As we head into Museum Week April 23-29, 2018 we made you a list of museums with charm you need to visit in the Tri-Region area. Our five local museums will take you back to the past with historic sites, artifacts, archives, and hands on experiences. Several of our museums have food, markets and exciting year round events. Find out more by visiting their websites.
If you visit during museum week April 23-29 and be sure to tag #museumweek, #triregion.
Multicultural Heritage Centre – Stony Plain, AB
Situated primarily in the Old Red Brick School House built in 1925, the Multicultural Heritage Centre hosts a rural public art gallery, a settler’s cabin, heritage displays, an artisan market, the Wild Rose library, and the Stony Plain Pie Shoppe. In addition to the main building, the Oppertshauser house is home to artifacts of the era and set as a house of the time. The Centre features education programs, organic gardening programs, ongoing events, mural tours, and regular art exhibits throughout the year. The grounds have private and public organic gardens, an orchard, and stunning grounds. The museum captures the history of Stony Plain. https://multicentre.org/
Seba Beach Heritage Museum – Seba Beach, AB
The Seba Beach Museum’s displays and artifacts are housed in the former All Saint’s Anglican Church, which was built in 1946. The collection dates back to 1906, depicting the earliest pioneers to present vacation highlights such as boating, sailing, fishing and regattas. Group, senior and school tours are welcomed.
Also on the property is a Gift Shop, original Village Office, and Heritage Wall. The Wall, built in 1995 is dedicated to the people of Seba Beach. It stands to record history with the addition of family plaques attached to the wall, celebrating dates, events and family history. http://public.museums.ab.ca
Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum – Spruce Grove, AB
The Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum was built in 1958 and is located at the spot where the City of Spruce Grove began, 120 Railway Avenue. The museum site also hosts the Spruce Grove Archives, Homesteaders Museum, Old Town Water Town, farm implement display, and is home to the Spruce Grove Farmers Markets. Come out to one of the markets, held every weekend throughout the summer. https://www.sprucegroveagsociety.com
Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum – Stony Plain, AB
The museum was opened to the public in 1992. The site began with the Don Gray Barn moved to the site to house the collection. Today the site consists of a total of 23 buildings and a 1930s era Legacy Street complete with artifacts, sounds, facts and photos from the era. The site hosts over 10,000 artifacts ranging from common household, personal, and business artifacts to large farm machinery, tractors, construction machinery, and vehicles. Each year a crop is planted on site, worked and harvested using old machinery, both mechanical and horse drawn to keep alive old farming practices. On weekends May to September local volunteers serve a light lunch, desserts, and beverages at the Tea House. http://www.pioneermuseum.ca
Wabamun & District Museum – Wabamun, AB
The Wabamun & District Museum Society was established in 2007 to preserve for the public benefit, the natural, historical, industrial and cultural heritage of the Village of Wabamun and communities surrounding Wabamun Lake, from the early 1800’s to the present. The museum was officially opened in July 2009. This year, their exhibit will be “TOYS FROM THE PAST”. http://wabamun.ca/community/wabamun-district-museum/