Musée Girouxville Museum

Tristan Beaudoin

Come on down to the Musée Girouxville Museum, home of the well-loved five legged squirrel. The five legged squirrel was trapped locally in the Peace River region.

This week the column will focus on the art work of local painter Leon Tremblay and Quebec folk art. He has painted over 100 paintings of local scenery to some of the backdrops of the exhibits in the museum. Some examples of his artistic creations are paintings of the Peace River and Smoky Rivers. His work includes an entire wall dedicated to former local bishops of the Catholic Church.

Quebec folk art can be seen in the museum as folk styles were brought west with the migrants from Quebec. Examples of this style of art are expressed in carved animals and scenes of daily life and in figures such as pioneers, lumberjacks and Native Americans.

This is just a taste of what can be seen at the Musée Girouxville Museum and its over six thousand artifacts.

Musée Girouxville Museum is situated at 5015 – 50th Street and is open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 780-323-4252.


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