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Leo Rutledge Historical Collection

The library in partnership with the Hudson’s Hope Museum have begun work on establishing a collection of materials and resources on Hudson’s Hope and Peace River history. This will be a lasting legacy to the community and for all British Columbians. Leo was a long time resident of Hudson’s Hope and an avid supporter of both the library and museum. Rutledge remained involved in many conservation issues throughout the years, was a director of the Sierra Club, the Peace Valley Environmental Association, and his input into processes like the Fort St. John Land and Resource Management plan was invaluable. He was honoured with many awards, including a Governor General’s medal in 1992, BC Ministers Environmental Award in 1994, an Honorary Degree from Northern Lights College in 1996, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2002.