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40 Years of Collecting, Preserving and Sharing

June 15th, 2019
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is celebrating its 40th birthday since opening in 1979.


It’s more than a museum! The PWNHC holds in trust for the public a large collection of objects that represent the peoples and cultures of the Northwest Territories, and produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people and history of the NWT. In addition to its exhibits, collections and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT.


Please bring the family and join us on June 15th to enjoy fun activities, music and jigging!  You can meet our staff, take a peek behind the scenes and learn more about the arts, culture and history of the NWT from storytellers and experts.


Come to our Party on June 15th -  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The heritage centre is located on the shore of Frame Lake, just north of Yellowknife’s city centre.


12:00 pm

  •        Stew and bannock, tea and coffee (complimentary)
  •        Live music


12:30 pm

  •        Feed the Fire ceremony
  •        Opening remarks
  •        Birthday cake


1:30 – 4:00 pm

  •        Voyageur canoe rides
  •        Archaeology fun dig
  •        Jigging (2:00 pm)
  •        Storytelling
  •        Ask an expert
  •        Traditional games
  •        Heritage photo booth
  •        NWT Arts Market


Please note: there is no ATM on site

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