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Museum Musings – Prince Albertans on stage and screen

We recently hosted a focus group at the Historical Museum to look at the progress which the City has made over the five years...

Museum Musings – Who Was George Flett?

by Fred PaytonPrince Albert Historical SocietyEarlier this spring, I listened to a conversation with a visitor to the Historical Museum about the arrival and...

Museum Musings: Treaty 6

by Fred PaytonPrince Albert Historical SocietyMany local groups and organizations have adopted the tradition of prefacing their agendas, minutes, and meetings by making reference...

Museum Musings – Prince Albert Bands

by Fred PaytonPrince Albert Historical SocietyMy friend Larry from up 2nd Avenue, stopped by to chat about Prince Albert bands. As a youth, he...

Museum Musings – Prince Albert Police Service – further instability in the early years

by Fred PaytonIn my last column, I discussed the initial instability which plagued the establishment of the Prince Albert Police Service.  The citizens of...

Museum Musings: Early Prince Albert Police Service

by Fred PaytonPrince Albert Historical SocietyAfter assuming control of the former Rupert’s Land in 1870, the Dominion government was not overly interested in encouraging...

Museum Musings: Central Avenue and 18th Street

by Fred PaytonWinter, like the pandemic, just doesn’t seem to want to let go of us.  So, I have been trying to take advantage...

Museum Musings: George Will

by Fred PaytonMy wife’s maternal grandmother used to reminisce about her early days in Prince Albert, when she was a student nurse at the...

Museum Musings – 818 River Street West

by Fred PaytonWith the coming of the Spring weather, a walk along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River can be very appealing. It had...

Museum Musings: April Fools!

by Fred PaytonA week today is April 1st.  We all know what that means.  It’s the day when you are allowed, even encouraged, to...