritage places within the town.