In this presentation, Tracy Calogheros and Alyssa Tobin discuss Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning, which is a collaboration between the Exploration Place, Museum + Science Centre in Prince George, British Columbia, and the Lheidli T’enneh Nation. Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning is a 2017 recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.
This presentation by Tracy Calogheros and Alyssa Tobin is part of the “Project Showcase” Panel at the 10th Canada’s History Forum, Making History Relevant that was held on November 21, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History. This event was organized by Canada’s National History Society and the National Council on Public History.
Tracy Calogheros has served as the CEO for the Exploration Place, Museum + Science Centre in Prince George, British Columbia, for nearly twenty-four years. Presently, Calogheros serves as the Vice Chair of the Canadian Association of Science Centres. Ms. Calogheros’ work with the Lheidli T’enneh Nation has resulted in an expanded collection, a new permanent gallery, Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning, and an MOU between the Museum and the Nation to act as their repository while working together towards program development and repatriation of artifacts from around the globe.
Alyssa Tobin is the Curator at The Exploration Place in Prince George, British Columbia. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, her educational focus has been in Archaeology, Conservation, and First Nations Studies. She has spent several years both in the field, working as an archaeologist and in the Curatorial Department at The Exploration Place. She is passionate about the human history of the Northern Region of B.C., loves the outdoors and is always eager to deepen her understanding of the history of the place she calls home.