Saturday, December 27, 2014

A special year end THANK YOU to our volunteers and generous benefactors this past year!

As this year concludes, staff at the Museum would like to express heartfelt thanks to the volunteers on our Museum Advisory Board (Verne MacRoberts, Terry Sawchuk, Carol Ridsdale, Liliane Maisonneuve Lavoie, Donna Welligan, Jerrold Lundgard, Klaas Sipma), our Heritage Places Committee (Karen Rumball, Audrey Randall, Geoff Milligan, Jeannette Rolling, Bev Henderson, Kate Churchill, Alisha Mody), Lois Stranaghan, Jim Umbach and all the Dance Through the Decades volunteers for help in making the Museum a community gathering place for new knowledge and fun. Thank you also for generous donations from the Peace River Running Club, Sir Alexander Mackenzie Historical Society, Eric and Leslie Ayre-Jaschke, Joan Wahl, Adele Boucher,Charles and Jacqueline Liebe, Valley Peacemakers' Quilt Guild, David and Sally Brule, MJ & Terry Kristoff, Paul Martel,Lesser Slave Lake Forest Education Society, Richard Rhodes  and Carol and Dave VanSlyke.

The Museum would not be as much a part of the community as it is without support like this, nor
without patrons and visitors dropping by to see the latest exhibit, author or speaker.
Thank you for a fine year and we look forward to celebrating more of our community's heritage in 2015!
Ready, set, go - into the New Year!
May the year 2015 be filled with peace and good health for you all!

From Laura, Stephanie, Beth and Megan
Centre Street School Track and Field races 1958

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gift Shop Sales, Donations and Fun with Toys

‘Tis the season to shop for others and the Peace River Museum and Archives Gift Shop is ready to help out. We have a wide variety of unique, locally crafted gifts on hand, as well as a selection of local history books. Perhaps a local outing is more to your liking? Bring the kids along and come visit our new exhibit, Toy Stories, featuring toys owned and loved by local residents. This exhibit is
Special thanks goes out to Paul Martel of St. Isadore. Mr. Martel  kindly donated three beautiful works of art to our gift shop. These unique paintings are on sale now. Hurry in – they won’t last long!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Toy Stories Exhibit Opening

While we were sorry to see our last exhibit, "A Sense of the Land and It's People" come down, we were certainly excited to see our new exhibit, "Toy Stories: You've Got a Playdate with the Peace River Museum" go up.

This new exhibit shows you a selection of toys and games from various eras and how they influenced children's roles in family life and in society. When you stroll through this gallery and play with all of the interactive components (a whole third of the gallery is dedicated to these interactive components), you get a sense of the toys and games popular throughout the decades.

Join us this Friday evening, December 5th, 2014, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm as we officially open this exhibit. Drop by to discover these toys, have a cookie, and play with us to celebrate the opening of this fun-filled exhibit.

If you choose, there will be a hamper for the Toys for Tots Drive accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for local children.