A de Havilland Fox Moth airplane. The Fox Moth was known as the light workhorse of the skies. It was employed in northern Canada during the 1940s doing a variety of jobs including hauling freight and mail, general transportation, medical evacuation, surveying, and mapping. This aircraft was reconstructed from parts of three wrecked planes that crashed in the Northwest Territories. The reconstruction was completed in 1984, and modeled after Registration CF-BNI which was owned by Jim McAvoy and crashed at Porridge Lake north of Yellowknife in 1946.
A pilot’s escape map of northern Canada printed on rayon fabric. Maps like this were carried by Allied forces airmen in World War II and into the Cold War period. The maps could be worn around the neck like a scarf, or folded into a pocket-sized package. This map shows the western arctic on one side and the eastern arctic on the other.
The first NWT Legislative Assembly mace was constructed by northern artists from northern materials in 1956. Within three years, it had started to deteriorate so a replica was made in more durable materials for use in the Legislative Assembly, and the original one was transferred to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in 1979 for preservation.
The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is happy to note that Phase 1 of the Emerging Wisely plan includes being able to open museums and galleries. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is currently developing a plan for reopening that will ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons, and will not be opening until this plan is in place and approved by the Office of the Chief Health Officer. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Le ministère de l’Éducation, de la Culture et de la Formation est heureux de constater que la phase 1 du plan Une reprise avisée prévoit la possibilité d’ouvrir les musées et les galeries. Le Centre du patrimoine septentrional Prince-de-Galles travaille actuellement sur un plan de réouverture qui garantira la sécurité du personnel et des visiteurs. Une fois approuvé par l’administratrice en chef de la santé publique des TNO, ce plan entrera en vigueur et le musée ouvrira ses portes. Nous vous tiendrons au courant de l’évolution de notre démarche.