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What do we need? 

  • Artefacts from the 40’s through to the 90’s. What seems commonplace to us now will someday be an oddity in the future.
  • Clothing (with the exception of hats)
    • bathing suits RCMP Exhibit
    • party dresses
    • bell bottoms
    • go-go boots
  • Local First Nations items
  • Chinese and Japanese items

What do we look for?

  • Condition 
  • Do we have one? 
  • Is it better  than one we have? 
  • Is it historically significant to the area? 
  • Did it come over the Edson trail? 
  • Does it have historical value somewhere else? 
  • Could it be passed on to a different local museum? 
  • Is it rare or very unusual? 
  • Could we use it as a prop? 
  • Could it be used for historic building renovations? 
  • Could it be passed on to South Peace Regional Archives?

Once an item is accepted we

  • Collect information on the item
  • Ask Donor to sign a “Certificate of Gift” form. This legal document  advises the donor that we have accepted their donation and that  they agree that the Museum now owns the item, and can use it as we see fit, within our governing guidelines.
  • Give the item an accession number.

Our Goal

  • Meet professional museum standards
  • Pursue excellence in our collecting activity
  • Protect the objects that tell the story of our heritage
  • Our collection is a resource for the public and researchers
  • Continue to grow and develop
  • Show Grande Prairie’s uniqueness as a community
  • Improve our ability to represent the variety and richness of our community and heritage
  • Be a destination for both locals and other visitors. But we can’t do it without you and your investment in us
Last updated: 1/15/2016 10:20:19 AM