Fort St. John North Peace Museum

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The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the Fort St. John region including First Nations' settlements, the fur trade, agricultural settlement, the growth of the town, the Alaska Highway and much more!


Fort St. John North Peace Museum

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and North Peace Historical Society connect residents and visitors of all ages to the history and communities of the North Peace River area of British Columbia. Our museum is a welcoming centre where the history of Fort St. John and area is kept alive through the preservation, management, and exhibition of our collection as well as our educational programs and events.

Operated by the North Peace Historical Society, the Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace through interactive exhibits.

Come explore a tepee, trapper’s cabin, blacksmith’s shop, schoolhouse, dentist office, newspaper office, British Columbia Police Barracks and jail, Alaska Highway exhibit, and more! Sort mail in our post office. Compare your feet to dinosaur footprints. Touch a beaver pelt. Look through a stereoscope. Try on a sugar sack apron. The history of the North Peace is yours to discover.

Admission Fees (all prices include tax)
Adults................................... $6.00
Seniors (65+)........................ $5.00
Students............................... $4.00
Children Five & Under........ Free

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open year round.
Please contact us in advance to schedule a guided tour for any age (regular admission fees apply). To learn more about our education programs, please visit the programs part of our website.

The museum’s archives preserve photographs, documents, and genealogical resources. We have over 13,000 photographs as well as local history books, newspapers, maps, personal papers, etc. See our archives tab under programs to learn more. To learn about the work of the North Peace Cemetery Seekers or find out where a relative is buried visit freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hockley/northpeacecemeteries.htm

The museum gift shop has the best selection of local history books covering the Peace region and the Yukon. Come shop for souvenirs, postcards, mugs, gifts, jewelry, stuffed animals, clothing and more! All proceeds support the museum.


Want to donate an artefact, photograph, or papers?
The Acquisitions committee meets once a month to decide on new artefacts that we will accept into our collection. When you bring in your artefact, we fill out a temporary receipt, which indicates that while we make a decision, we will care for the artefact in the same way that we care for artefacts in our permanent collection. We also fill out an historical summary sheet, which gathers all the information you know about the artefact.

The committee makes decisions based on the following criteria:
• Does the object meet the museum's mandate to collect, preserve, and display items relating to the history of the North Peace Region?
• Is the object useful to current or future exhibits?
• What kind of condition is the object in?
• Do we have similar/duplicate objects in our collection?
Following the meeting, you will be contacted to sign a certificate of gift, which transfers legal ownership of the object to the museum. If we decided not to take your object, we will explain why and you may pick it up.

CONTACT US

Heather Sjoblom
Manager/Curator
fsjnpmuseum@fsjmail.com
250-787-0430

9323 100 St.
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 4N4

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29 June 2015

Fort St. John History - the Pomeroy Hotel

The North Peace Museum is a great place to learn about our community. This photo is from 1944 and of the original Pomeroy hotel. The machines out front are called Bombardier Penguins built for the US. Learn more about the history of our region at ...

29 June 2015

Now hiring! Photograph Digitization Students (two positions)

Position: Photograph Digitization Student (2 positions) Location: Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323-100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4 Wage: $11.00/hour Start Date: July 4, 2017 End Date: August 29, 2017 Daily Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm (o...

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UPCOMING EVENTS /see you soon!

Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Tea

Kick off your Christmas festivities at the museum’s annual old-fashioned Christmas Tea. The museum will be all decked out for Christmas. $8.00 gets ...

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Kids' Night: Christmas at the Museum

Celebrate Christmas at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. Larry Evans will share Christmas stories from his childhood. We’ll make lots of Christm...

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Museum Exhibits

Explore the history of British Columbia’s North Peace region from dinosaurs to the oil and gas industry. Fort St. John is the oldest European commun...

Minding the Fort: Fort St. John & the Fur Trade Educational Program

Experience Fort St. John’s rich fur trade history from 1794 to 1938 through the artefacts at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum! Aimed at grade ...

Building the Alaska Highway Educational Program

From muskeg to mosquitoes, building the Alaska Highway was a challenge. 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the construction of this man-made marvel of...

Wild Animals of the North Peace Educational Program

The biodiversity of the North Peace Region is extensive. Following the science curriculum for grades one, two, three, and four, this program looks at ...

Date with Dinosaurs Educational Program

Dinosaurs have invaded the Fort St. John North Peace Museum! Come find out about the dinosaurs of the Peace Region from ankylosaurs to plesiosaurs thr...

Guided Tours, Scavenger Hunts, and Pre- and Post-Visit Activities at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

GUIDED TOURS The Fort St. John North Peace Museum provides guided tours for all age groups. Staff and volunteers, who share the history of Fort St. ...

Christmas on the Trapline Program

Discover the delight of an old-fashioned Christmas at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. Come see the museum all decked out for Christmas. Particip...

Archives & Archival Services at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum Archives contains: A variety of history books on the Fort St John - North Peace Region Newspapers: Alask...

Say Yes to the Dress Exhibit

Say Yes to the Dress: A Journey through the History of Infant’s Clothing in Western Culture November 10, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Why are boys wearing d...

Voices of the Alaska Highway Exhibit

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum is pleased to present the exhibit Voices of the Alaska Highway: Experiencing the Construction of the Alaska Highw...

About Our Programs

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum is pleased to offer a range of museum exhibits, archival services, guided tours, and educational programs. Click on these links to find out more.

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Alaska Highway 2017 Calendar

The calendar, Miles and Miles of Miles and Miles, celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway. Full of highway history and Rudy Schubert’s...

About Our Products

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum Gift Shop offers a variety of souvenirs, clothing, gifts, local history books, and more. Proceeds from the gift shop support the museum’s operation.