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Horses, Wagon and Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story - Exhibit Opening
Date: 2/19/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Heritage Discovery Centre
11330 106 St (Lower Level Centre 2000)
Grande Prairie Alberta T8V 7X9

NEW Exhibit Grande Opening 


Enter to WIN a family weekend pass to the 40th Annual Grande Prairie Stompede, held May 31 thru June 4, 2017 at the ENTREC Centre.

*Must enter in person on Feb 19 at the Horses, Wagons and Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story Grande Opening event to qualify

Horses, Wagons and Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story chuckwagon

This new exhibit takes visitors through the history of how the chuckwagon developed from the field kitchens they once were to the high speed racing machines our western communities enjoy today. Guests explore the chuckwagon’s role in popular culture, their historical development and the influence of Grande Prairie and Area on chuckwagon racing throughout the world.


Sunday, Feb 19


1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Kin Gallery, Heritage Discovery Centre (Lower level Centre 2000 11330 106 St.) 


FREE, all ages are welcome

Event Details:

In partnership with the Grande Prairie Stompede, special guest Bernie Benson, the first Stompede Queen (known then as Stompede Sue), will officially open the exhibit with a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. 

Ribbon cutting is followed by guided tours and questions with Charles Taws, Curator with the Grande Prairie Museum, light refreshments and children’s crafts and activities.

Free novelty cowboy hats are available to the first 50 people to view the exhibit, courtesy of the Grande Prairie Museum.