Saturday, June 8, 2013

Museum Summer Events

June Artist                     The artists for the month of June are carver and painter Dave Matilpi and metal sculptor David Wilson. Both artists derive inspiration from the natural world with bold imagery. This is an exceptional exhibit!

June – October              Roots of the Peace – a bountiful harvest, is the latest exhibit at the Museum depicting the early story of mixed farming in the Peace as well as featuring a contemporary look at local organic producers and gardeners. Watch for announcements of speakers during the summer – bee keepers, gardeners, organic farmers.

July 1st                          The Museum is open on Canada Day and we have free admission!

July 12th-13th             The Heritage Places Committee and the Peace River Museum will be hosting an Open House during PeaceFest to inform the public about Peace River's Municipal Heritage Buildings Program. Learn about what buildings qualify for designation, the benefits to designating your home as a Municipal Heritage home and the process for designation. We will also have information on the heritage buildings in our town.

July – August                 Our Artists of the Month are Sherri Beaton for July and May Brown for August. Come enjoy the great talent of local artists at our monthly exhibit!

                                        Keep an eye out for Heritage days coming up August 3-5th. The Museum will be doing historic walking tours. More details to come.

                                        The Museum will be offering heritage interpretive tours this July and August at the NAR Station, Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite, Mackenzie Cairn and St. Augustine Mission Church. Our partners in this new heritage tourism project include the Municipal District of Peace, Northern Sunrise County, Alberta Infrastructure, Peace River Correction Centre and Young Canada Works. The tours begin July 4th and run until August 22rd - please see schedule below:
From left to right: Mackenzie Cairn, St. Augustine Mission Church, NAR Station, Davis Gravesite
St. Augustine Mission (Shaftesbury Trail, River Lot 22, Highway 684): Sundays 11am - 3pm and Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm
Northern Alberta Railways Station (9409 - 100 St Peace River): Mondays 1pm - 4pm
Mackenzie Cairn (Shaftesbury Trail, River Lot 19, Highway 684): Thursdays 2pm - 4pm
Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite (Fairgrounds Road off Highway 2 south) Fridays 1pm - 4pm

Friday, June 7, 2013

Run for Heritage!

This Sunday, June 9 the Peace River Running Club will be hosting their annual Heritage Run at the Museum. There will be a 5 x 2km Relay, and 5km walk, 5km run, 10km run and a half marathon.
The start time is for the half marathon is 9 am and other runs begin at 9:30 am. The fee is $30 for each runner and registrations can be dropped off at the Museum or sent to:
 P.O. Box 7101
Peace River, AB T8S 1S8.

The Museum is extremely grateful for the work that Running Club does each year to host the Heritage Run! We encourage all walkers and runners to join us for the run and everyone else to come and cheer them on.

See you Sunday!
The runners are off at last year's successful Heritage Run!