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The High Prairie and District Museum features a wide range of fascinating artifacts that recall the history of the High Prairie district from prehistoric times onward. The entire collection at the High Prairie and District Museum numbers in the range of 10,000 objects, and so offers enough variety to entertain a wide range of interests. Much of the display is arranged in an open replicated floor design, which allows visitors a close interactive experience with the past.

The Burley CollectionThe Burley Collection

One of the highlights of the museum's display is the Burley Collection of ancient arrowheads and scrapers. This collection includes macro-blade samples that are believed to be 9,000 years old, and that are unique examples of their kind in the Canadian archeological record.

The Randall Collection and Treaty 8 Documents

Visitors interested in fur trade history will be intrigued by the museum's Randall Collection of historic pelts, traps, and trapping supplies, while those who wish to learn more about First Nations history will find such records as the original Treaty 8 Documents on display.

The Keay SwordThe Keay Sword

While breaking virgin land southeast of High Prairie in 1923, Sadie Keay unearthed this mysterious artifact, a sword with uncertain origins. This unique piece is not only on display at the Museum, but the image of it is also included as part of the Museum's logo.




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