20th Avenue and Gorse Street
Prince George, BC
Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum
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.
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.
Total Volume: 150 linear feet<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1897-1994<br /> Predominant Dates: 1909-1920
<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>.
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 30, 2010.