Northern Alberta Railway Station - Pouce Coupe, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 55° 42.918 W 120° 07.949
10U E 680126 N 6178119
Quick Description: One of the better small town museum's one will find, Pouce Coupe's has a lot of interest in a relatively small area.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/14/2019 12:12:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM10YZ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The museum is housed primarily in Pouce Coupe's (pronounced Pouce Coupee) one time railway station, built in 1931 about three blocks west of its current location and moved here in 1972. The museum itself opened in 1973 and has grown constantly since.

Not only does the museum have an authentic railway station, it also has a Northern Alberta Railway caboose parked behind that station. Naturally, it was that selfsame railway which built the station. As well as the caboose, the museum has four buildings packed with artefacts, Heritage House, the Trapper's Cabin, a tool shed and the original NAR Train Station. Artefacts in the collection depict each and every aspect of life in the Peace Country, including domestic life, agriculture, transportation, business and industry, medicine, even the effects of war on the people of the Peace Country.

Museum & Visitor Centre

The Pouce Coupe & District Museum & Visitor Centre is housed in the former N.A.R. Station. This building was constructed in 1931, with Jack Hardy as the first agent. It served the north east as a railway terminal for many years, before being relocated in 1972 to its present location at 5006 - 49th Ave, Pouce Coupe. It opened as a museum in 1973 and has operated continuously ever since.

NORTHERN ALBERTA RAILWAY STATION

THIS RAILWAY STATION WAS BUILT IN 1931 ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE VILLAGE AT THE TOP OF COLUMBIA AVENUE. AFTER IT CLOSED, IT WAS BOUGHT FOR A MUSEUM AND MOVED TO ITS PRESENT LOCATION IN 1972 AS A B.C. CENTENNIAL PROJECT. THE MUSEUM OFFICIALLY OPENED IN MAY 1973, AND HAS OPERATED SUCCESSFULLY EVER SINCE.

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Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Historic Site or Building Marker

Describe the parking that is available nearby: Street parking in front

What Agency placed the marker?: Town of Pouce Coupe

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