The Peace River Centennial Museum was opened in 1967 as part of the Town’s celebrations of Canada’s Centennial. The Sir Alexander Mackenzie Historical Society, the Town of Peace River, and the Women’s Institute were instrumental in establishing the site and collection of the museum.
The Town of Peace River took over ownership of the museum in 2003. The facility was expanded in 2004 and 2006. Our name changed to the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre in 2007.
We strive to fulfill our Artefact Collections Mandate “to collect, preserve and make publicly accessible tangible objects that are considered to be significant to, and representative of, the human and natural history of the Town of Peace River and Shaftesbury Settlement.”
Equally important is our Archival Collections Mandate to: “collect, preserve and make publicly accessible the documentary history of the Town of Peace River and the North Peace Region. To this end, we will accept material from within the following municipalities: Town of Peace River, County of Northern Lights, County of Northern Sunrise, Clear Hills County, Municipal District of Peace and Municipal District of Fairview…”
For more information on making a donation to our artefact or archival collection, please contact us, we’d love to hear from you!
Our Gift Shop features local artists and Peace Country producers as well as local and regional history books and historic and unique toys! You can find a variety of products such as honey, tea, jewellery, postcards, antler carving, archival art prints, mugs and historic games. If you are looking for a unique gift or souvenir, our Gift Shop is a great place to start!