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“Culture”

Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives
Ranked #20 of 50 things to do in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our Historical Gallery features many unique artefacts including David Thompson’s musket balls, the ice axe from Mt. Alberta and one of Curly Phillips’ canoes. The exhibits in our Showcase & Alcove Galleries change several times a year. These galleries feature exhibits which are culturally and historically significant to the area. In the summer of 2017 we are featuring 2 new exhibits, "Cutting Ties" in Jasper National Park. From 1920 - 1927 over 500,000 railroad ties were cut in the Whirlpool Valley in the Athabasca Pass and floated down the Athabasca River through Jasper National Park. Come and learn about this very little unknown history that took place in Jasper National Park. June 9 - November 9, 2017. BEARS IN THE ALLEY, this exhibit runs April 20th - October 1st, 2017. Read about funny and not so funny stories about local encounters with hungry bears who roamed the alleys of Jasper breaking into garbage cans in search of food. Visit our gift shop for the best selection of books about Jasper and the surrounding area and for locally made products. Summer hours: 10-5 pm daily. Winter hours: 10-5 pm Thursday-Sunday.
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Culture”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very well laid out and informative with really friendly staff. A bit out of the way but we'll worth finding. Had an exhibition on Marilyn Munro when we were there which was really interesting

Visited May 2013
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San Jose
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just a museum... and Marilyn?”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Good history (as one would expect), but nothing special. Compares unfavorably with the Whyte Museum in Banff. And an exhibition about Marilyn Monroe?

Visited September 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must stop”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Well done, a small museum packed with history. You see a cross section of the early day in the Rockies, not for the faint of heart. The current added feature Marilyn Monroe has some amazing item, picture and town people comments and note from her time in Jasper, Hollywood comes to Jasper

Visited August 2013
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Tracy, California
Level 6 Contributor
547 reviews
338 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Well done local museum”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

You can see the pride in the community reflected in this place. Local people making history come alive. The displays and visuals are helpful in understanding the history of the area. While we were there they were having a giant book sale based on donation.

Visited August 2013
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Harbour Grace, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“More history than you can handle!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

A great place to go on a rainy day! This museum may be small, but it has more than enough artifacts and information to keep you occupied for an hour or so. I learned all about the history of Jasper, the railway, and the park. The lady on duty (from NB?) was very friendly! There was a charming Marilyn Monroe "River of No Return" exhibit with locals weighing in on her stay in Jasper back in the 1950s. If you like her, go to the museum for that alone this summer! Bonus: lovely gift shop!

Visited May 2013
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