Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village 

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The Grande Prairie Museum & Heritage Village is set in the picturesque Muskoseepi Park, along the banks of Bear Creek, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and depict the history of the region. The Museum is open year-round and was officially opened to the public in 1971. Its main focus has been the early pioneers, from the early 1900s, who homesteaded Grande Prairie and came over the long and short trails that contributed to the early development of business in the Peace Region.

The adjoining Heritage Village is open May through September (weather depending). It consists of 15 historical / display buildings relocated and restored from the Grande Prairie area, or constructed as a replica of the original building, and a display of antique farm equipment and vehicles; providing visitors with a glimpse of what times past were like.

Permanent Collection and Exhibitions:

Since its initial opening, the Museum has now grown to a collection of over 55,000 artifacts under five main themes: 

  • Paleontology;
  • Archaeology;
  • Natural History;
  • Human History; and
  • Curios and Collections

 Current exhibits on display are: 

  • The Wedding Dream;
  • Chasing a Dream;
  • Bones and Stones, featuring a replica archaeological dig site of the Edmontosaurus; and
  • Aboriginal artifacts.

Programs:

The Grande Prairie Museum offers fascinating school tours and programs throughout the entire school year for children to enjoy. Teachers may contact the Museum at any time to book their class for an educational tour based on Alberta educational curriculum standards. The Museum also offers Summer Programming as well, our AMA Award winning 'Heritage Hunters' program, runs throughout July and August and features a wide variety of activities specially designed to cultivate museum and community interaction.