Archive | Past Special Exhibits

From Vimy to Juno

From Vimy to Juno is a bilingual travelling exhibition that examines Canada’s role in the First and Second World Wars, anchored on the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 and the D-Day landings on Juno Beach in June 1944. The exhibition focuses on the personal stories of the men and women who experienced firsthand […]

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Our Peacekeepers

This year marks 100 years since Armistice, the end of fighting in the First World War.  The Strathcona County Museum & Archives will be open on Remembrance Day, from noon to 3 pm, to mark this occasion with the opening of a new exhibit. Remembrance Day admission is by donation. Our Peacekeepers honours United Nations Peacekeepers […]

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I Do! I Do!

2018’s Summer Special Exhibit features wedding dresses and paraphernalia on loan from local residents and from the museum’s collection. See dresses from the 1940s all the way to 2011 and learn about wedding traditions from white wedding dresses to the history of bridal bouquets. Come see this lovely display before it’s gone, August 31, 2018.

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Hidden Treasures: Community Service Champions

On display until April 20, 2018 Hidden Treasures:  Community Service Champions honours the noble work of local community service organizations. The exhibit showcases a variety of  support organizations which have assisted area residents over the years; from the initial support groups in the 1920s to  specialized service groups currently operating in the County. Special Thanks to all the […]

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We Still Remember

2017’s Remembrance Exhibit, We Still Remember showcases artifacts on loan from the Military collection of local residents George Chivers and Lloyd Bachinsky. The exhibits features military themed collectibles and memorabilia, as well as Canadian and German airforce badges from the First and Second World Wars. This display is on now, until December 22, 2017.

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Voices From the Past

Oral Histories bring everyday history to life, leaving a record for future generations.  Voices of the Past takes anecdotes pulled from the transcripts of our Oral History Collection. The exhibit showcases different aspects of life, such as school, fishing, and gardening, in early Strathcona County. Voices of the Past is on display until October 2017.

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Paving the Way: Pioneers of the County Part III

Strathcona County Museum & Archives is proud to announce their latest special exhibit; Paving the Way: Pioneers of the County Part III is the third in a series of exhibits which celebrate pioneer families from Strathcona County.  This year we feature the Briggs and Trimble families.  These families have played an important role in the history and […]

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From the Kitchen

Come see what’s cooking in our newest Special Exhibit, From the Kitchen! Explore artifacts and information pertaining to cooking, baking, and preserving during pioneer days. Learn about Ice Cream and Butter Making, and test you knowledge of cooking utensil and weights and measures! When you’re finished pick up a few recipe cards and try them out […]

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Remembering…

Our current special exhibit highlights milestones of the World Wars and features unique war memorabilia on loan from a local resident. The exhibit runs until December 18, 2015. Museum hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.

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