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Set in picturesque Muskoseepi Park, the Grande Prairie Museum, opened in 1971 with a focus on preserving the pioneer history of the area.
The Museum’s galleries highlight the first homesteaders and those who contributed to the development of the Peace Region. Visitors will also find a replica paleontological dig site featuring locally found bones of an Edmontosaurus. Other gallery exhibits include Prehistoric stone artifacts used by the first Aboriginal people to settle this area, transportation artifacts including a replica train station and military and war displays.
Take a look at our special 50th Anniversary video below, it will give you a brief insight on the early beginnings of your Museum as well as our two other heritage locations: the Heritage Discovery Centre, in Centre 2000, and the Forbes Homestead Provincial Historic Resource:
Through their valuable contributions and support, we have been able to host free Community events, add additional events and activities to our annual itinerary, secure a wide variety of unique entertainment and activities for the public to participate in, and continuously tap into valuable resources that allow us to continue to be an integral part of Grande Prairie's cultural mosaic.
The Grande Prairie Museum is proud to announce that it is the latest institution in Alberta to receive the Recognized Museum designation from the Alberta Museums Association (AMA).
This designation extends our status until 2019.
Find all about our Recognized Museum status here.
The Grande Prairie Museum consists of the Rodacker/Campbell Gallery located in the main museum building, which is home to our temporary and permanent exhibits, as well as an outdoor Heritage Village.
You may have noticed this lovely 'time traveling' Moose in our Anniversary video above and on most of our promo materials and wondering who she is. Well, if you've visited our museum's gallery, and heard the phrase: "just past the white moose will take you out to our village..." you may have noticed this infamous white moose in our GP Wildlife display. She is modeled after this moose and goes by the name of Macy the Moose! Keep an eye out for Macy during Museum special events!
The Grande Prairie Museum is also home to the South Peace Regional Archives. The SPRA is the Central Repository for the documentary history of the South Peace, preserving archival material donated by individuals, organizations, and governments.
Check out the SPRA Facebook Page for more information!
Regular Hours (starting September 3, 2016):
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Summer Hours (starting July 2, 2016):
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
We are open on certain holidays throughout the year. Hours of operation on holidays may vary. Please contact us to find out the hours of operation for specific holidays.
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