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High Prairie and District Museum and Historical Society

The High Prairie Museum SignThe High Prairie and District Museum came to be through the work of a committee and a local auctioneer who purchased items which he thought should be preserved. In 1955, a member of the local Farm Women's Union of Alberta held a meeting that moved the organization to hold an antique show. From this point forward, the High Prairie and District Museum and Historical Society was created. On June 30, 1961 the first meeting was held. Through much hard work, assistance programs and fundraising, the museum was finally opened on July 11, 1967 as the town's centennial project. Since the opening, treasures, antiques and valuable artifacts have been brought in by many local contributors to add to the museum's collection. Today the museum houses over 10, 000 artifacts and is continually growing.

The High Prairie Museum offers a variety of activities for the whole family, ranging from children's programming to butter-making to weaving. A bus tour is held annually and people aged six to 96 have taken part in the past. The tour bus travels to the different museums and historical sites around the Peace Country area. The tour is an excellent opportunity to revisit locations which play very important roles in the history of the north. The High Prairie Museum

The High Prairie and District Museum is one of the only museums left that showcase open replicated floor displays. These original exhibits attract many visitors from all around the world. The High Prairie Museum is committed to sharing the past with people by making it an exciting and memorable time.

 

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