North Peace Museum brings history to life Night at the Museum

Myron Mayne


The exhibits at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum will come alive in two weeks.

On July 21, the museum will hold its third Night at the Museum event which will take a historic turn outdoors.

Organizers are excited to take it outdoors for the first time this year, allowing guests to be more interactive with its historic buildings and characters.

“We’re always trying to get people to experience history in different ways. A lot of people find a museum rather static; this is your chance to get hands-on, to see what it was sort of like to be in Fort St. John in the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s,” said Heather Sjoblom, Manager & Curator at Fort St. John North Peace Museum.

Much like the movie, guests will get to interact with historical characters from the Peace Region – female trapper Sophie Brandt, BC Police Constable Thomas Jamieson and more.

The exhibits will allow residents and visitors to move at their own pace throughout the evening.

“This year we’re all spread out across the yard, so there’s no need to pre-register, you can pay at either gate. And you can make your way through at your own speed. If somebody really interests you, you can stay and talk to them for a while, if something doesn’t interest you so much you can leave and skip that station,” said Sjoblom.

Treaty 8 First Nations will also be in attendance bringing an indigenous perspective through drumming and singing.

For information on admissions, you can visit the Fort St. John North Peace Museum Facebook page.

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