Presentation to Examine 100 Years of PG History
Prince George, B.C. – Local history buffs can mark Heritage Week tonight by learning more about a centennial project put together by the Prince George Heritage Commission.
The talk will be based on ‘100 Iconic Prince George People, Places, and Objects’ – a web page devoted to the unique and interesting people, places, and things that define Prince George.
The presentation will be held at the Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library and will be hosted by Jeff Elder.
The 100 people, places, and objects include everything from W.G. Gillett, Prince George’s first mayor, places like the Lheidli T’enneh Cemetery, and pioneering women such as Carrie Jane Gray, the city’s first female mayor.
“I’m going to expand on some of the topics. For example, I’ve written articles about William Gillett, fascinating guy,” says Elder.
“He was a very successful contractor as some of the buildings he built are still standing. He died at 47 from pneumonia in 1917. In those days we didn’t have penicillin so sometimes I’ll go on tangents.”
Those interested in viewing the 100 Iconic People, Places, and Objects can do so by clicking here.
Tonight’s presentation runs from 7:00-8:30 p.m.