Collections & Research


An artifact is an object of archaeological or historical interest. Permanent and special exhibits are created around artifacts of local interest.


Archives refer to a collection of records and the location in which they are kept. Archives consist of records created during the course of an individual’s or organization’s life. These records have been selected for preservation and are generally unpublished.


The highest level of organization of records is known as fonds. The Museum and Strathcona County have been working together to make our archives accessible to the public. Oral histories, along with many family and business archival records, are available at the Museum and some will soon be available online.

Community Tree

This unique genealogical research documents the families that were part of the County’s early years and traces their descendants down to today.

Research Library

Research through numerous books, community, family and local government histories. Relax in a high back wing chair and room that provides ambiance and a pleasant quiet, comfortable setting.