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Museums & Historical Societies

Mountain View County is home to several high quality museums and archives, featuring a number of dedicated volunteers and staff ensuring the story of local history and heritage is preserved.

Each of the museums and historical societies is provided with an annual $6,000 contribution by Mountain View County. This alotment is reviewed annually by Council and staff to ensure it is meeting the needs of the local museums.

Mountain View Museum- Olds

Celebrating the pioneer heritage of Olds and surrounding area. Displays include the general store, school house, western corner and homestead kitchen. Located at 5038 - 50 Street in Olds. Open year round.

Didsbury Museum

Includes an old physician's office, an early railway, and a school classroom showing articles from the early 1900s to the 1980s. Designated a Provincial Historic site in the summer of 1997. Located at 2120 21 Ave in Didsbury. Open year round.

Sundre Pioneer Village & Museum

Features a Norwegian log cabin from 1913; the area's oldest schoolhouse; a blacksmith's house and barn; and the Chester Mjolsness World of Wildlife Museum. Located at 211 - 1st. Ave. SW, Sundre. Open from the May long weekend to Labour Day in September.

Carstairs Heritage Centre

The museum features the McCaig House from 1901 which is a restored, furnished homestead house, and the "Olde Tyme Sweete Shoppe". Located at 1138 Nanton Street in Carstairs. Open year round.