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Learn More About the Region During Heritage Week

Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 9:19 AM

Prince George, B.C. – February 15th through 21st is Heritage Week and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is encouraging residents to visit a museum to learn about our regions’ heritage.

Regional District Chair Art Kaehn says “We have a rich history that is on display at our local museums. The staff and volunteers at our museums, art galleries and heritage sites work hard to interpret the stories that bring our heritage alive.”

Many of the cultural sites have admission by donation or for a small charge. Larger facilities like The Exploration Place and Two Rivers Gallery support smaller cultural sites such as the Mackenzie, McBride and Valemount Museums with curatorial expertise, training, exhibit loans and traveling art shows.

“Currently the Exploration Place Museum is featuring ‘We are Winter’, an exhibit highlighting last year’s Canada Winter Games held in Prince George and region,” said Kaehn. “In addition the Valley Museum and Archives in McBride has, until April 2nd, a fascinating display on Musical History in the Robson Valley.

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has a five-year Cultural Plan that promotes local heritage and culture, an increase visits by residents and tourists and encourages partnerships and information sharing between cultural organizations.

Annual funding is provided to:

• The Exploration Place Science Centre and Museum – Prince George

• Two Rivers Gallery – Prince George

• Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum – Prince George

• Huble Homestead Historic Site – 40 km north of Prince George (re-opens May 21, site open to the public during winter for snowshoeing and cross country skiing)

• Mackenzie and District Museum Society

• Whistle Stop Gallery – McBride

• Valley Museum and Archives – McBride

• Valemount and Area Museum and Archives (re-opens May 15)


How many buildings and sites has the City of Prince George Heritage Commission managed to get added to the Register in the last 5 or so years?

Here is the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine’s site. It took them a while to establish the Heritage Advisory Commission but they have had one for 8 years now, established during Heritage week in 2008.


There are 11 heritage sites on the registry.

As far as the City of Prince George goes. The Heritage Commission must be following a policy of waiting till a building burns down or gets razed and then they will put up a sign to let us know what building stood there at one time.

Let’s face it, when it comes to heritage, this region and city really does not care. It is hypocritical to even raise the topic at this time of year.

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