Featured Museums

Each month, several Recognized Museums are randomly selected and profiled as Featured Museums. This is an opportunity for Recognized Museums to share their upcoming events, new exhibits, and what makes their museum unique.

This month's Featured Museums are the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, The Hangar Flight Museum, the Markerville Creamery Museum, the Millet and District Museum and Archives, and the Brooks & District Museum.

For last month's Featured Museums and a list of all past Featured Museums, click here.

If you would like your Recognized Museum to be featured here, please fill out the form in the Members Only section. For more information, please contact recognized@museums.ab.ca.

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Canada's Deadliest Rockslide: 90 Seconds Changed Their Lives

What was it like to be in Frank when Turtle Mountain collapsed? Why did it happen? Will it happen again?

Visitors can feel the impact of the Frank Slide story in a personal, interactive, and creative setting, involving first-hand accounts by the people who lived through the destruction.

A gift shop, walking trails, and information services enhance the experience.


Upcoming Events:

14th Annual Doors Open and Heritage Festival – August 1 to 5

The Crowsnest Pass is excited to launch its 14th Annual Doors Open and Heritage Festival weekend, with activities throughout the historic former towns. This year's theme is Coal Town Culture.

Bus Tour
The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre is leading a bus tour of the historic mines and associated communities.

Black Beauty: A Crowsnest Pass Tyrannosaurus Rex
The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre will be launching the latest comic in the Crowsnest series.

For a full listing of activities, please visit www.cnpheritagefest.ca.


July 1 to Labour Day
Daily, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

After Labour Day to June 30
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Box 959, Blairmore
Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0


The Hangar Flight Museum

The Hangar Flight Museum shares the stories of western Canadian aviators and innovations in aviation in a historical British Commonwealth Air Training Plan drill hall. Warbirds, passenger aircraft, and commercial aircraft are all held within the same building to paint the full picture of Canadian aviation history.



McCall & McKnight Exhibit
You may know that The Hangar Flight Museum is located at the corner of McCall Way and McKnight Blvd, but do you know the stories of the brave pilots whom these streets are named after? View this new exhibit now to learn more about these Calgarian legends of the sky!

Upcoming Events:

Now Boarding: Open Plane Days – June 22 to September 2, inclusive, on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays
This is your chance to sit inside The Hangar Flight Museum's historical aircraft. Includes: Avro Lancaster, deHavilland Twin Otter, Douglas DC-3, F-86 Sabre, Beechcraft 18 and Avro Anson. Each day features a different plane. Visit the museum's website for the schedule.


Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4629 McCall Way NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8A5


Markerville Creamery Museum

Markerville Creamery Museum opened in 1902 in the traditionally Icelandic Hamlet of Tindastoll, now known as Markerville. The story of the Icelandic immigration and commercial butter making operation is told through guided tours. The Creamery Museum is set in 1932.

Experience Icelandic food culture in the Kaffistofa (coffee shop) with such delights as vinarterta and ponnukokur.

Stroll through the streets following our walking tour with interpretive signs throughout the hamlet.

We are well known for our ice cream, so please don't forget to enjoy a cone of your favourite ice cream.


Upcoming Events:

Canada Day BBQ & Birthday Cake – July 1

Taste of Markerville – July 27

Cream Day Festivities & Show 'n Shine – August 11


May 11 to Labour Day
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

114 Creamery Way
Markerville, AB T0M 1M0


Millet and District Museum and Archives

Millet is an ever-changing, award-winning, small town, local heritage experience. The stories presented in the Museum start in honour of August Millet, a fur buyer who sold furs to Ben Slaughter, who had a store where Millet in now located. A. Millet was a canoe man for Father Lacombe, who named all the Canadian Pacific Railway Stations. Millet, on June 17, 1903, was proclaimed a Village. Over a 3000 square feet building, there are displays from Millet and 13 surrounding districts, Military Commemorative Service, approximately 50 Pioneer Women inductees, as well as the various organizations that built the community, including Communities in Bloom. Temporary displays include Rodeo Legend Bob Robinson and Century Farms. There is also a Handicraft Giftshop and weekly children programs.



Real Women, August 23 to September 25

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition, Real Women, was curated by Shane Golby by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Visual art is about telling stories. Just as Millet's Women of Aspenland exhibit (Pioneer Women) seeks to create space for women's experiences and stories to be told, and to recognize the contributions women make to our communities, so too does this art exhibit.

Upcoming Events:

Millet Harvest Fair – August 24
Exhibit artist Marlena Wyman will be giving an opening exhibit talk during the Millet Harvest Fair.

Workshops – August 28
Exhibit artist Marlena Wyman will present two talks on image transfer art using her knowledge and appreciation of images while working at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Wooden Car Race – August 23
Join museum staff and Town Council members for the wooden car race.

BBQ and Parade – August 24
These are Museum and town-wide events.


Until Friday, August 30, 2019
Monday to Saturday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Special Hours during travelling exhibit

Please check the museum website for hours.

5120-50 Street/Highway 2A, P.O. Box 178
Millet, AB T0C 1Z0


Brooks & District Museum

The Brooks & District Museum was built on seven acres of land in 1974. It was created with the mission to collect, preserve and portray the cultural heritage of Brooks and District. In 2007, the Brooks & District Museum became a Recognized Museum within the Alberta Museums Association mandate, as well as an Accredited Visitor Information Center through Alberta Tourism.

The Museum is designed to be a "Walk Through the Ages." There are seventeen permanent buildings on the grounds of the Brooks & District Museum.

Altogether, the Museum Village pays homage to key influences in Brooks and area's history, including the Duke of Sutherland, the Eastern Irrigation District, and the Canadian Pacific Railroad.


Upcoming Events:

Museum Days – throughout July and August

We offer various activities for all ages, including a sit-in demonstration in a one-room prairie schoolhouse; old-fashioned-style children's games; a live blacksmith demonstration; hands-on informational experiences with artifacts; cowboy roping; tours; and more. Specific weekends will be announced via the official Brooks & District Museum Facebook page.

Upcoming Exhibits:

Brooks Bandits, summer

This feature exhibit dedicated to the Brooks Bandits includes notable players jerseys and both the NJAC cup and the AJHL cup they won in the most recent national playoffs.


May Long Weekend to September Long Weekend
Monday to Sunday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open by appointment during off season.

1269 Sutherland Drive E PO Box 2078
Brooks , AB T1R 1C7


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