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Four facilities teaming up to celebrate International Museum Day

The Grande Prairie Museum, Heritage Discovery Centre, Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, and Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre are teaming up to celebrate International Museum Day on May 21st. Each facility will be welcoming guests for free, and hosting a variety of activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities include patrons at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum getting a peak at a soon-to-be-unveiled exhibit called Dinosaurs Among Us which includes a walk-up featuring Mack the tortoise. The Grande Prairie Museum’s current exhibit called Textile Tales features some of the best examples of textiles throughout the Peace Region’s history through different blankets, clothing, and other items.

The Veterans Memorial Gardens, meanwhile, will feature an exhibit on the Battle of Ortona, when in 1943, fifty-five soldiers from the Grande Prairie region were killed in action. The display includes maps, photos, videos, and a slideshow.

In addition to free entry, a free shuttle service will be available every 40 minutes between all four locations starting at 10:30 a.m. and running until 4:30 p.m. For more information on the activities planned at each location, head over to the City of Grande Prairie website.

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