Gift Shop: Two New Books!

“The most effective way to do it is to do it”. Amelia Earhart

We have two great new books for sale at the Mackenzie & District Museum.  Maybe I should say one new and one republished from a 1925 original.

The first is “Where Eagles Fly and Rivers Run Wild” by Helen Mustard.  In writing this book Helen Mustard hopes that the reader catches a glimpse of life the way it was before the building of the Bennett Dam.  Helen Mustard was an early resident of Mackenzie and was one of the founding members of the Morfee Historical Society, which later became the Mackenzie & District Museum.  She will be in Prince George on Dec 17th for the book promotion and signing.

The second book is “Three Athapaskan Ethnographies” by Diamond Jenness.   Ethnography is the study and systematic recording of human cultures.  This book is based on his wide-ranging interviews with elders in the 1920s of three Athapaskan nations: the prairie-dwelling Tsuu T’ina of Alberta, and the Sekani and Wet’suwet’en of BCs northern interior.  First published in 1937 it has now been republished by Rock’s Mills Press.

Both books are available here at the Museum and all monies raised help our museum continue to preserve the history of the valley.  Also available is the 2016 Museum Calendar showcasing the birth of Mackenzie.  Mackenzie turns 50 years old on May 19, 2016.  Check out our Facebook page for more information and pictures.

Our hours are 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, September to June. During July and August we are open 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.  Our phone number is 250-997-3021 and our email address is museum@mackbc.com.  Each artifact in the Museum has a story and we want to tell the world.

 

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