The fonds consists of the records of the Board of Directors; Administrative planning documents, financial and personnel records, information on the physical plant, and subject and correspondence files; photographs and information on Collections’ artifacts, buildings, and displays; photographs and files of Programming and special events. Completing the collection are brochures and books published by the society, associated organizations; and photographs, scrapbooks and guest books from the Grande Prairie Museum.
Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District
Image shows a group of unidentified children and two adults posing together in front of a small tipi in the Heritage Village at the Grande Prairie Museum. This activity was part of the museum’s school programming.
The fonds consists of the following series: personal and family papers and photographs including diaries written by Beth over an extensive period beginning in 1939 (with lapses) and into the 2000s; publications from "The Bull Outfit" with which her father came to the Beaverlodge area 1909; organizational files showing Beth's involvement with Trumpeter Swan preservation, the Home and School Association, the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society, the Grande Prairie Book Club, and the Grande Prairie Hot Air Balloon Events Association; files relating to her work as author and historian of Clairmont and District, the Monkman Pass, Grande Prairie's 25th Anniversary, Pioneers of the Peace, and the Peace River itself, complete with the diary of a trip down that river in 1955, and a reference system of news clippings on the people and events in the Grande Prairie area from [1970-2000]. There is also a large collection of photographs, both historical and documentary, detailing her activities and showing her interests as a photographer.
The series consists of Beth’s personal diaries with supplemental information; bound volumes of literature from the Burnsites; family photographs from the Flints, the Sheehans, and Beth & Everett Sheehan; printed material from Beth's education at Alberta College; and some paper artefacts, family memorabilia.
Image shows two Papago Indigenous women standing near Mr. George, a member of the Sheehan’s travelling party, outside of their home which was 9 miles past Wall’s Well. This photograph was taken during the Sheehan’s trip to Organ Pipe Cactus Monument in Arizona and is located inside Beth’s journal from that trip.
Image shows three Papago Indigenous women and a small child standing near Mr. George, a member of the Sheehan’s travelling party, outside of their home which was 9 miles past Wall’s Well. This photograph was taken during the Sheehan’s trip to Organ Pipe Cactus Monument in Arizona and is located inside Beth’s journal from that trip.