Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitor Centre
The Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitor Centre aims to promote the history and development of the area from the 1900’s to present by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts, as well as providing alternative educational programming while supporting and promoting local tourism.
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The Mackenzie Crossroads Museums celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2021!
A Logo “refresh” contest was held to commemorate the milestone! Entrants were challenged to take key themes from the original logo, which included trees, a wagon wheel, fencing and the sun or moon and refresh them into a new revamped logo. Darlene Derksen won the Refresh Contest with the entry below!
Museum Exhibits & Events
The primary exhibit in the Museum, the “Northern Trading Post”, features an outstanding collection of over 1600 food and medicine containers, donated by local residents. These, plus other artifacts in use during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, are showcased in a typical Trading Post/General Store setting with living quarters attached. Supplementary displays also feature farming, trapping, and native peoples of the region. A regional historical photo display is a valued part of the collection.
Local and traveling displays and activities rotate through the Interpretive Gallery throughout the year. The Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitors Centre is part of the Spirit of the Peace Museum Network.
Schools and groups can experience the life of early pioneers by dressing up and taking a guided tour back in time. After the tour they can participate in programs such as candle dipping, and butter making.
Some of the events that are hosted at the Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitors Centre include: Craft and Bake Sales, Old Fashioned Christmas Open House, Annual Photo Challenge on “What I Love about High Level” and an Annual Art show.
- Gift Shop
- Picnic Area
- Public Bathrooms
- Big Red Chairs
- Extensive Brochure Collection
- Public Computer
The Gift Store at the Museum and Visitors Centre carries an array of local, hand crafted and authentic aboriginal items. We also sell works of local artisans and photographers, as well as souvenir items.
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|Research||Reliable, willingness to follow through and complete a project or assist with one. A keen interest in history of the community. Good communication and written skills.|
|Gallery||Detail oriented, willingness to try new ideas and technique, love for local history|
|Programing Assistant||Work well with children. Available during school hours to come to the facility.|
|Programmer||We are looking for Volunteers with unique skills or traditional knowledge to present new programing ideas for the public.|
|Maintenance||We require help on some of our new projects including packing, tear down, construction and design.|
|Gift Shop & Visitor Centre||Knowledge of the area, love working with the public, knowledge of local history.|