Forbes Tea & Tour

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Welcome to the Peace Country Historical Society’s website. We’re 1 of the 5 Chapters of the Historical Society of Alberta. We focus on the unique history of the Peace Country region in northwestern Alberta. Our objective is to foster, in many ways, an appreciation of this history.

On this site you will find:

  • – a description of who we are and what we can do for you, including an invitation to join us.
  • – announcements of upcoming events with historical themes. These include presentations, tours, and membership.
  • – history projects that we carry out.
  • – publications we sponsor as well as our latest Newsletters which contain articles about our history.
  • – how to get in touch.

Upcoming Events

Forbes Tea & Tour

Peace Country Historical Society and the Grande Prairie Museum invites you to be a guest at an afternoon tea and a tour of the Forbes House, 10424 – 96 Street Grande Prairie’s 1st Protestant Church & 1st hospital Established by Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Forbes

YOU MUST PREREGISTER prior to August 13th by dropping by or phoning the Museum 780-830-7090.

This event is FREE to PCHS Members, seating is limited. Any non-reserved seats will be released to other guests after Aug 13th.

Date:  Wednesday August 18th, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Tea is served at 2:00 PM, under a canopy in a shaded area of the lawn, with the tour to follow. Beverage selection is your choice of tea, coffee, or a cold beverage. Scone selection is your choice of a large scone- plain, raisin or cheese served with butter and jam

A publication, And We Come After written by Beth Sheehan, includes a lengthy section on the history of the Forbes influence on the settlement of Grande Prairie, will be available for a donation of $5, should you wish a copy.

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The Peace Country Historical Society is a branch of the Historical Society of Alberta.