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 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, and the Rocky Mountain House 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.


Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive, hands-on celebration of Alberta’s sporting history. With over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum includes a multisport area with virtual baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer; a 200-meter wheelchair challenge; a Treadwall climbing wall; the Orest Korbutt Theatre; the Hall of Fame Gallery; and much more. The museum has over 16,000 artefacts of Alberta sports history in its collection and showcases many of these items in a number of displays. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum also offers an education program, group activities, and a unique environment for your birthday party, special event, corporate reception, or meeting available for rent.

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Upcoming Events:

Chase the Ace Charity Raffle – Wednesdays

    Held every Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Troubled Monk Brewery.

Family Day Fun – Monday, February 17, 2020

    Family Day Fun is a fantastic day for families to enjoy time together with crafts, games, hot chocolate, cookies, and full access to the interactive museum! Kids get in free with paying adults.

Easter Family Egg Hunt – Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Join the Easter Family Egg Hunts! Children of all ages will have fun in this museum-wide hunt for goodies.

2020 Induction Banquet – Friday, May 29, 2020

    The new inductees will be welcomed into the Hall of Fame with a Banquet at the Cambridge Hotel.


Hours:

October 1 to May 1
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



#102 - 4200 Highway 2
Red Deer, AB T4N 1E3
403.341.8614

www.albertasportshall.ca


Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Make the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) your next stop when exploring Red Deer, Alberta! The MAG combines the wonderful elements of a museum and art gallery to “Inspire a Passion for History and Art”. Whether you create your own masterpiece through one of their drop-in art programs, take in a local or travelling exhibit, or learn how truly remarkable Red Deer is through their history exhibit, they are committed to creating memorable experiences for visitors of all ages that reflect the rich and complex diversity of Red Deer and the surrounding area.

Visit their website for what's on with public programs, exhibits, and events.

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Exhibits:

Anne Frank - A History for Today, January 13 to March 22, 2020

    This travelling exhibit tells the story of Anne Frank set against the background of the Holocaust.

Sacrifice, Hope, Friendship: Canada and the Liberation of Holland, January 18 to March 15, 2020

    Historical exhibition showcasing artifacts and artworks telling the story of the Liberation of Holland.


Upcoming Events:

Talk by Marnie Bodnar: Granddaughter of 4 Holocaust Survivors – February 2, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

Our Stories: This is Us - Family Day @ the MAG – February 17, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Enjoy local storytelling performances, take a fun instant family photo, participate in family-friendly art activities, games + more!

Talk by Sylvie Hepner: Second Generation Holocaust Survivor – March 1, 1:00 p.m.


Hours:

Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Weekends, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holidays: Open Family Day, Easter Monday, Heritage Day, and Remembrance Day.



4525 47A Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6
403.309.8405

www.reddeermuseum.com


Rocky Mountain House Museum

The Rocky Museum tells the stories of the settlers who homesteaded around Rocky Mountain House. The history of the development of Rocky Mountain House post-fur trade includes the lumber industry, mixed farming, and commercial ventures. There is so much to see! Permanent exhibits include the Glacier School, the Meadows Forestry Cabin, a working player piano, and a barbed wire exhibit. The archives are searchable through their database, and appointments can be booked for those wanting to do research. School programs and adult programs are described on the website. The Rocky Museum Gift Shop carries local history books, a great selection of locally crafted giftware, and souvenirs.

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Upcoming Events:

February Potluck Supper and Speaker – February 26, 2020

    Speaker to be announced.


Hours:

Fall and Winter
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed weekends.

Spring and Summer
May Long Weekend to the last weekend in August
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.



5406 - 48 St, Box 1508
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2
403.845.2332

www.rockymuseum.com/


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