Nampa and District Historical Society
The Nampa and District Historical Society formed in
1978 with the purpose of recording and preserving the history of the
Village of Nampa. The result of the Society's efforts was a book
entitled Turning the Pages of Time. The writing of the book did two
things: it won the Alberta Culture History Book award for best history
book published in Alberta that year, and it also sparked enough local
interest in Nampa's history that the decision to create a museum was
made. Donations of artifacts and other
historical materials were gathered, and in 1985 the Nampa and
District Pioneer Museum was opened to the public.
The collection of the museum recounts the history
and development of Nampa and the surrounding area. Most of the pieces
in the collection are donations from the local population.
The Nampa and District Pioneer Museum is located
along Highway 2, about 27 kilometres south of the town of Peace River.
The museum is situated at the south end of Nampa, and also functions
as a tourist information centre for the region.