MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Pioneer Village  

 

The Pioneer Village was once the original Sundre museum. It is now one of three exhibit spaces. Open during the summer months, the village sits on four acres of land and houses eight historic buildings. There is an area dedicated to farm machinery and implements in the upper village along with a working windmill. A tractor and wagon display are located in the lower village next to the garage. The village offers a wonderful display of green spaces and gardens.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic in the park while your children play in our sandbox. 

 

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World of Wildlife

 

The newest exhibit in our collection is the World of Wildlife. This is a closed, taxidermy exhibit featuring a large floor to ceiling landscape mural, by a local artist. It showcases over 170 mounts from around the world, including a life-sized replica elephant built by our friends at Jurassic Park. Come touch and feel at our learning table, try our skill testing, "what is this" activity and enjoy the sounds of this unique, best of its kind in North America exhibit. We thank Chester Mjolsness and his family for this donation. 

 

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Reception Center Gallery

 

The Reception Centre was built in 2011 as a means of improving the way the museum staff collected, displayed, and stored its objects. It is the front line admission gate and entrance to the rest of the exhibits. It houses a modest general store and public washrooms.  The Gallery is open all year round and the displays are ever changing. We encourage you to follow our social media pages as we introduce new displays throughout the years.

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COLLECTION MANDATE & SCOPE

  • 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

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​

ANTIQUE PHOTOS

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$50 Sitting fee

NOTE: This does not include museum admission rates. 

HOURS

DUE TO COVID WE ARE NOW CLOSED!

Thursday – Saturday: 10AM - 4PM

Sunday 1pm - 4pm

ADMISSION

SUMMER MONTHS

Family $30

Adults $10

Seniors (65+) / Youth: $8

6 & under: FREE

No charge for veterans 

    No charge for  CANOO

ADMISSION

WINTER MONTHS

Family $25

Adults $8

Seniors (65+) / Youth: $6

6 & under: FREE

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Phone: 403.638.3233 Fax: 403.638.3295 E-Mail: sundremuseum@telus.net Address: 211 - 1st Ave SW Box 314 Sundre, AB  T0M 1X0

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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.

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