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)
Seniors (65+)........................ $6.00
Children Five & Under........ Free
Hours of Operation:
THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE CAN STILL BE REACHED BY PHONE (LEAVE A MESSAGE) OR EMAIL. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR OUR OUTREACH DURING THIS TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Winter hours January - April)
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Beginning in May)
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 http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~hockley/genealogy/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.
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