Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Location
Address:
9323-100th Street
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 4N4
Phone:
250-787-0430
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New exhibit on now at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum!
06/21/2019
@ 04:12 PM
 
The Peace River Highway Of The North

New exhibit on now at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum!

 

Before roads, rivers were the highways of First Nations and early settlers. Birch bark canoes allowed First Nations to travel swiftly. Steamboats could travel over 500 miles along the Peace River from the chutes near Fort Vermillion to gates at Hudson’s Hope. This exhibit looks at over twelve boats, steam and gas powered, that used to navigate up and down the Peace River. 

 

Watch a slideshow of archival photographs, and listen to the sounds of steamboats. See what a dining table on the D. A. Thomas may have looked like. Try on a life jacket and see how it compares to one from over 100 years ago.

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and the Alaska Highway
12/05/2018
@ 12:42 PM
 
Signposts And Promises

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and the Alaska Highway Community Society have worked together to produce a book that compiles research and stories collected during the process to nominate sites along the Alaska Highway Corridor as a National Historic Site. Written by Julie Harris and Frank Edwards, Signposts and Promises: Canada and the Alaska Highway is a beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated large-format book that celebrates the Alaska Highway’s extraordinary natural and cultural landscape.

 

This book is now available at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum and is priced at $29.95.

Our special exhibit this fall, winter and spring looks at th
10/25/2018
@ 10:54 AM
 
Women And Work Exhibit At Museum

Our special exhibit this fall, winter and spring looks at the various tasks women undertook in the North Peace from typical women’s jobs like nurse or teacher to less typical jobs such as trapper, interpreter, and politician. It also looks at a variety of handicrafts from mukluks to embroidered tablecloths made by local women. This is one of our largest exhibits with twenty-two interpretive signs spread out around the museum. These purple signs are integrated into many of our permanent exhibits, showing that women in this area were involved in all different kinds of work inside and outside this home. Marjo Wheat and Heather Sjoblom curated this exhibit. This exhibit is on display at the museum until May 31, 2019.

 

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July
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Friday
Fort St. John North Peace Museum 9323 100 Street
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
 
07/05/2019
@ 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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Beginning with Frank's BC Penitentiary admission form, Brenda L. Smith works from his German roots, across North America to his years on a trapline in the Finlay River Valley. Frank Weber operated his trapline in the Finlay River Valley from 1917 until his death in 1952. The story of his solitary occupation and encounters with neighbours and sojourners illuminates fur-trading life on the eastern slope of the Rockies in the first half of the last century. Weber's life has been described in accounts of local events, as well as the surveying of BC's northeast and the Bedeaux Expedition.

 

Brenda L. Smith is a writer and researcher in Maple Ridge. Presently, Brenda is a founding member of the Maple Ridge Family History Group, and a member of its Community History Project Team. 

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The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and North Peace Historical Society connect residents and visitors of all ages to the history and communities of the North Peace River area of British Columbia. Our museum is a welcoming centre where the history of Fort St. John and area is kept alive through the preservation, management, and exhibition of our collection as well as our educational programs and events.

Operated by the North Peace Historical Society, the Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace through interactive exhibits.


9323-100th Street
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 4N4