Fort St. John – is a city that is surrounded by a lot of history and stories which have contributed to what it is today.
This is why the North Peace Museum is so important in the community, as it is a place where people can learn about the history of the city that they are living in.
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum allows visitors to learn the story of the Fort St. John region with regards to the First Nations’ settlement to the booming oil and gas industry.
They have over 6000 artifacts within their collection including a 1923 Dodge Brothers Roadster, Alaska Highway artifacts, diaries and much more.
Just recently the Fort St. John North Peace Museum received a $17, 500 infrastructure grant from the Government of Canada; in celebration of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday in 2017.
Fort St. John is not the only city that has received this grant from the Government of Canada.
As other communities have been granted money as a part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Where the government has provided $150 million dollars to help improve infrastructure across the country.
This money will be used to make a more modern exterior and to give the museum a refreshing look.
In addition, it will allow fixing up the old walls that have been worn down over time because of weather conditions.
They have planned to paint the walls in red and cream to make the building interrelated.
MP Bob Zimmer, representing Peace River-Prince George, said that “The projects that will benefit from this funding are the beating hearts of our communities we live in . . . and this is part of that heart. Our government will support and improve and upgrade facilities so that they can continue to benefit residents for years to come.”
Also, he commented on how “The North Peace Historical Society and the Fort St. John North Peace Museum play an important role in preserving our region’s unique history.”
Therefore, the North Peace Museums grant for the infrastructure of the building will play a great role in maintaining preserving the history of Fort St. John.