MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Pioneer Village  

 

The Pioneer Village sits on four acres of land with eight heritage buildings as well as farm machinery and implements, tractors, wagons, sandpit, horseshoe pits and gardens.  Bring a picnic lunch and have a “picnic in the park.”

 

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World of Wildlife

 

A closed exhibit featuring a large floor to ceiling landscape mural, 170 taxidermy mounts from around the world, including a life sized replica elephant made by our friends at Jurassic Park. Come see the burnt leather African art and an impressive skull display. This collection was made possible by local resident Chester Mjolsness and has placed our museum on the international map.  

 

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Reception Center Gallery

 

This is our collection of Aboriginal and Pioneer artifacts. From cowboy to doctors, lumber camps to spinning wheels, we have a sample of everything.

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SCOPE OF COLLECTIONS

The Sundre & District Museum shall actively collect artifacts and archival material that illustrate the founding settlement and development in the Sundre and surrounding areas.  Emphasis will be on:

  • Indigenous History

  • Archaeological artifacts

  • School Life

  • Church Life

  • Home Life

    • Domestic chores

  • Health Care

  • Local occupations

    • Logging and Forestry

    • Farming and Ranching

    • Mercantile

    • Guiding and trapping

    • Oil and Gas

    • Transportation:

    • Roads

  • Communication

  • Local enlistment and service in wars

    • Regalia​

  • Local Business

  • Local governance

    • Civic milestones

  • Achievements of local service organization

    • Girls Club​

    • Women's Institute

    • Elks

    • Legion

    • Royal Purple Ladies

    • Ladies Auxiliary

    • Scouts / Brownies

    • Sport Groups

    • Music

    • Drama

    • Rodeo

    • 4-H

Ladies of Aspenland

 

The Women of Aspenland Virtual Exhibit places artifacts and archival materials—the stuff of heritage collections—within a context of meaning. It is an entry point into a region in Central Alberta that is defined by its geography—both physical and human. The lives of women are at the heart of it and their activities, over a period of nearly 100 years, are viewed against the backdrop of settlement and modern history. View our digital online exhibit here!

Read more: http://www.unlockthepast.ca/Women-of-Aspenland
Copyright © Unlock the Past with Central Alberta Regional Museum Network

Programming

 

The Sundre & District Historical Society is dedicated to celebrating our community history. We are working on creating relevant programs utilizing the AB Curriculum. We hope to reveal a Grade 1 - 6 Science and Social Study program in the New year, ready to go for the Fall of 2018. If you feel you can assist us in writing a program or delivering a program in a volunteer capacity, please give our office a call. We are excited to celebrate "The Way We Were" utilizing the technologies of today. Visit our program page for more details. HERE.

CONTACT US

 

Phone: 403 638 3233

Fax: 403.638.3295

Email:sundremuseum@telus.net

ADDRESS

 

211 - 1st Ave SW

Box 314

Sundre, AB  T0M 1X0

HOURS

 

SUMMER: May 1

Monday – Sunday: 10AM - 5PM

WINTER: October 15

Closed Monday - Wednesday

Open Thursday - Sunday

10am - 4pm

ADMISSION

SUMMER MONTHS

Family $30

Adults $10

Seniors (65+) / Youth: $8

6 & under: FREE

ADMISSION

WINTER MONTHS

Family $25

Adults $8

Seniors (65+) / Youth: $6

6 & under: FREE

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The Sundre & District Historical Society would like to acknowledge that the Sundre & District Museum is located on Treaty 6 and 7 territories which have been the traditional meeting grounds, gathering place and travelling route for the Blackfoot Confederacy, Tsuu t'ina, Stoney Nakota and Region 3 Metis. We also wish to publicly acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis and Inuits whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.