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New Exhibit

“In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories”


The Grand Opening and Lecture with famed Sasquatch researcher, Thomas Steenburg took place last Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Heritage Discovery Centre, Centre 2000.

British Columbia gets most of the Sasquatch media attention, but Alberta has its part to play in the Sasquatch mystery too. Sasquatch sightings are very common in our Province and even occur around Grande Prairie. 

Come and explore five “classic” Alberta stories about Sasquatch. 

The exhibit presents background information, facts on famous Sasquatch researchers and the Bigfoot’s presence in our culture. 

Past Exhibitions

July 9 Chuck wagon Last Day

Horses, Wagons and Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story

Opened | Feb 19, 2017

Last Day | July 9, 2018

Follow how Chuckwagons developed from the field kitchens they once were to the high speed racing machines we enjoy today.

This exhibit takes you through the Chuckwagon’s role in popular culture, their historical development and the influence of Grande Prairie and Area on Chuckwagon racing, just in time to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the GP Stompede!

Don Everton Radio Collection

Born near Hythe, Alberta on May 16, 1928, Don was the oldest of five children. He completed a course from the Radio College of Canada, sparking a lifelong interest in radios and electronics. His first job was working at a radio station in Dawson Creek, which was built with war surplus equipment. It was here that Don was discovered by Imperial Oil, which started a successful lifelong career with the company. He travelled extensively in the

Canadian Arctic and Russia working on electronic equipment, conducting studies and research. While working in the Peace River area, Don helped develop a radio transmitter system which resulted in the first commercial use of a transistor.

Don was an avid HAM radio enthusiast and member for the Calgary Amateur Radio Association, he collected and repaired antique radios. He also enjoyed photography and was a life member of the Masonic Lodge.

Don donated his extensive radio collection to the Grande Prairie Museum in 2006. 

Last updated: 12/11/2018 10:50:55 AM