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Historic Happenings - The South Peace Archives

Jul 9, 2012

South Peace Regional Archives Grande Prairie They say a picture is worth a 1000 words - well how about 1000 pictures? For our second installment of the Historical Happenings series, the We Go North team has discovered a treasure: the South Peace Regional Archives. This organization is a fundamental source for discovering documents, archives and thousands of photos all significant remnants of the way the Peace Region used to be.

With a cornucopia of interesting stories of the settlers and farm life in Grande Prairie, the South Peace Regional Archives' mission is to provide access to the public records for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, reflecting the political, social and economic life of the south Peace River Country of Alberta. These records are in all formats and media, including textual records, photographs, films, sound recordings, maps, plans and drawings.

The great thing about this Historic Happening is you can go back in time from the comfort of your own home through their website. While on the website, take a look at the Archives newsletter titled “Telling Our Stories”, a descriptive read from the point of view from various historians as well as biographies of people that shaped our community to what it is today.

Most of the information is without charge but in order to enjoy the full benefit of the South Peace Regional Archives you can purchase a membership. Having a membership to the Archives gets you their poignant newsletter, a voice in certain archival collections, and insider info about upcoming events and more - well worth the small monetary fee.

The SPRA Society also welcomes submissions for their newsletter in the forms of stories, poems, photos, letters and even memories. Not only does We Go North deem the South Peace Archives as a fantastic Historical Happening, but also an essential resource that links to our past.

For more information check out the attraction listing.

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