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The South Peace Historical Society

900 Alaska Avenue,
Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4T6
Phone: (250) 782-5408

The South Peace Historical Society was formed in 1952 to collect, preserve and display information related to the history of the Peace River area of British Columbia. The Society operates a museum in the former Northern Alberta Railways station, built in Dawson Creek in 1931. The Historical Society also owns several of the buildings in the Walter Wright Pioneer Village and is a member of the South Peace Mile Zero Park Society which operates that facility. A publicly accessible archives with over 5,000 photographs and historic documents is also operated by the Society in a city-owned facility.

The South Peace Historical Society is a permanent voting member of the Dawson Creek Community Heritage Commission.

Phone: (250) 782-5408
E-mail: museum@pris.ca

Visitor Centre & Gift Shop

The Northern Rockies & Alaska Highway Tourism Association rents space from the Historical Society in the Station Museum and operates Tourism B.C.’s Visitor Centre and Gift Shop in that location.

Visitor Centre Phone: (250) 782-9595

Archives Committee

The Archives Committee of the South Peace Historical Society has developed an archival repository in a City-owned building on 104th Avenue in Dawson Creek. The collection is eclectic, but materials from the period 1930 – 1950 are a major focus with many items relating to the construction of the Alaska Highway, 1942-43.

The facility is normally staffed by volunteers on Tuesdays 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Thursdays 12:00pm to 4:00pm and Fridays 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Archives Phone: (250) 782-1574

Email: hsarchives@pris.bc.ca

Peace Country Roots Group

A genealogical committee of the South Peace Historical Society — the Peace Country Roots Group -operates in its own building located in the Northern Alberta Railway Park, close to the museum. The group maintains extensive records of early settlers to this area including cemetery listings and maps, vital statistics, headstone information, and obituaries from 1930 to the present. The Roots Group also maintains an extensive print and electronic reference library for serious genealogical researchers.

Website: peacecountryroots.ca