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Plaque Unveil at ourMontrose
Posted Date: 8/22/2017

A plaque installation celebrating the Montrose site to be unveiled on Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

The ceremony takes place just outside the Montrose Cultural Centre’s North entrance. Special guest Charles Taws, Curator with the Culture and Heritage Department, will give a brief speech about the historical and current importance of the Montrose Site and the Forbes family.

Site Background

Located at 9839 103 Ave., Rev. and Agnes Forbes donated part of their homestead land for the development of a school. The Montrose site, named after Agnes Forbes’ birthplace in Scotland, went on to become Grande Prairie’s first High School. The site is now home to the Montrose Cultural Centre and Mamawe Concourse.

The west-end of the Montrose Cultural Centre features a preserved brick façade from the Montrose School that is now home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.