Check out what is happening at the Strathcona County Museum & Archives.
We change our special exhibits throughout the year and host events frequently, so visit often to see more!
Imagine the future of our local museum
Strathcona County is leading a review of the Strathcona County Museum and Archives. As part of the review, we are inviting input from the public on the role the museum might play in our community in 10 to 15 plus years. Your thoughts are important and will be incorporated into a report to be presented to County Council at its July 17, 2018 meeting.
Provide your thoughts on the future of the Strathcona County Museum and Archives. Complete the online survey until June 8.
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This year marks 100 years since Armistice, the end of fighting in the First World War. The Strathcona County Museum & Archives will mark this occasion with the opening of a new exhibit.
Our Peacekeepers honours United Nations Peacekeepers around the world, and focuses on conflicts where Canada has had a peacekeeping presence. The exhibit features peacekeeping artifacts on loan from local resident, Lee Ahlstrom, and The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum.
Artifacts and memorabilia from the First World War will also be displayed, enhancing themes such as: the origin of Remembrance Day, aircraft as weapons of war, the first use of poisonous gas in war, and, on a lighter note, the birth of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Using an informative timeline of WWI events, visitors can gain a visual perspective on Canadian wartime history, from 1914 – 1918.
The opening of the exhibit will be held on Remembrance Day, Noon- 3 pm.
The exhibit will be on display until December 21, 2018.
Our pioneer-themed exhibits have been enhanced with modern technology. We have a vignette in each exhibit to give you a more in-depth look at how pioneers lived. Get a sneak peek here.