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780.830.7090 GP Museum

Culture and Heritage

GP Museum Winter Schedule The Grande Prairie Museum • Rodacker/Campbell Gallery • Vivid Murals • Heritage Village • Heritage Artifacts • Gift Shop Entrance at Muskoseepi Park 102 Avenue and 102 Street (Follow the bridge across to the Museum) Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:30-4:30 pm Sat 10:00-4:30 pm Sun 12:00-4:30 pm Phone: 780-830-7090 South Peace Regional Archives (780) 830-5105 • General Research • Historical documents • Photographs • Panda Camera Collection • Sound Recordings • Maps Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30 pm Phone: 780-830-5105

Community Events

Ten Thousand Villages November 20th – 24th The Grande Prairie Museum is pleased to house Ten Thousand Villages! They will be onsite selling artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from around the globe. Just in time for the Christmas Season! Old-Fashioned Christmas Sunday, December 8th Stroll through the Heritage Village adorned in Christmas lights to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas past! Special features include a “Watch for Father Christmas” over the Ham Radio as he travels on his sleigh to the Grande Prairie Museum for free photos in the Museum Gallery, cultural performances, strolling carollers, sample cookies baked on the woodstove, gingerbread cookie decorating, roast chestnuts over an open fire, or enjoy horse drawn cutter sleigh rides! All activities are included with the price of admission! For more information please visit our Facebook Page! Family Day Monday, February 17th, 2014 Spend quality time with the family with interactive programming. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information! Coming Soon: Saturday Weekend Workshops in January 2014! Spend the afternoon with your family and friends creating heritage art and crafts! Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for times and further program details!

Current Exhibit: “The Wedding Dream” Rodacker/Campbell Gallery

Our wedding is one of the biggest events that can happen in our lives. Little girls dream of “when I get married” and little boys pretend to run from it. Each wedding is as unique as the couples who take part in them, but they all have one thing in common, “The Wedding Dream”. Come and take a stroll through our exhibit, and take a unique look at the weddings, the dream - and of course - what would a wedding be without an old fashioned “Chivaree”!

The Grande Prairie Museum Gift Shop

Our gift shop features a unique blend of gift items perfect for any occasion. We feature Native Handicrafts and souvenirs handcrafted by local and regional artisans, organic bath and body products, dinosaur and treasure excavation kits, old fashioned kid’s toys and much more! We also carry fiction and non-fiction historical books written by local authors. There’s something for everybody in our little Gift Shop – stop by today!

Students Educational Programs & Tours

Explore regional history and geology through our adaptable educational curriculum based programs. These theme based programs include a variety of interactive activities which may be chosen to facilitate the experience. Programs are approximately 1½ - 2 hours in length which includes a tour of the Museum Gallery or the Heritage Village (weather permitting). To enquire about the various educational programs offered and to register your students, please phone the Program Coordinator at least one week in advance to avoid disappointment at 780-830-7086.

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Community Connections Recreation and Leisure Guide for Grande Prairie and Area