Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum

Identity area

Identifier

FFG

Authorized form of name

Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre

Type

  • Museum

Contact area

 

Manager - Collections and Research Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

20th Avenue and Gorse Street

Locality

Prince George

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-562-1612

Fax

250-562-6395

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 1779

Locality

Prince George

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V2L 4V7

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum formerly known as Fort George Museum was built in 1971 and opened on May 22, 1972 by Governor General Roland Michener. The museum was centrally located in the beautiful backdrop of Fort George Regional Park. Fort George Museum experienced a major fire in 1975 losing the three-year old building. Reconstruction of the museum was started in 1977. The official opening of the newly constructed museum was opened July 15, 1981 by Governor-General Ed Schreyer.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The museum acquires records relating directly to the human and natural history of the Fraser-Fort George Regional District from the first known post-European exploration by Alexander Mackenzie in 1793 until the end of World War II (with notable exceptions). Holdings include: personal papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and other documentation of the development of the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, one of the largest and most complete photographic collections in the Central Interior. L.C. Gunn collection (1895-1946), Northwood Pulp and Timber Corporate Archives (circa 1940-1980), Prince George and vicinity cemetery records, fire insurance maps, and regional aural history transcripts.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 150 linear feet<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1897-1994<br /> Predominant Dates: 1909-1920

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a target=newpage href="http://www.theexplorationplace.com">Website</a> provides a link to the and museum and archives' <a href="http://theexplorationplace.com/local-history-online-exhibits/online-database/">online database</a> and several virtual exhibits centred around archival records: the <a target=newpage href="http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/simonson/index.htm">J. Simonson Photographic Collection</a>; the <a href="http://www.wallywest.ca/">Wally West Collection</a>; <a href="http://www.openingnewcaledonia.ca/">Opening New Caledonia</a>; <a href="http://www.settlerseffects.ca">Settlers' Effects</a> and <a href="http://www.milltowndowntown.com">Milltown to Downtown</a>.

Access area

Opening times

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 30, 2010.

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

20th Avenue and Gorse Street
Prince George, BC
CA