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 next to the garden, and a tractor and wagon display 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 the Chester Mjolsness and his family for this donation as it has placed our museum on the international map.  

 

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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, public washrooms and a coffee area. 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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DIGITAL EXHIBITS

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

History of the Sundre Hospital

 

Sundre, Alberta, is a well established community of 2500 people located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Today,
residents of Sundre, situated 120 kilometres northwest of Calgary, and 100 kilometres southeast of Red Deer, can reach either of these communities in an hour. However, for many years, Sundre was a remote community that functioned as a regional service centre to a large isolated area. By choosing to live in Sundre and its surrounding area, individuals were choosing a rural lifestyle in a spectacular natural setting. This lifestyle came with a price that, for many years, included limited access to medical services. Through the use of images and some textual material, this exhibit traces the development of medical services in Sundre, from their very limited beginnings 
to the present.

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Read more: 
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_stories/pm_v2.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000671
Copyright © Virtualmuseum.ca

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

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 2020. 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: JUNE 6th

Thursday – Saturday: 10AM - 5PM

Sunday 1pm - 4pm

ADMISSION

SUMMER MONTHS

Guided Tours: Donation

Antique Photos: $50 *Includes museum admission

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.

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