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NORTHWEST PLAINS INTERPRETIVE AND RESEARCH CENTER MUSEUM

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NORTHWEWEST PLAINS INTERPRETIVE AND RESEARCH CENTER MUSEUM

As of this year (2019), we have established a Northwest Plains Interpretive and Center Research Center. For a long time we have had the dream of establishing a Northwest Plains Interpre- tive and Research Center and Museum. (some background) To this end, we were prepared to go into a PARTNERSHIP with ANY COMMUNITY in Alberta interested in development of such a center as a tourism development. We were prepared to meet or exceede on a dollar-for-dollar basis the community input to several million dollars. According to the Government of Alberta Department of Economic Development, every $1 invested in tourism brings $11 in economic returns. According to the same source, each tourist visiting a community is prepared to spend an average of $100 in the community. For a small community with a major attraction, this can be considerably more. This would be a major economic benefit to any community, especially to a smaller com- munity. Just ask Big Valley, or Rosebud (Alberta). A Northern Plains center has the potential to draw 40,000 visitors annually. No such center existed in Canada. The nearest similar centers were in Helena (Montana) and Cody (Wyoming). On the Northwest Plains there area only the Glenbow and Luxton Museums that have some complementary displays. Furthermore, it is the nature of museums that they are complementary, not competitve. There were no interested communities. Or rather, they were interested if we bore the burden of the costs, and they reaped the benefits. We have now established our Northwest Plains Interpretive Center and Research Center in the small community of Mirror (430 people), Alberta, but

The County of Lacombe has now demanded that we now cease all operations and has taken us to court over this. The County has taken the Colonialist position that it has the authority to tell First Nations what they can and can not do, claims that First Nations have no Rights, and has attempted to curtail the Civil Rights of the Chief. This is in breach of the laws of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada rulings. This is now being challenged in the Supreme Court of Canada. You can contact the County of Lacombe to protest this Colonialist behavior.

library databank This in spite of the fact that the County gave out $60,000 in subsidies to a failing business in a neighboring town. In spite of the fact that we will bring employment of 10 persons to the community. Along with the research center we have established Phase 1 of our museum. We have some 10,000 artifacts, but at present can only display a small percent of them. It is our intention to add another 2,000 square feet of exhibits, and to bring the museum up to world class standards. The Research Center and Museum also includes Bed and Breakfast facilites for the benefit of researchers and vistors, along with a cafeteria. Guests can dress in costumes for pictures, browse the museum and antiques displays, or do their own research in the Heritage Consulting Databank. More information and detail on Heritage Consulting data is available on this website index
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Trade and Aboriginal/Fur Trade genealogies and biographies.
MOUNTAIN CREE BAND Museum
Bed&Breakfast
Tourism
Research
Databank
Heritage Consulting
Collection Offsales
Antiques
Rentals
Publications
The Center also features Antiques outlet and rentals Crafts sales Militaria displays, sales and rentals Jewelry sales Music Nook Costume sales and rentals Art Gallery, sales and rentals Classic Clothes outlet Canoe rentals Antiques Militaria Costumes Art Gallery Music Nook Visitors can also partake of Native cultural activies, tour local historic sites, or visit the beaches, picnic areas and parks on Buffalo Lake. In Mirror, visit other Antique and Collectables outlets on the Antique Mile mainstreet. For those with a railway interest, there is the nearby Canadian National Railway switching yard. Mirror Klassic Kars Buffalo Lake Railway

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