In 2008, a Heritage Symposium held at GPRC saw the idea of forming a new chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta conceived. At a meeting held in December, the idea was approved and, under the guidance of Campbell Ross, a steering committee was formed to draw up Goals, a Mission statement, & Bylaws.
In 2009, the Peace Country Historical Society, following a membership drive and consultation with the proper authorities on bylaws, became a legally recognized society and an official branch of the Historical Society of Alberta.
Being a fledgling group we are of course still suffering some growing pains, one primary one lack of membership which causes an ongoing battle to keep our Chapter viable.
Our other big problem is our size & location. We cover the northwest section of the province. I’m having trouble finding an appropriate map to include so suggest you go to Google or a highway map. Follow Highway 16 west to Highway 40 then north to Grande Cache where our area begins. Stay on 40 to Grande Prairie, Highway 2 north to Grimshaw then 43 north to the border with the Northwest Territories. Though I think our contacts end at High Level & Fort Vermillion. Particularly in the winter this can be a travel nightmare.