What’s On

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!

Events

County Curiosities – Winter Lecture Series

Warm up with history this winter.  Enjoy coffee and cookies at the Museum while listening to intriguing stories about select historic sites in Strathcona County.

January 15, 2019 at  7 pm – Bremner Mansion
February 23, 2019 at 1 pm  – Early County Military Camps
Frebruary 23, 2019 at 3 pm  – St. Margaret’s Church and Cemetery
March 13, 2019 at 7 pm – Cooking Lake Airport

Admission by donation
Limited seating
Register at 780 467 8189 or assist.scm@shaw.ca

Our newsletter archive can be found here.

Special Exhibit

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.

Vignettes

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.