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Heritage Expo in Full Swing

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The Princ George Heritage Commission’s Jeff Elder and Shirley Gratton – photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – The Keith Gordon Room inside the Prince George Public Library’s Bob Harkins branch is the place to be today if you enjoy local history.

Around 20 exhibitors are on site for the first annual Heritage Expo, something organizers have billed as a celebration of the history of the Central Interior.

Numerous information booths have been set up to give you a glimpse of the entire region – from Prince George and Barkerville to Fort St. James, Huble Homestead and the Lheidli T’enneh.

If you’re looking for something more in-depth, The Exploration Place is showcasing its online data base.

From left, Carli Bennett and Krystal Leason with Huble Homestead

“It’s a public data base accessible on our website, theexplorationplace.com, and you can go on and search for whatever it is you’re interested in,” says collections assistant Alyssa Gerwins. “And when you search various options come up and bring up records and even jpegs for some.”

The Prince George Heritage Commission is also on site promoting its heritage register.

“So, if property owners are interested we have some information and it just recognizes the historical value,” says spokesperson Jeff Elder. “it doesn’t prevent homeowners from making any changes or from selling. We’re just trying to increase the awareness and promote the heritage we have and other buildings.”

Lheidli T’enneh Elder Edie Frederick

Huble Homestead curator Carli Bennett says her display provides a quick glimpse into our region’s frontier past.

“Al Huble symbolizes the story of coming west, the last frontier, joining Canada as a new Canadian and building a homestead up here. Raising a family, building a community.”

Today’s Heritage Expo is being held in conjunction with Heritage Week. If you’re interested in checking out what our region has to offer,admission is free and the event runs until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

Alyssa Gerwins, collections assistant at The Exploration Place, shows off the museum’s public data base


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