Strathcona County Museum & Archives

The Best Kept Secret in Strathcona County!

We are a participative Museum complimented by a Research Library and Archives housed in one building. We encourage visitors to move from room to room to view each exhibit in our Village Square, learning about settlers and pioneers in the early 1900s.  We employ an interactive method of presentation enabling us to directly involve our visitors through touch, smell and the operation of items displayed.  For pre-booked tours visitors will listen to stories told by costumed interpreters sharing the history about our exhibits. Our gallery is based on the theme of a rural community and encompasses the history from First Nations to the pioneers. 

The Strathcona County Museum & Archives is located in Sherwood Park. It is easily accessible by surrounding communities.  Our pre-booked school tours are designed to complement the school curriculum from kindergarten to grade 6. Children will learn how early settlers lived, about our heritage/history and discover the different cultures in the area.  Areas covered are language, science, fine arts, health and the new social studies curriculum giving focus to citizenship, identity and Canadian history. Enjoy an amazing hands-on experience, explore the local history of Strathcona County.