News PG themed Family Day exhibit moves online for Exploration Place SHARE ON: Catherine Garrett, contributor, Monday, Feb. 15th, 2021 Prince George's new mayor, Her Worship Carrie Jane Gray in 1958. / Exploration Place via Wally West Collection The Exploration Place has curated an exhibit on all things Prince George for Family Day. The collection, supported by the provincial government, went live this morning (Monday). “Although we cannot welcome you into our building physically, we want to invite you digitally, to celebrate our community,” said CEO Tracey Calogheros. It was created to commemorate people, places, objects and events that have shaped the history of the northern capital. “One of the most obvious things we have in there is Mr. PG. He’s pretty much a mascot for the city. He has really represented the city a lot through the years,” explained Assistant Curator Chad Hellenius. Originally connected to forestry, Mr. PG has grown to represent the city as a whole. “We’ve seen a lot of different incarnations, and people seem to love them all,” Hellenius added. Other objects found in the online exhibit include the BX sternwheeler, a nod to the industrial history of the Nechako and Fraser rivers. “It’s a collection of photos that you might not think about a lot. I’ve incorporated people like Carrie Jane Gray, an iconic politician who did a lot for the city and for women in politics. She had a lot of people who thought women didn’t have a place in politics and she didn’t listen to them. She did what she wanted,” said Hellenius. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the museum is unable to have visitors. By moving it online, Curators hope to try and bridge the gap until precautions are lifted.