The Mackenzie & District Museum ties to Finlay Forks are many and varied, from our Marge McDougall paintings to photographs of First Nations people whose traditional territory covers the valley. The history books each give their stories, sometimes in conflict, of the people that lived or explored this beautiful valley. As you can see by … Continue reading Our Ties to Finlay Forks Are Many and Varied
Author and historian Jay Sherwood will be in Mackenzie on April 16, 2016 to present his latest book: ‘The Landscapes of Ed Lamarque: Artist, Surveyor, and Renaissance Man 1879 – 1970’.
In a 1938 edition of the Prince George Citizen, this person was reported to be making his fourth trip down the Crooked, Pack, and Parsnip Rivers with a group of his students. His quote from the book Finlay’s River by R.M. Patterson is “to show them that Canada was something more than just Bay Street, … Continue reading Mystery Teacher Falls in Love with the Valley
The centrepiece of our museum is 35 paintings by Marge McDougall, which she painted in the 1950’s in Finlay Forks and some in the 1960’s while living in the Victoria area. Modesty would best describe Marge’s view of her abilities. The paintings were of her friends and neighbors, the First Nations people of the area, … Continue reading Marge McDougall