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The Exploration Place intends to portray an inclusive history of Prince George. This involves depicting life during the earliest pioneer days in Prince George, the impact that diverse groups of post-contact settlers had on Indigenous communities and the landscape, and how this has shaped our region socially, culturally, and environmentally.

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The Curatorial Statement of Intent of the Fraser-Fort George Museum Society:

People travel from all over the world to this region to experience one of the last true wilderness environments. The philosophical basis of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections development is rooted in the forest landscape and ecosystem. Human economic activities and social history has, and will continue to be, shaped by a rich and challenging forest environment. Unlike museums in long established communities where the landscape has been entirely altered or erased, this museum must address local history, culture, science, and technology contextualized within the natural setting.

The Exploration Place intends to portray an inclusive history of Prince George. This involves depicting life during the earliest pioneer days in Prince George, the impact that diverse groups of post-contact settlers had on Indigenous communities and the landscape, and how this has shaped our region socially, culturally, and environmentally.

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The E.F. Ted Williams History Centre is open Monday to Friday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

The collections are available to the public by appointment only.

You may contact our Curator through email: alyssa.leier(at)theexplorationplace(dot)com or phone 250.562.1612 ext. 221 to make an appointment or to discuss your research request.

Also, please feel free to check out our ONLINE COLLECTIONS DATABASE that also includes the collections of our Northern Routes Cultural Partners.

Our Online Collections Database is supported by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage.

Research Fees

A fee of $25.00 per hour is charged to anyone conducting research in our collections. The fee is waived for students in Grades 1 through 12. The fee for post-secondary students is reduced to $15.00 per hour.
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Explore the Galleries

The Exploration Place intends to portray an inclusive history of Prince George. We have multiple permanent galleries and new ones coming soon!

Mosaic Gallery

This gallery focuses on the ethnography and customs of these diverse peoples and their cultures.

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Gaia Hall

The exhibit brings to light the effects of climate change as seen from a deep-time perspective.

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Grand Reopening

Join us for our Grand Reopening on June 18th and be among the first to experience Northern BC's newly renovated Museum

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100+ Icons
From Prince George

100+ Prince George Icons is a centennial project of the Prince George Heritage Commission. The collection was created in 2015, featuring 100 Prince George people, places and objects that represent important aspects of our city’s unique history.