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Minding the Fort: Hudson’s Hope & the Fur Trade Educational Program

Experience Hudson’s Hope rich fur trade history from 1794 to 1938 through the artefacts at the Hudson’s Hope Museum!

Aimed at grade four*, this program examines the economic and technological exchanges between fur traders and Aboriginal people in the Peace Region.

Students will learn about the introduction of new materials and technologies to First Nations in this area. They will be able to see and pass around archaeological artefacts found at forts in this area.

They will understand the technologies used in bringing trade items from Europe to the Peace Region.

Students will learn about bartering through a fur trade exchange activity. They will also learn about the Made Beaver system of value.

Duration: 80 minutes
Cost: $3 plus GST per child (max. 30 students) (adults are free of charge)

PROGRAM FEES ARE DUE BEFORE OR ON THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM.
An adult must accompany every ten students in an elementary school class. We recommended more accompanying adults for grade three and under. It is the responsibility of the teacher and accompanying adult volunteers to maintain discipline throughout the visit.

*This program has been adapted for middle school and high school history classes as well. It has also been done for a range of ages for home schools.