Who We Are

"The Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre exists to preserve, study and make accessible distinctive collections, so to inspire and engage people in learning cultural and natural heritage of the Fort Vermilion area. Through discovery, recollections and the making of memories, we serve and improve the quality of life for others."





This mandate is achieved through various programs such as:
-Museum Tours
-Research Requests
-School Tours
-Community Events
If you are interested in any of these programs please

 

Opened in 1995, the Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre is the nucleus of heritage preservation and conservation in the Fort Vermilion area. Boasting over 16,000 photos, 22,000 archives, 8000 objects and 2 heritage houses - there is much to explore! The history of the Fort Vermilion area is vast, fossils and bones ("Rocks Tell Tales" exhibit) are remnants of the pre-human history of the Fort Vermilion Area. "Weyiman Waskahikun Wehkohkewin (Fort Vermilion A Special Gathering Place)" is a tribute to the Dene Tha', Beaver and Cree nations. Agriculture, industry, and community events of days past compose our nuclear collection from the Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm (58° North and Farming).  

"Boreal Beauty, Bounty and Balance" features the area's natural heritage. With these main exhibits, and a plethora of other displays and artifacts, the Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre is the premier historical resource in Mackenzie County.




Artifact of the Week!

Paperweight

Large looking dollar is actually a paper weight from the "Canada Metal Co." The company was started by 17 year old W. G, Harris in 1893 as a scrap metal business in the heart of Toronto. It has since grown to become an international company under the name "Canada Metal North America" This paper weight was likely sold as promotion of the company pre 1929 when Canada Metal Company was sold to the National Lead Company of New York. It is assumed the figure on the paper weight is founder W.G. Harris.  
2015.12.471 / Nugent, Mike

This large looking dollar is actually a paper weight from the "Canada Metal Co." The company was started by 17 year old W. G, Harris in 1893 as a scrap metal business in the heart of Toronto. It has since grown to become an international company under the name "Canada Metal North America" This paper weight was likely sold as promotion of the company pre 1929 when Canada Metal Company was sold to the National Lead Company of New York. It is assumed the figure on the paper weight is founder W.G. Harris.
2015.12.471 / Nugent, Mike