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posted by: Stanford Inn & Suites Grande Prairie on: March 07, 2014
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 If you’d like to learn about some local history while visiting Grande Prairie, then you need to look no further than the Grande Prairie Museum & Heritage Village to get your historical fix. Set in beautiful Muskoseepi Park, the museum and its accompanying heritage village houses numerous exhibits, a gift shop, and a collection of more than 55,000 items that chronicle human, natural and geological history. 

Photo courtesy www.cityofgp.com

The museum is constantly rotating and perfecting their many exhibits. Here’s what’s currently on the museum floor:

The Wedding Dream

This latest exhibit explores our society’s fascination with weddings. Wedding gowns, wedding customs and charivari will all be on display in this pleasing exhibit.

Chasing A Dream

A permanent exhibit at the museum, Chasing a Dream takes visitors back in time to Grande Prairie’s beginnings with displays that depict the city’s early days.

Bones and Stones

Celebrating Alberta’s rich archeological deposits, this exhibit features a mock Edmontonasaurus dig site as well as First Nations artifacts.   

Mel Rodacker/Isabell Campbell Gallery

This ever-changing gallery houses unique local artwork. Alberta artist Tim Hiemdal’s murals are featured.

If you’re around on April 13, stop by Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre (in the Grande Prairie Regional College) for the 27th Annual Grand Prairie Museum’s Fiddler’s Jamboree! And once May rolls around, the adjacent Heritage Village will re-open for the summer. The Village features relocated, refurbished and replicated buildings from years past as well as vintage equipment and paraphernalia.

Are you heading to Grande Prairie? Stay with us at the Stanford Hotel Grande Prairie. With a wide variety of rooms, services and amenities including an in-house lounge and complimentary airport shuttle service, you’ll be glad you did. Book your stay today!