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Banff, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Banff Park Museum

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, July 2, 2008
1. Banff Park Museum Marker
Inscription. Opened in 1895, the Banff Park Museum was moved into this building in 1903. Its cross-log motif exemplifies an architectural style common in the town at the time. Norman Bethune Sanson, the museum’s curator from 1896 to 1932, energetically developed the collections, initially put together by the Geological Survey of Canada. Throughout its early years the museum dealt with natural and human history but by the late 1950s was limited to natural history. While this building was refurbished in 1985, the exhibit reflects museum interpretation current around 1914.

Le Musée du Parc Banff

Ouvert en 1895, le musée fut réinstallé dans cet edifice en 1903. Son ornementation en rondins croisés est typique de l’architecture en vogue à Banff à l’époque. Norman Bethune Sanson, conservateur du musée de 1896 à 1932, s’appliqua avec énergie à developer ses premières collections, constituées par la Commision géologique du Canada. Dédié à l’origine à l’histoire naturelle at à l’histoire de l’homme, le musée se limite, depuis la fin des années 1950, à l’histoire naturelle. Il fut rénové en 1985. Sa collection reflète toutefois la conception muséologique qui avait cours vers 1914.
 
Erected 1992 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Banff Park Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 2, 2008
2. Banff Park Museum Marker
51° 10.409′ N, 115° 34.273′ W. Marker is in Banff, Alberta. Marker is on Banff Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta T1L, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Banff Springs Hotel (approx. 1.3 kilometers away).
 
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Banff Park Museum image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 2, 2008
3. Banff Park Museum
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By Dawn Bowen, July 2, 2008
4. Banff Avenue in 2008
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,704 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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