A handmade wooden rocking chair with netted babiche back and seat. Parts of the frame are branches which have been minimally shaped. It came from Saint Peter’s Anglican Mission, which was built in 1893 in the original Hay River village on the east bank of the main channel of the Hay River.
A clothes iron used by Emily Lepine while living in Hay River with her husband, Frank Lepine, in the 1950s to 1970s. The heavy 'No. 7' iron could have been heated on a wood stove. The metal handle had to be grasped with a thick potholder or glove.
A piece of laminated mulberry paper from a World War II Japanese air balloon recovered near Hay River in June 1945. The Japanese launched approximately 9,300 of these hydrogen-filled balloons in 1944 and 1945. They were carried by air currents to North America. Most balloons carried small bombs, intended to cause panic and start forest fires.