FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Museum will be hosting an open house and scavenger hunt on Family Day weekend.

The Scavenger Hunt and Open House will take place February 13th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and February 15th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum manager Heather Sjoblom says visitors will be able to go through the museum for free and search for historical artifacts grouped around four themes: pioneer house, jobs, transportation, and medical dental.

“For each theme, you find there are photographs on the scavenger hunt of six different items in the museum. So it might be an exhibit, an artifact or a photograph,” says Sjoblom.

After finding the item or photo, you check them off, and on the bottom of the Scavenger Hunt sheet, there is a history section where families can complete the questions on how things are different now compared to the past.

“The whole idea behind it is is that families learn about history, but also can compare, and contrast, similarities, and differences between now and in their lives in the present.”

Those who want to participate from the comfort of their own homes can do so as well. You’ll match historical artifacts from the museum with the equivalent item in your household. For example, a stove from the 1920s and the equivalent today would be the oven.

The completed at-home scavenger hunt can be emailed to fsjnpmuseum@fsjmail.com. Both the at-home and the in-person scavenger hunt have prizes involved once completed.

More information on the events can be found on the North Peace Museum Facebook page.