Updated on October 20, 2017.

Upcoming Events

NameDescriptionCategoriesVenueDate
Festival: From the NorthFrom the North brings together musicians, visual artists, media artists, storytellers, dancers and Dene and Inuit athletes from the territories on a tour of the northern capital cities – Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit – followed by stops in Ottawa, Montréal and Vancouver. The show is made up of three distinct components: an evening gala performance (October 27 at the Northern Arts Cultural Centre), an afternoon fest (October 28 at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre) and a touring visual arts exhibit.AuditoriumOctober 28, 1:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for the first concert of the season in a series of free concerts presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife. Featuring performances by COSY Members & students of COSY members. COSY's AGM will follow at 4pm. COSY welcomes all musicians to attend the AGM. Everyone is welcome!CafeOctober 29, 3:00 pm
Horizon: A Visual Symphony of Canada

HORIZON: A 360° Journey

HORIZON is SESQUI’s marquee hemispherical film. The 20-minute film is a soaring visual symphony that places viewers in the centre of the action during an inspiring showcase of Canadian creative expression that unfolds from coast to coast to coast. HORIZON takes its audience on a revealing expedition from the highest peaks to the deepest seas, and through all ten provinces and three territories. Drawing upon artistic inspiration from across our country’s rich cultural mosaic, the film features traditional and contemporary creative works set in the unforgettable urban and natural landscapes of our diverse nation. Showings run from 2:30pm to 5pm in the 360º film dome.
 
CaféOctober 30, 2:30 pm
Ruff Around the EdgeLearn from a trio of NWT seamstresses how to add a touch of fur to your winter wear. Bring your parka and $50 cash and walk away in style with a coyote-trimmed hood (ruff will not be as appears in photo). Youth and Adult • 2:00 to 4:00pm Pre-register at pwnhc_education@pwnhc.ca or call to register (867) 767-9347 Ext 71245 AuditoriumNovember 5, 2:00 pm
Fashion Show: Nu wes kéne xa (For Our Children)For one night only, the museum is transformed into a living exhibit of Tishna Marlowe’s head-turning designs. Stay and mingle after the show with food, music and cash bar. All ages • 7:30 to 10:00pm With support from the Department of Industry, Tourism and InvestmentAuditoriumNovember 23, 7:30 pm

Upcoming Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
Beaded Universe: Margaret NazonMargaret Nazon, a skilled craftsperson and contemporary artist from Tsiigehtchic NWT, blends traditional beading techniques with her fascination of images from the Hubble space telescope., , Mezzanine & BridgeOctober 2017 - March 2018
Witness BlanketInspired by a woven blanket, this large scale art installation is made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolise ongoing reconciliation. As part of a cross-Canada tour, the Witness Blanket will be on display at the PWNHC from September-December, 2018., , Feature GallerySeptember 2018 - December 2018

Current Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
WISH150 Northwest Territories MosaicTakingITGlobal asked students from across Canada to share their hopes and dreams for the future of the country. The Wish150 exhibit featuring the NWT Bison Mosaic is the result of these emerging artists’ talents and wishes. In the Northwest Territories, students from Deh Gáh School in Fort Providence and K'àlemì Dene School located in Ndılǫ, were encouraged to create a mosaic to express their identity, represent their community and share their wishes for Canada in the next 150 years., , Community Display AreaOctober 2017 - February 2018
We took care of Them: RCMP Special Constables in the NWT“We took care of Them” celebrates and honors the contributions of Indigenous people in the NWT to policing in the north. Come to hear stories about Special Constables, told by community members for this exhibit. Learn more about the role that NWT communities played in helping the RCMP through rare video, photographs and interesting objects. This exhibit was created in partnership with the Department of Justice and RCMP “G” Division to celebrate Canada 150., , Aviation GalleryAugust 2017 -
Canada 150 at the PWNHC, July 2017 - December 2017
Love, the Land: Photographs by Adam HillFrom Ulukhkatok to Fort Smith, nature in the NWT is a limitless subject. Adam Hill’s photographs capture the “big picture” without missing all the details around us., , Mezzanine & BridgeApril 2017 - September 2017
Narrative ThreadsThis exhibition grew out of an online project by the Textile Museum of Canada. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre was invited to choose textile-related objects from our collection and submit their stories to Narrative Threads – Crafting the Canadian Quilt., , Feature GalleryFebruary 2017 - October 2018
Making a MuseumSee wonderful new acquisitions from the past decade on display for the first time., , RampAugust 2016 -
This Land is Our Home: Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives DeneThis is the story of the Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives Dene First Nation and their traditional territory. The exhibition is a collaboration with YKDFN elders and cultural advisors to showcase their history, language and culture through artifacts, clothing, oral history and photographs., South GalleryOctober 2015 - October 2018
Ice Age Bison Discovery: Our frozen past and thawing futureOn exhibit for the first time — a 13,650-year-old steppe bison skull found in Tsiigehtchic, NWT in 2007. This exhibit highlights ice age fossils and the changing landscape of the North., North GalleryJune 2015 - June 2018
DioramasImmerse yourself in our 10 landscape dioramas that showcase the strong connection northerners have with animals and the land. To create these dioramas, we worked closely with wildlife experts, elders, and community advisors from across the NWT., , North and South GalleriesPermanent -
Mooseskin BoatFrom the late 1800s to the 1950s, mooseskin boats were built by the Shutagot’ine (Mountain Dene) to carry large amounts of cargo along dangerous mountain rivers. This boat was made in 1981 in partnership with the National Film Board and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Come and learn about the largest artifact on permanent display., , Feature GalleryPermanent -