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.
A scorched steel piece from the Russian nuclear-powered satellite Cosmos 954 that re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on January 24, 1978. Debris was scattered from southern Great Slave Lake, northeast towards Baker Lake.
A sewing kit made of caribou and moose hide with metal beads and a bone button. Sometimes called a 'chatelaine', this kit has a needle holder, a pin cushion, a thimble holder and a sheath for scissors. Collected by Canon Alfred Vale, principal of St. Peter’s Anglican Mission School.