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There is always plenty to discover at the Quesnel Museum. Learn the secrets of "Mandy, the Haunted Doll." Listen to the stories of Chinese and First Nations Elders or visit a Sikh temple through interactive video installations. Meet the residents of early twentieth century Quesnel through the remarkable photographs of C.D. Hoy and C.S. Wing. Dress up in the children's activity centre or participate in a scavenger hunt. Click here to view our upcoming special events and programs.

Favourite exhibits include the Titanic, Footprints in Stone, dedicated to local First Nations culture, and vignettes recreating Quesnel's pioneer homes and businesses. From rare Chinese artifacts used during the gold rush era, to ephemera that will evoke childhood memories, the extensive collections are sure to appeal to all ages and interests. Come and see why the Quesnel Museum has been proclaimed one of BC's top 10 community museums.

Featured Photo of the month

In 2006 the Quesnel Museum received a donation from Helen Lattman which included a photo album scrapbook “50 Years of Kangaroo Hockey”. The album is a tribute to the players and personnel connected to the club with the goal of preserving its history. This photograph was found on one of the pages labeled “Herb Greyeyes.”

Herb Greyeyes was born in Saskatchewan on December 21, 1941. The Cariboo Observer reported that he didn’t start playing hockey until the age of 14. He played Midget hockey with a team from Duck Lake Saskatchewan and later with a juvenile club from Lebret Saskatchewan. As a junior he was picked up to play for the Prince Albert Mintos and then moved on to play for the Saskatchewan Junior Quakers. After the Quakers, Herb went to the training camp of the Los Angeles Blades, a farm team of the New York Rangers. From there he was sent to Indiana to play with Fort Wayne of the International Hockey League. After a short stint here he was asked to attend a camp for the Portland Buckaroos during which time he played a few exhibition games against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He then returned to Saskatchewan to, once again, play for the Quakers.

Herb played for the Quesnel Kangaroos from 1963-1969. He arrived in Quesnel in the fall of 1963 after a short stint with the Prince George Mohawks and quickly became a standout for the Kangaroos during the 1963-1964 season. During the 1964-65 season Herb received a five game suspension for a fighting with a referee. In the 1967-1968 season the Kangaroo centreman received awards for being the highest point holder in the league, leading scorer on the Kangaroo team and for being the most valuable to his team. In 1969 he headed to Vanderhoof.

The Quesnel & District Museum and Archives cherishes the generous contributions, like this one, that so many of Quesnel’s community members have donated over the years.